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LG Rollable Display Tablet
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A rollable display is basically a type of screen that can be rolled up like a scroll without the image or text being distorted using various technologies, such as electronic ink, Organic LCD, and OLED. This technology is nothing new, as rollable displays using electronic paper date way back to CES 2006 where Philips showcased a prototype. Now, an LG patent reveals that the company could be working on a rollable display that doubles as a touchscreen tablet. Read more for the patent, additional pictures and information.

LG G8X ThinQ
Could a dual-screen smartphone actually be better than a folding one? LG thinks so, and that’s why they’ve unveiled the G8X ThinQ at IFA 2019. Simply put, it consists of two separate displays connected by a hinge mechanism via a USB-C link. Both displays measure 6.4″ and boast a resolution of 2,340 x 1,080 pixels, while a 2.1-inch screen in the back makes sure you don’t miss any notifications. There’s also an ambient light sensor that automatically adjusts the contrast to maximize image details and reduce eye strain. Read more for a hands-on video, additional pictures and information.

LG Double-Fold Smartphone
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Why stop at just a single folding display, when you could have two, and have it fold at multiple points? This is what LG is working on, or at least according to the 16 sketches found in a design patent filed with the KIPO (Korean Intellectual Property Office), which was published on May 7, 2019. Simply put, you can fold this device twice, turning it into a full-sized tablet when fully unfolded. Read more for additional pictures and information.

LG InstaView Door-in-Door Refrigerator Spherical Ice
LG’s new InstaView Door-in-Door refrigerator is unlike any other because it’s designed to make slow-melting round ice (2-inches in diameter) without having to manually fill and freeze ice molds. It can store up to 25 ice spheres in the freezer drawer bin at once and auto-replenishes itself. This makes it perfect for home mixologists and cocktail connoisseurs, while also keeping soda pop, lemonade, iced coffee and other beverages, colder longer. Read more for a video and additional information.

LG Folding Smartphone Rollable Display
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LG filed a design patent on February 21, 2019 for a rollable device and it was just published in the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) database, with a total of 18 sketches. The drawings appear to show a roll-up display that can be wrapped around a smartphone chassis and just a small bezel is visible on the top and bottom sections. Read more for the patent, additional pictures and information.

LG V50 ThinQ Dual-Screen Smartphone
The LG V50 ThinQ was officially unveiled earlier this year, and unlike all the other folding smartphones, this one boasts a case accessory called the “LG DualScreen”, which contains a second, 6.2-inch 1080p display panel that’s powered using pogo pin connectors on the phone, but communicates wirelessly. Since it’s removable, you can easily stow it inside a bag or even pocket when not in use. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.

LG Patent Z-Fold Smartphone Flexible Display
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Flexible displays used on foldable smartphones are nothing new, but LG has an interesting take on the technology, according to a design patent filed in China on March 6, 2019 with the the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) database. A total of 18 sketches were included, and they appear to show a Z-folding device with dual displays, one of which is a flexible screen. Read more for the patent sketches and additional information.

LG Transparent Foldable Mobile Phone
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LG Electronics published a USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) patent on April 9, 2019, with the title ‘Mobile Terminal’. This device appears to be a foldable smartphone that sports a flexible transparent display. It appears to be all-screen, as the flexible display can be used on both the front / back and the inside, while a simple movement turns it into a tablet. The phone also features a near bezel-less design that may use a different transparent material. Read more for additional pictures and information.

LG SnowWhite Ice Cream Machine
Keurig machines are known for their use of individual pods, and LG wants to revolutionize the way you make ice cream by using a similar system. Called the “LG SnowWhite,” this prototype personal ice cream maker uses specialized capsules that create delicious flavors and creamy textures that enable just about anyone to make frozen treats to satisfy their sweet tooth – from traditional ice creams to sorbets, gelato, even frozen yogurt. There’s no official release date or pricing information available just yet, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see it in stores by this holiday season. Read more for additional pictures and information.

LG Mirror Display
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We have seen the future of mirrors, and they can either be used normally, or as a television set. LG first applied for a “Mirror Display” patent back in 2017, and it was just published on March 5, 2019 by the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office). Unlike Samsung’s mirror TV, LG’s offering boasts touchscreen functionality, thanks to an in-cell touch sensor. In other words, the company is able to integrate a touch screen without added thickness. Read more to see the patent and for additional information.