LG patents a crazy rollable smart pen that aims to replace your smartphone

LG patents a crazy rollable smart pen that aims to replace your smartphone
It seems that the next few months could be quite interesting ones for... styluses. 

First up, we have tons of rumors pointing out that the S Pen on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be a huge improvement when it comes to unique features: it could feature Bluetooth, boast music playback controls that doubles as a remote shutter release, and even more.  

Secondly, the news broke up that LG has been awarded a patent application for a foldable smart pen/stylus that was applied for all the way back in 2015, and it is every bit of crazy. To kick things off, it features not one, but two displays. According to the patent images, the smaller one will showcase the time, a slew of notifications, and a host of useful app shortcuts. 

Meanwhile, the crazier flexible display, aside from being much larger, will also roll into the body of the stylus itself and retract out with the push of a dedicated button. But to what end? Well, it seems that LG envisions its invention as a replacement of the traditional smartphone. 

The patent describes that you will be able to pair the smart stylus with any other smart device and mirror your real-world writing. Essentially, you will be able to write on real paper and your scribbles would automatically show up on your tablet, for example.

But wait, there's more, the patent crazily continues to describe how the stylus would feature just about any smartphone sensor you could think of: a gyro, e-compass, proximity, pressure, camera, eye-tracking sensor, and even a fingerprint sensor. Finally, a microphone and an earpiece complement the feature list of the invention, hinting that LG would be keen on you making calls on a digital pen. 

How and where LG would be capable of physically fitting all these inside a tiny stylus is beyond us. 



1. lyndon420

Posts: 6824; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

K....that's whacked!!

2. Cat97

Posts: 1933; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

That patent is only there as a protection such that Apple will not patent it in 10 years or so.

3. biagnosis

Posts: 106; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

I will create patents for smart spoon and fork. That way I can protect my idea in the next 10 years or so.. lol.

7. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013


4. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

That's just too far.. Many important part required to make this thing didn't exist yet. Probably they can make it in 6-8 years if they spend R&D in it. But in that far future, probably our interest have been shifted to something else and this patent will looks silly.

5. Elvis358

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

Well let's be honest if this was Samsung patent then all fangirls would be screaming

8. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

I’m an Apple/Samsung fan and I would say it’s nice idea, but hope LG do it in the right way not screw it like other LG friends that comes with LG G5. PS. Might shows in next Batman or James bond movies lol.

6. gigicoaste

Posts: 457; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

no matter when will become real, now or in 5 years.., I call that inovation and true R&D department. I also seriously doubt that was patented just to block others, is not LG style. Sure they already jave sort of prototypes.

9. kucma

Posts: 87; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

“Let me get my stylus to write down this important note... OH NO! My screen is rolled up inside my stylus!”

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