The Korean electronics manufacturer LG has finally unveiled the LG Wing - its first Explorer Project device that has a T-shaped design, featuring a 3.9-inch dual-display screen and a gimbal motion camera.
LG Electronics launched its new handheld device with a virtual product reveal in its native Seoul, South Korea. The new LG Wing is the first to use its form factor never seen on a smartphone before. In the growing market for foldable phones, LG opted to proceed with the dual-display swivel design.
A Unique and Flexible Display Setup
The Wing is equipped with two screens - a 6.8-inch OLED FullVision Display with a 20.5:9 aspect ratio, and a 3.9-inch secondary screen with a 1.15:1 aspect ratio. These two display screens work together via a rotating form factor, making it perfect for multitasking requirements.
Contrary to other brands that have invested in foldable LED screens, the LG Wing uses a swivel design to reveal its secondary display that remains hidden behind the main screen. The Wing has two display modes: Basic Mode and Swivel Mode, each designed for a unique mobile experience.
In the Basic Mode, the Wing looks like and works like any other smartphone. With its main display, make and receive calls and messages, or play games. In Swivel Mode, the main screen is rotated 90 degrees clockwise, revealing the secondary 3.9-inch screen. Each screen can run its own app, allowing for novel multitasking opportunities.
To maximize its revolutionary Swivel Mode, LG collaborated with video streaming giants like Tubi and YouTube to achieve optimal display experiences. The Wing has a pre-installed browser, the NAVER Whale, that allows separate displays in its dual screens. In full-screen streaming, the horizontal screen plays the video while the secondary screen displays the information, search bar, and comments section.
LG Electronics also worked together with mobile streaming platforms Rave and Ficto to optimize playing videos in their respective apps.
A High-End, Non-Flagship Smartphone
LG Wing is also the first to use the Multi App feature that allows users a customized experience - they can pair and create their own shortcuts for their frequently-used apps. Also, in the product reveal, the Swivel Mode can also use this multitasking function for navigation, while driving, in the primary display and the secondary display for receiving messages.
LG's new handheld device will be equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 5G chipset. Compared to the standard Snapdragon 765 processor, the 5G chipset installed in the Wing is estimated to be 10 percent faster in terms of graphics processing unit (GPU) capabilities.
For capturing images, the LG Wing is fitted with a 32 megapixel pop-up camera, leaving it hidden when not in use - which creates a nearly bezel-free display. Aside from the 32MP pop-up cam, it also has a 64 megapixel Ultra High-Resolution OIS Wide + 12MP Ultra Wide Big Pixel.
For vloggers and videographers, the LG Wing features a gimbal motion camera system, boasting the first to use a built-in gimbal feature. The secondary display becomes a miniature grip that stabilizes the video taken from the camera mounted on the main display.
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