LG has always been known for trying out new features on its phones. The company already has dual-screen systems on its LG V50 and LG V60 phones. However, the LG Wing has taken the whole dual-screen experience a step further with its swiveling design. LG has just launched the LG Wing as a part of its Explorer Project.
The LG Wing sports a curved 6.8-inch FHD+ P-OLED main display with an aspect ratio of 20.5:9. The secondary display is a 3.9-inch FHD+ G-OLED display with an aspect ratio of 1.15:1. Even though there is no official IP rating for the Wing, the screens come with a water-repellent coating.
The swivel design of the LG Wing features a dual-lock mechanism and a hydraulic damper for absorbing shock. According to LG, the phone should be able to survive up to 200,000 swivels. This is similar to Motorola‘s claim that its new RAZR phone can withstand up to 200,000 folds and unfolds. It is also interesting to note that LG has managed to get the dimensions of the LG Wing close to regular smartphones. It measures 169.5 x 74.5 x 10.9 mm and weighs 260 grams.
Thanks to the secondary display of the LG Wing, you can use it as a regular smartphone and pop the main screen horizontally for extra features while still having a display below for controls. It also allows you to get notifications without interference, leaving you with a more immersive viewing experience. The LG Wing seems to show the company betting big on content creation and consumption.
The LG Wing is not all about content viewing. With the secondary display, you also get to edit videos directly after shooting them. Even GPS navigation is not left out; you can do it while managing incoming notifications on the secondary screen.
The LG Wing is also quite impressive under the hood. The phone uses the Snapdragon 765G chipset with Adreno 620 GPU. It enjoys 8GB of RAM as well as 128GB and 256GB storage options. The phone has a gimbal mode with a virtual joystick on the secondary screen. Powering the phone is a 4,000mAh battery with support for wireless charging.
In the camera department, we see a triple camera setup. This comprises a 64MP main shooter, a 12MP ultrawide camera for swivel mode, and another 13MP ultrawide camera. The company opted to use a pop-up mechanism for the selfie camera which is a 32MP shooter.
LG is working on bringing new life into smartphone design through its Explorer Project. The Project involves taking risks and bringing practical innovations to its customers. LG also revealed a range of upcoming partnerships with companies such as Qualcomm, search engine Naver, and streaming platforms Tubi and Ficto.
LG Wing Price and Availability
Of course, you want to know what this innovative phone costs. Unfortunately, LG has not yet revealed the pricing or release date details of the LG Wing. However, according to reports, it will come to the US on Verizon first, followed by AT&T and T-Mobile.