LG Tipped To Debut Smartphone With Optional Secondary Display Attachment

As smartphone fans wait in anticipation for Samsung to roll out its folding screen Galaxy F, LG is cooking up something a bit different that will still give smartphone users more screen space. A rumor is going around that LG is set to launch a new smartphone that has an option to have a second screen attachment. The rumor comes from a person who claims to be familiar with LG's plans.

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The source describes the second screen attachment as a sort of case with a screen that could double the size of the smartphone's display. The name of the device hasn't been finalized according to the source, but it will be decided soon as the source says that it is one of the multiple devices that LG is launching at MWC 2019 next month. One potential name is G8 according to the person.

One thing that the source says is certain is that the device won't fold. LG has been rumored to have a folding phone coming after trademarks surfaced for devices called the LG Foldi, Flex, and Duplex. The latter sounds like a likely name for a device with two screens. LG has been having a hard time finding its place in the smartphone world; the company isn't competing well in the high-end market against Samsung and Apple while brands like OnePlus own the mid-range.

A device with a mid-range price and a second screen could help LG find its niche. Sadly for consumers, with smartphone prices skyrocketing mid-range devices can sell for as much today as high-end devices a few years ago.

LG has been busy of late with some exciting products shown off at CES 2019 earlier this month. The most notable product that LG unveiled at the show was an OLED TV that had a screen that could roll up when not in use similar to a projector screen.

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