LG Electronics USA yesterday announced the LG Wing 5G smartphone, the first device from the LG Explorer Project. The unique swivel and second screen embody the explorer project’s aim to create new and distinct, yet practical innovations. Whether watching a video and texting with friends on the couch or following directions with music controls and a phone call, LG Wing 5G proves handy and intuitive in unlimited situations.
LG Wing 5G will be available in the United States beginning with Verizon, followed by T-Mobile and other U.S. carriers. Specific pricing, availability, specs, and color options will vary by network partner.
“LG Wing 5G’s innovative design opens so many possibilities for multitasking, gaming, viewing, and content creation,” said Chris Yie, head of LG Mobile, North America. “This premium smartphone elevates the customer experience and brings LG’s philosophy of meaningful innovations to life.”
LG Wing’s design makes it a one-of-a-kind smartphone on the market today. In Basic Mode, LG Wing looks and behaves like a typical smartphone. With a simple slide of the display, the phone transforms into Swivel Mode, where the entire front of the phone rotates clockwise 90 degrees revealing a 3.9-inch second screen.
In Swivel Mode, certain apps can be expanded to both screens, or two apps can be displayed simultaneously – one on each display. Switching between Swivel Mode and Basic Mode is virtually seamless and offers the flexibility of more screen real estate when you want it. For easier multitasking and extra convenience, the Multi App feature lets you create shortcuts for pairs of apps1 you typically use together.
LG Wing’s main screen is a 6.8-inch OLED FullVision edge-to-edge display with a 20.5:9 aspect ratio to deliver exceptional viewing and gaming experiences. The second screen is a 3.9-inch OLED with software optimizations to maximize its size. In video apps optimized for its unique form factor, LG Wing’s Second Screen acts as a media controller, with the ability to change video and sound settings.
The phone boasts three rear cameras – a 64MP Ultra High Resolution, 12MP Ultra Wide Big Pixel, and 13MP Ultra Wide. These cameras feature superb hardware and innovative software, giving users a great combination of mobile photo and video solutions in their pockets.
The Gimbal Motion Camera, the world’s first in a smartphone, turns LG Wing’s Second Screen into a convenient grip, providing the stability needed to capture clearer shots and smooth video footage with one hand. The phone also offers functions typically found only on a real gimbal – a joystick function for controlling the camera angle, a lock mode to reduce shakes and blurring, a follow mode for smoother videos when moving, pan follow for horizontal movement with minimal up and down shake, and first-person view mode for capturing rhythmic and dynamic movements.
To meet customers’ expectations of 5G connectivity, engineers equipped LG Wing with Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G 5G Mobile Platform with the Snapdragon X52 5G Modem-RF System. As Qualcomm’s first mobile platform to integrate an application processor and 5G modem-RF system, this chipset brings best-in-class AI performance, lightning-fast 5G connectivity, and intelligent multi-camera capabilities while also preserving battery life.
It is yet to be seen whether this new experiment from LG will revolutionize the multi-screen experience for the customers or will it receive a mild response, as was the case with the flexible and foldable screen smartphone segment.