triscreenlgPhones these days are getting pretty big, especially with devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and the LG Optimus G Pro that seem to blur the line between a smartphone and a tablet. The question is, is there a better way to offer more content on the screen without having to stretch out the pockets on our pants? Well LG might have come up with something back in 2010 thanks to a recently issued patent that reveals LG’s plans for a smartphone with three displays. As it stands there are flip smartphones in Japan that have twin displays, although triple displays probably takes the cake.

The drawing above should be able to give you a pretty good idea of what LG had in mind, which is basically a main display with two smaller displays that can be slid out when needed. These smaller side panel displays appear to offer users options and controls, while the main LCD focuses on the content. Like in the drawing above, one side panel can be used to display photos in a gallery, while the main screen is the camera, while the other side panel offers camera options. We have to say it sounds like a pretty cool idea, although that means we will most likely be spending a lot of time in landscape mode if we were to fully take advantage of the additional displays. We’re not sure if LG will ever make this a reality, but what say you?

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