LG has announced the first device under their Explorer Project with the LG Wing.
“LG WING ushers in a new era of mobile discovery and is an exciting beginning to our Explorer Project initiative,” said Morris Lee, president of LG’s Mobile Communications Company. “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.”
What makes the LG Wing is that in addition to the 6.8-inch FHD+ P-OLED display, the phone has a 3.9-inch second screen. You can switch between Basic Mode and Swivel Mode at any time.
According to LG, “In Swivel Mode, the entire front of the phone rotates clockwise 90 degrees, orienting the Main Screen in landscape mode to reveal a 3.9 inch Second Screen that unlocks new usability and new possibilities to explore – a single application can be expanded to both screens or two applications can be displayed simultaneously, one on each display.”
Having two screens also allows for better multitasking, so you could be watching YouTube on one screen and checking emails or texting on another.
LG says the hinge mechanism on the Wing can last more than 200,000 swivels.
Powering the LG Wing is the Snapdragon 765 5G processor with 8GB of RAM. Storage is either 128GB or 256GB with a microSD card slot.
The battery is 4,000 mAh and the phone is running Android 10 out of the box.
For cameras, the LG Wing has a 64MP standard lens, 13MP Ultra Wide and 12MP Ultra Wide Big Pixel. The front camera is 32MP.
The LG Wing also features a Gimbal Motion Camera, so you can use the phone’s second screen as a grip for stability.
The LG Wing is launching in South Korea in October and will be followed by a launch in key markets in North America and Europe.
LG hasn’t announced pricing for LG Wing and no info yet about Canadian availability.