- Yonhap, a major South Korean news agency reported on Monday that LG has cancelled the rollable phone
- LG came out against the report and maintains that the rollable phone is still under works
- LG had also claimed similarly that they will not sell its smartphones division – only to admit it later
Shortly after the news went mainstream, an LG spokesperson issued a statement to The Verge claiming that the rollable smartphone project is still underway. “I can firmly deny that any such decision on future mobile products has been finalized,” the LG spokesperson was quoted saying. It is notable, however, that the company has not denied any such claims via a press note or a release.
The rollable smartphone from LG was among the most talked-about gadgets from CES 2021. It was the company’s second product under the Explorer Project. This is a new mobile category that will have devices with fresh form factors. The LG Wing was the first smartphone to be developed under this project.
However, shortly after LG showcased the rollable phone at CES, there were talks about LG reportedly considering selling/shuttering its mobile division. LG was quick to respond to those claims and had back then claimed that there were no plans to exit the smartphone space – only to do a 360-degree turn a few days later and adding that they were indeed considering a sale and that a final decision is yet to be taken.
At this time, therefore, we do not really know if LG will indeed go ahead with the rollable smartphone. What do you think would happen? Di let us know in the comments below!