LG's IFA Invite Teases New Dual-Screen Flagship Smartphone Launching Soon
Next month marks the kickoff for IFA 2019 in Germany. The show opens on September 6, and ahead of the show, LG has debuted a video invite for an event that indicates it will be showing off some new products. The teaser video starts with an 8-bit style video game running on a single screen smartphone form factor.
If we are to assume anything about the form factor of the device being shown off from the video, which could be a version of the LG V50 ThinQ smartphone, it would appear that the bezels are thin and there is no notch. The biggest feature of the smartphone in the video is a second screen that folds out, offering twice the screen space.
The video shows a game that has a head moving through a maze and picking up powerups that include a camera and a video game controller. The icons in the game may be a hint that the second fold-out screen has functionality that ties into both gaming and photography. The dual-screen device then shows the head entering into the second screen for navigating to a destination.
While the LG V50 ThinQ 5G has been seen before, along with its attachment for adding a second screen, the teaser does show something interesting. The teaser video shows that there is a smaller screen on the outside of the smartphone that has the date and time. The video closes with the outside screen of the device showing a time of 10:00 and a date of Friday, September 6, 2019, and asking viewers to save the date. That time and date is when the LG keynote at IFA 2019 will happen.