Opening up the first segment allows you to see the clock and your notifications. Another segment, and you’re in selfie mode. Unfold the device all the way, and it’s suddenly a widescreen display that could be useful for gaming, watching movies or multitasking. The side buttons take on different purposes depending on the mode. The design even makes space for a built-in stylus.
The companies also created a concept for an interconnected collection of devices centered around a pair of true wireless earphones. Placing those and their portable charging case onto an AI speaker transfers audio to the latter. Other devices in the proposed “music-link” series include a smartwatch and a wireless charger.
It remains to be seen whether these devices will actually hit the market. Akin to the LG Wing, it experiments with the standard smartphone form factor in a novel way. The slide-phone would also stand out from other devices with foldable displays, such as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2.