LG appears to have a roll-up laptop in the works that could offer a 17-inch screen size. Although the South Korean company has yet to make an official announcement, a patent application for the rollable laptop has emerged online. The laptop also appears to have a foldable keyboard and touchpad to provide improved portability. LG is one of the major manufacturers who have been developing roll-up displays for some time. However, companies like Oppo and TCL are also trying their luck with roll-up displays to build next-gen smartphones.
As reported by Root My Galaxy, LG’s roll-up laptop patent appears to have a screen that can roll out between 13.3 and 17 inches. It appears like a sound bar when unrolled. Also, the laptop has a power button on one of its sides, unlike all regular laptops that have a power button next to the keyboard.
The roll-up laptop also seems to hide the webcam when rolled up, and comes with a tick display drum that can stand on its own – without the need for crutches or attached keyboard stands.
LG also seems to offer the keyboard and touchpad on the roll-up laptop that could fold in half. However, the input material given is considered to be of standard size, for the convenience of users.
Details on the roll-up laptop have not been confirmed by LG. It is quite possible that the patent is simply related to a concept and not to a commercial product.
That said, LG showcased its capabilities for building an 18-inch rollable OLED display at CES 2016. The company also unveiled its 65-inch UHD OLED display in January. This development helped bring a rollable OLED TV last year.
LG is also in the rumor for the development of its rollable smartphone which could arrive next year. The rollable smartphone is said to be in plans with a codename “Project B”, although it may be referred to as LG Rollable. Earlier this week, Oppo also unveiled the Oppo X 2021 concept phone with a roll-up OLED display.
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