Lg may shut down its smartphone business since it can’t find a buyer. Lg considers exiting smart for business after a 4.4 billion dollar loss in 2020.. These were some of the headlines we saw earlier this week and while the news has yet to be officially confirmed, it’s, not looking good for lg’s smartphone business or for its customers, what little remain – and this is really a bummer for a number of reasons. Even if i could see the writing on the wall for a while now, first of all, i was really looking forward to lg’s rollable smartphone. That was reportedly in the works and expected to actually be launched in march it’s. Basically, a smartphone with an extendable display on both the left and right sides. So you get a traditional, 16×9 or 18×9 display that can turn into a big tablet for watching movies, youtube videos, read ins, some e books, you name it it’s gon na be or it would have been a media consumption, beast of a smartphone and it’s no question That it’s a smartphone design that we’re inevitably going to see in a not too distant future, but lg would have been the first to launch such a rollable smartphone, a legit rollable phone here in the us, and i was really excited to test it out. But now obviously it looks like that’s not going to happen and it’s a shame. Lg has always had a little bit of a sweet spot in my heart because i fell in love with the lg g series.
Back in the day, specifically, the lg g3, which i used as my flagship smartphone, more than any other phone at the time and they’ve, always really thought alongside the samsung galaxy line. But they never quite got the recognition that i felt like they deserved and i always felt like they were kind of like the underdogs. Even though a lot of times they uh offered largely the same specs and features and similar design as the samsung phones. But for for less than what samsung charged and in some cases they would actually offer more features than the samsung counterparts, but wouldn’t quite get the recognition they deserved. You have to give lg some credit for trying new things and experimenting even if the end result. Wasn’T always great or could be better. You know. As a tech enthusiast, i love a company that’s willing to take risks, willing to experiment and make you sort of question the product’s existence. In the first place, it makes my job a lot more exciting and when it works, it can make a customer very happy about their purchase. Potentially the last flagship smartphone. We will have from lg sort of embodies that philosophy, it’s, the lg wing and it’s the world’s. First 5g swivel smartphone as lg likes to refer to it as it has this massive 6.8 inch. Oled display that swivels to reveal a secondary 3.9 inch display, underneath for enabling all sorts of different things like a gimbal mode.
You can multitask by watching a video above and browsing twitter or something down below, and it has just about all of the high end specs. You would find in the latest galaxy phone, except obviously it comes in this unique form factor that never quite took off like for me personally. As a left handed user, it was very difficult to swivel open the main display with one hand, i mean it’s a massive phone to begin with, so that in and of itself kind of makes one handed use very difficult, but the form factor ultimately failed to convince Myself and obviously many others that it was something that we all needed in our lives and the 1000 price tag was also pretty hard to swallow, as it competes against the more polished new iphones and galaxy phones. But the point of the matter is: if lg’s mobile phone division does shutter, i think it’ll be remembered as being innovative, experimental and risk tolerant. I also want to admire lg’s pr team, because they’ve always been super generous in providing review units for smaller youtubers, like myself. At the time like when i first got into this business like several years ago, you know, obviously you start off small and a lot of times you don’t get review units that a lot of the bigger channels get and lg was kind enough to like send out These review units of their flagship phones to the little guys like myself, and that really meant a lot to me at the time.
A lot of the big tech companies, wouldn’t and obviously still don’t. To this day, they don’t even look at the small creators out there who have just as helpful opinions and recommendations as the big tech creators, but less views. Maybe that ultimately hurt lg’s smartphone division in the long run by sending out review units to smaller creators who have less views less people watching. Ultimately, you know less eyes on the product, but the recognition that they have continued to give small creators is very commemorable, and i appreciate them for that. So in closing, um i’m gon na miss lg smartphones if they do end up closing down, not finding a buyer. I want you to leave a comment about your favorite lg smartphone and what you liked about it was it like the display, the form factor, the removable battery micro sd card slot. What did you like about your favorite lg, smartphone, let’s, sort of commemorate lg by reflecting on their past creations, with that said, guys, i’m beau hd from slash tv hope you enjoyed this video. Thank you for watching rest in peace, lg, lg’s phone division.