LG rumoured to launch smartphone with second screen

LG is set to launch a smartphone with a second-screen attachment, according to CNET sources. 

The yet unnamed handset, which will allegedly make its debut at Mobile World Congress next month, has been described to CNET as a ‘sort of case with a screen’, which could expand the screen real estate by double the size. The attachment would be optional, so supposedly people could use it for, say, watching videos.

Previously, reports have suggested that LG would launch a foldable phone to compete with the long-teased Infinity Flex Display Samsung revealed late last year, but this one won’t fold. Whether or not it’ll be the next model (the G8?) in LG’s flagship line-up is also to be confirmed.

If the rumour is true, LG would certainly be on a roll with high-concept devices, having wowed CES attendees with its rollable OLED TV earlier this month. 

The countdown to Mobile World Congress begins.


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Becky Roberts

Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her eight years in the hi-fi industry, she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.