LG is one such company which doesn't fear of experimenting with the latest technology. Their development in mobile technology is truly rewarding. The South Korean electronics giant was the first to launch LG Optimus 3D, a 3D smartphone in 2011. In 2014 they unveiled LG G Flex, the first smartphone with a curved display. Eventually, both the smartphone technologies failed to attract customers. They were first to unveil modular phones too. Now LG is planning to launch world's first smartphone with two displays, two batteries, and two headphones jacks.
Back in 2016, LG filed a patent for a foldable smartphone with dual headphone jack and two batteries. The patent titled as "Mobile Terminal" was filed on September 28, 2016 and World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has published it today.
According to the patent, both the screens of the smartphone are curved and it displays notifications like date and time and temperature.
When the device is partially folded, two persons can different videos at the same time and since this patent technology has also included two headphones jack, each person will be hearing the audio in private. There comes the need of two batteries, one each for display. According to the patent filing, the first screen features an under-fingerprint scanner unit and both have their own digital cameras.
So, LG now joins Samsung, Apple, Microsoft, and Huawei in the race of foldable smartphones but former has moved a step forward. Samsung's foldable smartphone is most likely to be unveiled early next year. It doesn't look like that LG will keep that timeline for their new foldable Android phone.