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LG to launch a foldable smartphone at CES 2019: Report

A foldable form factor means that the device makers will need to make almost everything inside, foldable or at least flexible enough to function in union.

  • Published: November 1, 2018 4:27 PM IST
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Foldable smartphones seems to be the next big thing in the smartphone industry as major brands such as Samsung, and Huawei are reportedly working on one. The possible reason that these companies are working on devices with foldable form-factor is to push the manufacturing material and technology to its limits. A foldable form factor means that the device makers will need to make almost everything inside the body, foldable or at least flexible enough to function without any issue. Once this is achieved then only the industry can move ahead with more ambitious and radical designs when it comes to the future of smartphones.

Considering the push towards foldable smartphones, new information has surfaced on the internet. According to leaker Evan Blass, LG is planning to launch a foldable smartphone at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2019. According to the tweet, LG is planning to launch a device and two other smartphone makers including Samsung and Huawei are also planning to launch foldable smartphones around the same time.

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This comes alongside another tweet by another leaker, Ice universe, who indicated that three smartphone makers are planning to launch foldable smartphones between CES 2019 and MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2019.

The list of three smartphone makers does not include Samsung. This means that the list is likely to include Huawei and LG. It is unclear about which will be the third company on the list. We have not seen any statement from the device makers at the time of writing so things may change. This comes right after Rouyu Technology launched the world’s first foldable smartphone called the FlexPai.

  • Published Date: November 1, 2018 4:27 PM IST