The LG Wing has just been announced with its rotating display design consisting of a 6.8-inch P-OLED panel and a 3.9-inch G-OLED screen underneath that is exposed when the main display is swiveled. It’s an interesting take on the multi-display trend, appearing like a normal phone until the secondary display is aired. As for the rest of the hardware, the LG Wing sports the popular Snapdragon 765G under the hood with 5G connectivity and a trio of rear cameras with gimbal features. Join us after the break for the full rundown of this most intriguing handset.
|Announced||September 14th, 2020|
|Software||Android 10, Q OS|
|Main Display||6.8-Inch P-OLED FullVision, FHD+ Resolution (2460 x 1080), 395ppi|
|Second Display||3.9-Inch G-OLED, SXGA Resolution (1240 x 1080), 419ppi|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G Octa-core|
|MicroSD Support||Yes, Upto 1TB|
|Rear Cameras||64MP Main sensor: F1.8 / 78°/ 0.8µm;
12MP Ultra-Wide: F1.9 / 117° / 1.0µm; 12MP Ultra-Wide Big Pixel: F2.2 / 120° / 1.4µm
|Camera Features||Gimbal Motion Camera / Front Pop Up Camera / Hexa Motion Stabilizer / AI CAM / Google Lens / Google Assistant / Q Lens / Dual Recording / LG Creator’s Kit / Black Stabilizer / ASMR Recording|
|Security||In-Display Fingerprint sensor|
|Front Camera||32MP Standard 3: F1.9 / 79.6° / 0.8µm|
|Network||3G / 4G LTE-A / 5G|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 5.1 / NFC / USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Gen 1 Compatible)|
|Water and Dust Resistance, Drop Protection||IP54, MIL-STD 810G Compliance|
|Battery||4,000mAh, Quick Charge 4.0+|
|Dimensions||169.5 x 74.5 x 10.9 mm|
|Colors||Aurora Gray / Illusion Sky|
The 6.8-inch main display swivels 90° which reveals the 3.9-inch panel underneath which brings the additional multitasking capabilities to the LG Wing.
Besides the rotating display, the other big talking point of the LG Wing is its built-in Gimbal Feature that turns the secondary screen into a convenient grip that provides stability when shooting video or taking photographs. There’s a joystick for controlling the camera angle, a lock to reduce shakes and blurring, follow-up mode for smoother videos when moving, and first-person view mode for capturing ‘rhythmic and dynamic’ movements.
“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.”
The hinge features a ‘Hydraulic Damper’ which reduces stress on the mechanism when the main display is rotated, with testing showing the hinge to be perfectly reliable after 200,000 actions.
It may only have the Snapdragon 765G processor, but that brings 5G connectivity and will hopefully make the LG Wing more affordable than say the Galaxy Flip 5G that costs around $1,400. Hopefully, we are looking at sub-$1000 for the Wing if LG manages to get all of its ducks in a row.
The LG Wing will make its debut in South Korea during October and will make its way to North America thereafter with support from the three major carriers (AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon). The handset will also launch in Europe although no specific details have been provided as yet.
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