Despite foldable phones being all the rage at MWC, one of the bigger companies at the show didn’t have one.
LG has been clear that it won’t introduce a foldable phone anytime soon, choosing instead to focus on its 5G flagship, the V50 ThinQ.
And it’s for good reason. As the company’s head of mobile Brian Kwon told The Korea Times earlier this month, LG’s more pressing concern “is to regain its market position. Considering this situation, it is too early for LG to launch a foldable smartphone.”
So instead of trotting out a foldable model for the hordes in Barcelona to swoon over, it showed off a second-display case for the V50 ThinQ. Or as LG calls it, the Dual Screen.
Because the Dual Screen is very much a display in case form, the first thing that sticks out about it is the hinge gap. That space between the two screens seems to be about 1/4 inch, and boy is it noticeable. It’s much larger than what we’ve seen on similar devices like the ZTE Axon M.
For that reason, this will be better used a separate display rather than simply making the V50 ThinQ have a larger screen. You also can’t stretch a single app across the entire space.
Not that you’d want to because of the big gap, but LG says it won’t be possible to go full screen using both panels. The Dual Screen also doesn’t lay flat, even though you can open it 180 degrees. More hinge problems. More