LG is teasing a smartphone that would have up to three screens in a short trailer for its press conference at IFA 2019. The 20-second trailer reveals a video game mockup being played on a phone that features a tiny video game controller icon and a camera before a second display folds out to show a map with a path to the corporate’s IFA press conference. Lastly, the device closes, revealing what seems to be a third, smaller screen on its front, which shows the time and date of LG’s presentation.
It’s a really similar concept to the LG V50 Thin Q’s second display case accessory that LG showed off before this year during the phone’s reveal at MWC. However, this removable accessory — which was never launched within the US — didn’t have the extra display on its exterior, which seems to be new for this version.
Beyond what’s teased within the video, we don’t know too much more about what LG is preparing to announce today. Android Police and ZDNet both speculate that the device might end up being an accessory for a potential V60 ThinQ. However, we’re additionally curious about whether or not there’s a possibility that this might simply be a brand new accessory for LG’s existing V50 ThinQ.
What the device nearly certainly won’t be is foldable, which is a product category that LG has steered away from regardless of preparing to launch its rollable OLED TV this year. As a substitute of a folding screen, both the V50 Thin Q’s accent and this new unannounced device seem to feature two separate screens that are attached by a hinge, and which don’t bend like the displays on the Samsung Galaxy Fold or Huawei Mate X.