LG has reaffirmed its interest in flexible phones and made a strong statement that it will penetrate this market, but believes it is not time now.
The statement came from Kyle Yoon, a lead product of LG Mobile, during a briefing on why the brand has not brought any competitors to the Samsung Galaxy Fold and the Huawei Mate X:
"When it comes to folding , [the day will come] If we all have a foldable device. This is only the case if the Play Store [apps in] has a native resolution in these proportions when the price of folding parts will drop – we would like to supply a device that can make more people affordable with 5G and [offers] more content. We focus on the first but foldable elements … yes, we will have these devices. "
LG has opted curiously, instead of just leaving the big-screen market, but to publish an add-on: the LG DualScreen.
Attached to the LG V50, this clip features a second 6.2-inch display folds out To increase the property available to the user, however, this is far from the widescreen flip phones that Huawei and Samsung have made with thick panels.
It makes sense that LG does not want to jump with its feet ̵
LG Electronics' President and Head of Mobile, Kwon Bong-seok, said recently that the brand would not do anything dramatic as it would reestablish itself in the smartphone market, but also affirmed that LG was ready to go Do it with a flexible phone if the opportunity was right.
It's an interesting move from LG – two brands have announced this year's commercially available products and a host of other companies (like Xiaomi and Alcatel) have shown concept devices, so if LG has some technological know-how in this field, why not?
It seems like the DualScreen is an attempt to offer the market something that makes something that is right now. almost like an apologetic step, so that many brands speak of a bright, flexible future.
It would be nice to see LG retreating to the sharp end of the smartphone market, as it is a company with some real innovation and technological savvy inside – and the more players battling for consumer dollars, the better handsets will be ,
Will LG offer a flexible smartphone by the end of 2019? It may well depend on the performance of Samsung and Huawei's efforts, which will hit the market in the coming months.
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