According to LetsGoDigital, another LG model patent for the Explorer project was released recently. The patent is called a ‘Rolling Mobile Terminal’. But the design patent shows a design that adopts a stretch rather than a rolling design.
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The patented LG model uses a flexible display that can be partially rolled up and hidden in the shell. In the smallest state, it is equivalent to the size of an ordinary smartphone. With the scrolling and sliding mechanism, the phone can be pulled to the left and right.
After pulling out, the screen area will be enlarged by 100%. If necessary, the user can also decide to use only one method. When the screen is pulled out, the left and right screens will extend accordingly. So the screen can be well protected by the casing.
In order to better understand the main principles of this design, the aforementioned source made some renders.
As you can see, in contrast to a foldable device with a hinge in the middle, the rolling mechanism is located on both sides of the device. That means, you simply pull out the rest of the display from the sides. When the device is unwound, the frame also moves with the display. This indicates that the bezel also serves as protection for the housing of the rollable display. The display of the LG smartphone with a pull-out roller screen in an OLED panel with a metal housing.
Last week, NeoWin reported that LG’s rolling phone is under development. This LG model is code-named ‘B Project’. Also, it said the phone will be released in March 2021. This phone can be pulled out from at least one side.