LG Dual Screen uses mmWave technology to connect to the company’s smartphones
With foldable smartphones slowly starting to gain popularity in the market, and several models already being prepared to arrive soon, LG has taken a different approach with its Dual Screen.
Available for some of its smartphones such as the V50 ThinQ and G8X ThinQ, the device uses wireless connections previously unknown for pairing and transferring data, but finally, we had information about the technology in an interview on the website DisplayDaily.
The LG Dual Screen takes advantage of the 60GHz mmWave spectrum, similar to that used by the 5G network, reaching transfer rates of around 6Gbps and guaranteeing an experience very close to what we would see if the communication were made over wires, with extremely low latencies. Despite facing the same problem of low range, the fact that it is a case, which will always be operating next to the smartphone, prevents interference from occurring.
For this, the South Korean equips the so-called “Kiss Connectivity”, from Keyssa, a company specialized in wireless connections. The solution not only offers high speed, but is still super compact, with its chip being less than a penny. Given this, this technology is very promising, and can be another option for exchanging files between users, replacing Bluetooth and even NFC in this regard.
“The fundamental design of connectors has not changed in 100 years. Keyssa intends to bring advanced technology to one of the least advanced components in electronic products,” said Steve Venuti, Vice President of Marketing at Keyssa. The company does not intend to restrict itself to smartphones, and already offers its high frequency connection to the industry, to Data Centers and even for applications in medicine.
It now remains to be seen whether the Dual Screen will indeed have a promising future, or whether it will end up being forgotten in view of the flexible panel technologies that have been improving more and more. It is worth remembering that LG ended the official support for its 360 Cam , a 360º camera accessory launched for the LG G5 , last week, after a lifetime of commercial failure.
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