You’ve got to give it to LG for constantly trying to out-innovate their competition, from modular phones like the LG G5 to phones with way too many cameras. The company is now apparently leaning towards selling you one with an optional second screen. A folding phone, however, this is not.
According to CNET, LG is getting ready to show off multiple devices including the LG G8 at Mobile World Congress next month. One of these new devices will have an optional second screen. There’s no confirmation whether LG will market this as a variant of the G8 or as a completely new series.
It is believed the additional screen will arrive as part of a case for the phone, apparently giving you more screen space to work with. This screen would presumably make use of the USB Type-C port or perhaps a proprietary connector.
The jury is still out on whether we really need dual screen phones, but what about a second screen attached to a case? This solution could potentially be used as a folio-style device with a stylus. Or how about a modern-day communicator with the keyboard split over on the other half? Since the screen would be on the inside, it would also be relatively protected against drops and scratches.
Is this something that excites you? Let us know down in the comments.
January 17, 2019 at 12:15AM