With its innovative idea for a second screen to enable completely new smartphone uses cases, LG was faced with a technical challenge: how to get a 5.4 Gigabits per second DisplayPort signal from the phone to the second screen.

Pogo pins were considered and quickly dismissed; it’s not possible to transmit this much data over pogo pins. A second connector on the side of the phone? That’s certainly a great way to destroy an elegant design. Enter Keyssa’s solid-state connector – embedded in the phone, hidden from sight, but powerful enough to transmit and receive the high-speed video data required to make the dual screen concept a mass market reality.

Keyssa’s Technology Connects Second Screen in LG’s New V50 ThinQ 5G Smartphone
“It’s not just a matter of larger screen size; it’s a matter of multi-tasking – having two separate applications open at the same time, each with their own independent full screen without having to share one screen with two apps.”
David Yoon, VP of Product Planning
LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company
“LG’s V50 ThinQ 5G with its Dual Screen is a perfect example of innovative product design uniquely enabled by Keyssa technology. We firmly believe that mechanical connectors and age-old pogo pin technology cannot meet the changing connectivity requirements of new product designs.”
Eric Almgren, CEO Keyssa