LG working on foldable phone that doubles as a tablet

LG and Samsung have battled to outdo each other when it comes to TV and phone technology in recent years, and we've seen some interesting concepts as a result - from bendable screens (see video, below) and rollable TVs, to flexible phones like the G Flex 2.

Now it looks like we can add folding phones that double as a tablet into the mix. Samsung's folding phone was teased earlier this year, and LG seems to have a similar design in the works.

A shape-shifting phone would allow you to fold the screen out flat in order to make a tablet-sized device. Naturally, this technology could be rolled out to larger screen sizes, potentially including TVs.

MORE: LG reveals 0.97mm 'Wallpaper' OLED TV that can be peeled off the wall

LG Display is said to be working on moving its latest generation plastic OLED screens into full production, which would pave the way for more elaborate and inventive displays and devices.

Last year, LG revealed a 'Wallpaper TV' that was just 0.97mm thick. A flexible display meant that it could be hung on a wall, and be peeled off too.

Whatever the outcome, we expect to see some crazy screens from LG (and Samsung) at CES 2017, whether on phones, tablets or TVs...

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Joe Cox
Content Director

Joe is Content Director for T3 and What Hi-Fi?, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).