LG Patents New Smartphone Design With A Wrap-Around Display

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LG might be preparing to launch a smartphone with a curved display, well, at least if a new patent filing is to be believed. If you take a look at the two images down below, you'll get to see a rather refreshing design that LG patented. The first image shows us one side of this smartphone, and as you can see, this device has a curved display on the top, with a really thin bezel below its display. The second image shows us the other side of this phone, and you'll notice that this device comes with a display on both its front and back sides, while it is also present on the very top of this phone, as we're not looking at two separate displays, but a single wrap-around one. You'll also notice a circular key in the second image, this is probably a home button and a fingerprint scanner, though nothing has been confirmed just yet, of course.

This is a rather odd design, as you've probably already noticed, and if LG introduces this smartphone in the near future, it will be the first of its kind to hit the market. Do keep in mind these are only sketches and the final product could look significantly different, especially considering these two devices seems to be quite thick, and the display on both sides is probably to blame for that. You'll also notice that these designs don't sport a power key on the sides, nor do they have volume rocker buttons. This does not mean LG will introduce such a smartphone (or smartphones) in the near future or at all, but it is a possibility, of course. Xiaomi managed to surprise pretty much everyone when they introduced the Xiaomi Mi MIX last year, and if LG comes up with a phone like this it might have a similar impact on people.

Looking at this design, we wonder how durable would this phone be, especially considering the fact that its display covers the top portion of the phone as well, so a fall would probably shatter it, well, it almost certainly would. This sure is an interesting design, but it remains to be seen what will LG do with it, if they plan to use it in one of their upcoming smartphones, of course.

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