Latest in Gear

Image credit: LG

LG teases an ‘Explorer Project’ phone with a slide-out display

It's just an animation for now, but hopefully we'll learn more soon.
Daniel Cooper, @danielwcooper
September 15, 2020
128 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

LG Explorer Product slide out phone demo
LG

LG is entering a highly experimental phase of being a phone maker, in which it tries to woo new customers over with all sorts of unique designs. The LG Wing, with its flip-around display and second screen, is the first in a series of Explorer Project handsets that try something different. And, at the end of LG’s keynote showing off the Wing, it also teased the second Explorer Project device, a smartphone with a slide-out, apparently flexible display that could put its rivals to shame. 

The teaser is entirely depicted in the GIF above, showing off a device where the right-hand side pulls out to greatly increase the size of the display. And we reckon it’ll behave similarly to TCL’s concept device that does similar, pulling out to release more screen real estate nestled inside the phone’s body. Given LG’s experience making rollable OLED displays for its ultra-fancy range of TVs, it’s certainly possible that the technology will come to smartphones.

Of course, this is just a teaser and LG will likely be showing off all sorts of features about its next fancy handset in the run-up to its launch. But being able to use the phone as a phone and only pull out the extra screen when you need it could be a neat solution. After all, Samsung’s foldables pack two screens, while the Surface Go can only be used while open. This might just, very neatly, split the difference.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
128 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

The Morning After: Amazon's new security camera is also an in-home drone

The Morning After: Amazon's new security camera is also an in-home drone

View
Here's everything Amazon announced at its big hardware event

Here's everything Amazon announced at its big hardware event

View
GameStop will have more $499 PS5s available to pre-order on Friday

GameStop will have more $499 PS5s available to pre-order on Friday

View
Apple is allowing Solo Loop returns without sending back the Watch

Apple is allowing Solo Loop returns without sending back the Watch

View
Ring made a security drone that flies around inside your home

Ring made a security drone that flies around inside your home

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr