Samsung and LG Possibly Working on a Portable Display That Can Connect to Your Smartphone

  • A report originating from Korea suggests that Samsung and LG will launch portable monitors of up to 14.1-inches in size bearing Full HD resolution.
  • The screens will be battery operated and will weigh up to 1 kilogram.
  • These portable screens are expected to be available in the third quarter of 2020, possibly alongside the upcoming Galaxy Note flagship.

According to Korean site ET News, Samsung and LG are currently working on OS-free displays of up to 14.1-inches in size that can potentially pair with your smartphone. The idea here is to provide a Samsung DeX like solution but with portability in mind. So the two companies want its customers to purchase these dummy monitors that can be transformed instantly by your smartphone.

The report elaborates that Samsung and LG will bring 14.1-inch portable Full HD displays to the market which will be operated entirely on battery which means it will require a recharge, just like a smartphone. It is said that Samsung’s monitor will come with a 10,000 mAh battery and weight of just around a kilogram, whereas the LG monitor will reportedly have a 5,000 mAh battery while keeping the weight down to around 600 grams. This LG offering will reportedly be 9mm thick.

These displays could cost anywhere between 400,000 and 500,000 Korean Won or $340 – $425, as per the report. Both companies could release a variant of this display by Q3 of 2020, the source claims. It is likely that Samsung will name its variant the DeXBook, while there’s no information on what the LG monitor will be called. Since the expected launch is still some distance away, we expect to learn more about these monitors over the coming months.

It is said that both companies will gauge the demand for a product like this and take future steps accordingly. This indicates that the monitors may initially be available in limited quantities. Given the timeframe mentioned, one can speculate that Samsung will show off this new display with the Galaxy Note 20 later this year.

Source: ET News

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