LG appears to have a rollable laptop in the works that could be up to 17 inches in size. While the South Korean company has not yet made an official announcement, a patent application for the rollable laptop has appeared online. The laptop also appears to have a foldable keyboard and touchpad for improved portability. LG is one of the most important manufacturers who have been developing rollable displays for some time. However, companies like Oppo and TCL are also trying their luck with rollable displays to build next-generation smartphones.
As reported by Root My Galaxy, the patent for LG’s rollable laptop appears to have a display that rolls between 13.3 and 17 inches. When scrolling, it will appear as a soundbar. In addition, the laptop has an on / off switch on one side, in contrast to normal laptops, which have an on / off switch next to the keyboard.
The rollable laptop also seems to hide the webcam while rolling and has a tick display drum that can stand on its own – without the need for a kickstand or assistance from the attached keyboard.
LG also seems to offer the rollable laptop’s keyboard and touchpad that can be cut in half. Even so, the given input hardware is considered the standard size to make things easier for users.
LG does not confirm details of the rollable laptop. It is very likely that the patent only relates to a concept and not to a commercial product.
Nevertheless, LG showed its options for building a rollable 18-inch OLED display at CES 2016. In January, the company also unveiled its 65-inch UHD OLED display. This development helped bring a rollable OLED television to market last year.
LG is also in the rumor mill for the development of its rollable smartphone, which could be released sometime next year. The rollable smartphone is said to be codenamed “Project B”, although it could be referred to as LG Rollable. Earlier this week, Oppo also introduced the Oppo X 2021 concept phone with a rollable OLED display.
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