Yesterday LG unveiled its first smartphone under “Explorer Project” to break the mold with two displays that could form a T-shape named LG Wing.
Morris Lee, president of LG’s Mobile Communications Company, said,
“LG WING ushers in a new era of mobile discovery and is an exciting beginning to our Explorer Project initiative,”
“Different than anything else on the market today, this innovative device challenges the industry status quo and provides consumers with a new mobile experience that will open up new ways to think about the smartphone.”
LG Wing: Specs and Features
The LG Wing has two modes- Basic Mode and Swivel Mode. The basic mode is when you use the front display, which features a 6.8-inch P-OLED FullVision display with an aspect ratio of 20.5:9. In Swivel mode, the front display of the phone rotates 90 degrees clockwise, orienting the main screen in landscape mode to show a 3.9-inch second screen that enables new accessibility and discovery possibilities – a single application can be extended on both screens, or two applications can be simultaneously shown to do multitasking with different apps on each display.
The company uses Hydraulic Damper for the hinge to reduce the stress on the mechanism when the primary display is rotated. In addition, thermoplastic polyoxymethylene is added to the back of the primary display to allow smoother swiveling and the second display to avoid scratches. Even after 200,000 swivels, the hinge mechanism in the LG WING has proven to be perfectly reliable.
The second most highlighted feature of the LG Wing is the Camera. The phone features a triple-camera setup, including a 64MP primary camera with OIS support, a 13MP ultra-wide camera with FOV 117-degrees, and a 12MP ultra-wide big pixel camera (works in Swivel Mode). The camera uses a gimbal camera system, which not only helps counteract camera shake but also allows the user to focus the camera on various areas of the frame. Users can focus the camera on various sections of an image using the second display while the viewfinder is on the main display. For the selfie, the phone has a motorized 32MP pop-up camera. The phone has also a feature called Dual Recording, in which you can actually simultaneously shoot from front and rear camera.
In terms of internals, the LG wing is powered by the Snapdragon 765G chipset and is paired with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. There is also an option for the expandable memory up to 2TB via a microSD card.
In terms of battery, the phone packs a 4,000 mAh battery and supports Quick Charge 4+ and wireless charging.
In terms of connectivity, the phone has Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, USB Type-C. Other features are an in-display fingerprint sensor, IP54 certification for water and dust resistance, and 3D Sound Engine.
Price and Availability
LG hasn’t yet revealed the price, but it will go on sale initially in South Korea next month, and then to the US and Europe.
The LG Wing will be available in two color options- Aurora Gray and Illusion Sky.