A lot of brands like Samsung, Microsoft are now experimenting by trying out different form factors to improve the overall experience of the end-user and make smartphones better for multitasking. LG is now trying a different approach with the new LG Wing with its Swiveling Front Display, which reveals the secondary display beneath it.
LG Wing is the part of LG’s Explorer project, which as the name suggests is the LG’s project that explores new and innovative form factors. Let’s see whether LG’s efforts to stand out from the competition good enough to gain some market share or will it be futile.
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The Swivel Display
The LG wing in its unopened state looks like any other smartphone with a 6.8-inch+ P-OLED display with a more traditional 20.5:9 aspect ratio and 2460 X 1080 resolution at the front. But as soon as you swivel the front display, it reveals a 3.9-inch G-OLED display with a 1240 X 1080 resolution. The Front display is present in landscape mode with the entire phone along with the secondary display, is in portrait mode.
The LG Wing is like any typical smartphone which can transform into a multitasking machine with just a simple swivel. LG demonstrated several use-cases where the secondary display would come in handy.
For example, in a car with navigation on the turned on the main display and you can receive your call on the secondary display without interfering with the navigation. It also enables you to watch YouTube reading comments or even texting at the same time. Moreover, the notifications and other pop-ups come on the secondary display so that you can have an uninterrupted watching experience.
You can also create shortcuts to pair two apps to open in the primary and secondary display using the Multi-App Feature.
LG also showcased that they had put a lot of effort into reducing the weight of the phone. They had managed to reduce the weight in quite e few areas and get it down to a bearable 260 grams.
According to LG, their display has been tested for rough use cases, and the swivel display was tested for as many as 200,000 opening and closing movements. Apart from that, the LG Wing also comes with IP54 Dust and water resistance.
At the front there is no notch or a punch hole, instead, it has a 32MP pop-up selfie camera. And at the back, there is a triple camera setup, with 64MP (f/1.8) primary camera, a 13MP ultra-wide camera with a 117-degree FOV and a 12MP ultra-wide camera with a 120-degree FOV.
The LG Wing boasts a gimbal motion camera feature as well, which is activated automatically in Swivel Mode. It utilises one of the ultra-wide cameras at the rear which enables you to control the angle of the camera using a joystick. Moreover, you have features like FPV lock, follow and pan mode etc.
LG Wing also has features like Timelapse control, ASMR Recording and voice bokeh. It also allows for simultaneous recording with the front as well as the back cameras.
Specs and Features
LG Wing is powered by the Snapdragon 765G chipset paired with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB which can be further expanded via a microSD card.
It runs Android 10 out-of-the-box and includes a 4,000mAh battery with 25W Fast Charging (100% in 85 minutes) and wireless charging support.
Price and Availability
LG is yet to reveal the LG Wing’s Price. In terms of availability, the LG Wing is supposed to be available in South Korea next month followed by Europe and the US.
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