LG Wing : LG’s Dual Rotating Screen ‘Wing’ Smartphone With Amazing New Features Coming To India On October 28
LG Wing, one of the most uniquely designed smartphones of 2020, is set to launch in India on October 28, the South Korean company revealed through a media invite.
LG Wing, one of the most uniquely designed smartphones of 2020, is set to launch in India on October 28, the South Korean company revealed through a media invite. The new smartphone is the first under the company's Explorer Project that aims to bring new usability concepts to the market. The LG Wing comes with two displays — one of which is a swivel screen that rotates clockwise in 90 degrees. The phone also comes with a list of software customisations to enhance multitasking and provide new use cases. The LG Wing was unveiled globally last month and arrived in South Korea recently.
The South Korean major is holding a virtual event, and things kick off at 11:30 am.
The Wing, LG’s flagship smartphone for this year, is a unique device with a dual-screen with a primary touchscreen that swivels sideways to reveal a secondary, smaller screen underneath. Remember swivel phones from the early 2000s? The LG Wing functions similarly to those phones.
The basic idea behind the LG Wing is similar to dual-screen smartphones. It has a 6.8-inch OLED main screen, similar to many phones. But things get interesting when the entire front screen rotates clockwise 90-degrees, unleashing a 3.9-inch square-shaped secondary screen.
LG Wing specifications
The dual-SIM (Nano) LG Wing runs on Android 10 with Q OS on top and features a 6.8-inch full-HD+ (1,080x2,460 pixels) P-OLED FullVision primary display. There is also a secondary, 3.9-inch full-HD+ (1,080x1,240 pixels) G-OLED display. The primary display comes with a 20.5:9 aspect ratio and 395ppi of pixel density. However, the secondary display has a 1.15:1 aspect ratio and pixel density of 419ppi.
Under the hood, the LG Wing comes with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC, coupled with 8GB of RAM. The phone also comes in 128GB and 256GB of onboard storage options that both are expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB).
The LG Wing features a triple rear camera setup that includes a 64-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.8 lens, paired with a 13-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/1.9 ultra-wide-angle lens and a 12-megapixel tertiary sensor with an f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle lens. The camera setup is also backed by a hexa-motion stabiliser and works with a preloaded Gimbal Motion Camera feature.
For selfies and video chats, the LG Wing offers a 32-megapixel selfie camera sensor on a pop-up module, along with an f/1.9 lens.
Connectivity options on the LG Wing include 5G, 4G LTE-A, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS/ A-GPS, and a USB Type-C port. There is also an in-display fingerprint sensor. Besides, the phone packs a 4,000mAh battery that supports Quick Charge 4.0+ 25W fast charging and 10W wireless charging.
LG’s ambitious Wing smartphone is an intriguing device and there’s nothing like this in the market. If the dual-screen Wing succeeds, it would be a big comeback for LG in the flagship smartphone. The Wing is priced at $1000 in the US (roughly Rs. 72,000) for the base 128GB storage varient, which is $1000 cheaper than Samsung’s foldable Galaxy Z Fold 2.