Since OEMs like Samsung, Apple, Huawei are busy working with their foldable technology for their upcoming smartphones and in the meantime, LG took a step long and skipped foldable smartphones and patented a laptop concept with Rollable Display and Keyboard. This concept of rollable display technology was given by Samsung itself back then in 2016. And LG seems to be thinking out of the box and adapting this tech for their own Laptop.
This week Oppo announced the X 2021 concept smartphone with a rollable display which automatically adjusts its screen consistent with the video resolution. LG isn’t a replacement player when it involves rollable display devices because the company has already launched a rollable design TV which when unfolded are often carried anywhere.
As reported by Root My Galaxy, the patent for the rollable laptop by LG seems to possess a display which will unroll between 13.3- and 17-inch sizes. It appears as a soundbar when unrolled. Also, the laptop is seen to possess an influence button on one of its sides, unlike any regular laptop that carries an influence button alongside the keyboard.
The rollable laptop also seems to cover the webcam when rolled and comes with a tick display drum which will stand on its own — without requiring any kickstands or support from the attached keyboard.
According to the diagrams, the display during this laptop is often unrolled from 13.3-inch up to 17-inch. That’s not all, even the keyboard with a touchpad is often rolled inside the display drum. So, when the notebook is totally rolled, it’s sort of a soundbar. So what are the utilization cases of this design? the sole one we could consider is that it’ll take less space in bags. But since flexible technology is fragile, it’ll take time to perfect this. Hence, we don’t see LG launching a rollable laptop within the near future.
From the patent images, we conclude that the mousepad is often externally joined to the keyboard which further joins with the display. Information regarding this rollable laptop isn’t enough as of now, but we expect more details to surface online.
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