LG and Lenovo Teaming Up to Rival Samsung's Foldy Phone: Report

By Holly Brockwell on at

There's been a lot of excitement about the folding phone Samsung is reportedly planning among smartphone enthusiasts, but it seems the other brands are taking notice too.

A new report claims that Lenovo and LG have teamed up to create their own version: a 13-inch tablet that folds down to the size of a phone. It's not clear whether this device will actually be a phone, or whether it's a tablet that becomes a mini-tablet. Honestly, with the advent of WiFi calling there's not a huge amount of difference between the two anymore, but one crucial difference here will be which operating system the device uses.

Lenovo tablets usually run Windows, whereas of course LG's phones run Android. With the two OSes starting to work together more recently, could we potentially even see a dual-boot device – Windows in tablet form and Android when folded up? Ooh, the possibilities.

This isn't the first time we've heard about a potential folding phone from Lenovo. This video leaked onto the Chinese social network Weibo back in September:

And Lenovo China then appeared to confirm it, although the jury's out on that one because the message has been translated multiple ways.

It might be a while before we get to try LGnovo's device, though: if the report is correct, it won't be coming out until the second half of next year. In the meantime, we'll just have to manage with our thousand-pound devices that don't bend – unless you sit on them.