Coming in late 2021 with a steep price tag
The South-Korean firm tipped its rollable smartphone during its CES 2021 event. According to the feedback collected, the device’s impressions seem to be quite positive. Some analysts also started to publish forecasts on when we can expect the handset to hit the market. The latest report indicates that the device will come after September, effectively in the fourth quarter of 2021. The information comes from a Tweet, so we need to digest it with a pinch of salt. He also tips the price of the LG Rollable will be around $2560 in the United States.
The price tag is way beyond a regular smartphone, but we can understand due to the technology involved here. Samsung’s first foldable smartphone was quite expensive too, and only in the last year, the company managed to make its foldable phones cheaper. We can understand if the first rollable phones come at expensive price tags. The report also states that the company needs to fix issues related to the mechanical part of the metal body. Of course, the device also has certain durability issues that need to be addressed.
While the arrival of this LG Rollable seems to be feasible in 2021, we can’t hold our breath for it just yet. We believe that there are multiple challenges to making a device like this one. However, LG already has experience thanks to its rollable smart TV. The brand has been struggling in the market for quite some time, could be the rollable phone the answer to its problems? Only time will tell.