LG Wing has launched a new smartphone with an innovative concept featuring two distinct displays on September 14, 2020. The new smartphone is part of the electronic firm’s new Explorer Project. The new LG Wing smartphone is in fact the project’s first-ever device to be launched. Through the Explorer Project, LG hopes to bring in new usability concepts to the smartphone market.
LG Wing Release Date and Availability
LG Wing phone is set to roll out first in South Korea in October 2020. It is likely to launch in Europe and North America in the subsequent months. We don’t yet have any confirmed release date for India but we are expecting it towards the end of this year in late December.
The phone will be made available in two colour variables including Illusion Sky and Aurora Gray. LG has not yet revealed the pricing for its new LG Wing phone. But, 91Mobiles.com estimates that the premium LG Wing smartphone will most likely be priced at around Rs. 199,990.
LG Wing Swivel Mode
The key highlight of the LG Wing phone is its swivel mode feature. Besides the main screen, LG Wing phone features an additional swivel screen that can rotate up to 90° to allow new use cases. To enable smooth swivels, it uses a hinge mechanism with dual spring and dual lock to enable rotation.
Additionally, it features thermoplastic polyoxymethylene at the back of the main screen to facilitate smoother swivelling. It also prevents the main screen from getting scratches in the swivelling process. The South Korean giant has apparently tested LG Wing phone for as many as 200,000 swivels.
However, it isn’t just the hardware facilitating the swivel mode. LG is also bringing in some necessary software changes to support its new smartphone. The software tweaks are also aimed at enhancing the multitasking experience on the LG Wing.
LG Wing will also offer two distinctive modes, Basic Mode and Swivel Mode for differentiated user experience. For instance, by using the phone in T-shaped swivel mode form, users will be able to watch videos on one screen while simultaneously interacting on the other screen. LG has also partnered with Tubi and YouTube for the smartphone so as the users can play video in the primary screen and rather use search bar and comments in the second screen.
Furthermore, the Multi App feature on the phone also allows users to create shortcuts for app pairings that they want to use simultaneously on both main screens. Just to avoid those accidental texts and more, users can even enable a Grip Lock on the second screen. It enables the second screen to bring information such as time and date without responding to accidental touches.
Major Specs of the LG Wing smartphone
- Dimensions – 169.5×74.5×10.9mm
- Display: Full HD+ OLED display
- Weight – 260g
- Rear Camera: 64MP+13MP+12MP
- Front Camera: 32MP
- Battery: 4,000mAh
- Storage Configuration: 8GB RAM + 128GB/256GB
LG Wing phone features a 6.8-inch full-HD+ P-OLED FullVision panel as the main screen. On the other hand, the second screen offers a 3.9-inch full-HD+ G-OLED display. The phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC and runs on Android 10.
LG Wing swivel mode smartphone offers a storage configuration of 8GB RAM and internal memory variants of 128GB and 256GB. The storage can be further extended up to 2TB via a microSD card. In terms of camera, it features a 32MP pop up selfie camera. It also packs a triple rear camera setup with a 64MP primary sensor, 13MP secondary sensor and a 12MPsensor. Interestingly, it also features a hexa-motion stabiliser.
LG Wing phone sports a 4000 mAh battery along with 4.0+ 25W fast charging support as well as 10W wireless charging support. It also packs 3D Sound Engine and offers a water- and dust-resistant chassis rating of IP54.Its connectivity support options include 5G, 4G LTE-A, Wi-Fi 802.11ac,NFC, Bluetooth v5.1, GPS and a USB Type-C port.
While all its other specs seem ordinary, Swivel mode does make it an interesting buy. What do you think of the LG Wing phone? Share in the comments below.