LG Wing with Swiveling Screen, Snapdragon 765G & 64MP Triple Cameras Goes Official

Yolanda Curtis
September 15, 2020

The official blog post states that it will first go on sale in South Korea next month, followed by the USA and Europe.

LG has officially announced the Wing-and in the process, confirmed the rumoured swivel form-factor of the smartphone. Users can switch seamlessly between Basic Mode and Swivel Mode any time to enjoy an expanded and truly differentiated user experience. However, unlike other dual-screen devices such as Microsoft Surface Duo, Motorola Razr and Samsung Galaxy Fold that fold like a notebook, the LG Wing has two displays one of which rotates at an angle of 90-degrees to give way to the second smaller display. For example, while users watch YouTube on the main screen, they can chat or make calls on the other. The pop-up selfiecam and one of the phone's rear cameras can be used simultaneously and the images saved as a single file or as two separate files in 1:1 or 16:9 aspects.

Previously leaked videos have also shown how the design can be used for navigation in the vehicle, where apps like Google Maps can be used in full screen mode, but at the same time the secondary screen can be used to control music playback.

The South Korean company mentions that is the first device that's part of the Explorer Project, an initiative that aims " Although it feels that LG Wing is being released on the market as a concept phone, the fact that it will be available nearly everywhere makes us believe that it's more than that. The images show a couple of different use cases for LG's unusual form factor, including watching video on the main screen while the playback controls appear on the secondary display, and displaying two apps side by side. The main display flips out to unveil a second hidden display underneath. The handset will feature a swiveling display that also hides a secondary screen beneath it. However, the second screen comes with an odd, 1.15:1 aspect ratio and a pixel density of 419ppi. For one, it's powered by the capable, but mid-range Snapdragon 765G (5G), which is mated to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

On the back, a triple camera setup is made up of a 64MP wide shooter, a 13MP ultra-wide, and a second ultra-wide (12MP) that works as a dedicated "Gimbal Motion Camera".

With the main screen being swiveled, the gimbal camera enables users to capture moving objects while staying still by controlling the camera with a joystick-like button on the second screen. Both displays are unencumbered by notches or anything similar, with LG going with a 32MP pop-up camera instead. Additionally, there are also durability concerns, although LG says that nine Mil-STD-810G certification tests have been passed by the LG Wing.

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