Today we are not talking about leaked patents, prototypes or renderings: the new LG Wing is official and it is the strangest smartphone of all 2020. It is a device with two screens and a unique rotation system on the market. Until now, the market has never seen something like this and LG wants to make it useful for the user. his the utility is quite questionable, but its originality is not. New LG Wing It is a curious smartphone that will soon arrive on the market. It is important to emphasize that this is not a patent or an assumed design: it is a real smartphone that has just been formalized.
The LG Wing has arrived in Spain officially and can be purchased for 1,099 euros ($ 1,286) on November 1. This price includes a 49-inch LG TV model 49UN711.AEU valued at approximately 400 euros. It is a gift voucher for which no available stock has been commented on.
Its price is a high RRP for its hardware, although it’s okay to know all the tech LG has included in this device. It won’t be a hit in any market, but there is a small niche of users who will pay for this mobile.
Here is the LG Wing, the strange rotating screen smartphone
There are many examples of dual screen mobiles in the market, but none quite like this. The LG Wing it is a normal smartphone that can be used as such. The key to this device is when you rotate the main screen and you place it in a horizontal position. This action causes the device to remain in a “T” shape and a secondary display.
The main screen has a diagonal of 6.8 inches in FullHD + resolution and the secondary screen reduces its dimensions to 3.9 inch. This secondary display has an aspect ratio of 1.15: 1, so it is not square, is slightly higher than it is wide.
What is this secondary screen for? LG provided several examples in which this screen can provide more information. In most cases, the main screen is left in horizontal format as the screen for the main content and it is the secondary screen that offers the possibility of interacting.
The GPS example shows us how the main screen shows all navigation information and the secondary screen shows the controls for a phone call. In this case it is possible control both apps and don’t lose sight of the main application.
It can also be used for games, such as the Asphalt Legends example where you can play normally on the horizontal screen and the secondary screen displays a map that would normally take up space on the primary screen.
In the case of YouTube, the secondary screen offers a direct control of playback, volume and brightness settings. These are still visible, but the usefulness of this system begins to be questioned when one has volume buttons on the frame of the device and the playback control on the screen itself if one has press only once.
LG has raised several situations where this secondary display can come in handy, although we believe that they are not attractive enough to buy this device just for that.
The LG Wing is not just a rotating dual screen
This device has something very good: it is beautiful and without the secondary display uncovered it goes completely unnoticed. LG did a great job hiding the secondary screenWell if no one will know that you have a device that hides a secondary screen inside. The terminal has a very interesting aesthetic and a high-end mid-range spec sheet.
- 6.8-inch main screen in FullHD + resolution
- 3.9-inch secondary display in FullHD + resolution and 1.15: 1 aspect ratio
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
- 8 GB RAM
- 128 or 256 GB of internal storage
- Triple rear camera:
- 64 MP main sensor
- 13 MP wide-angle sensor
- 12 MP wide-angle sensor – rotary mode only
- Metal and glass body
- USB C and fingerprint sensor
- 4000 mAh battery
- Dimensions: 169.5 x 74.5 x 10.9 mm
- Weight: 260 grams
- Android 10
It is a very curious device which hides its peculiarity very well. LG has confirmed that this flipping system is ready to withstand some 200,000 turns and both screens have an oleophobic treatment. Despite the fact that the secondary screen is very well hidden, we cannot miss the fact that it weighs 260 grams and has a thickness of more than 1 centimeter.
is LG Wing It doesn’t have an official price yet, but it will begin its journey in the United States. LG’s plans to sell this device to the rest of the world are unknown. It is very likely that the price of this device is the first obstacle to its purchase.
What do you think of the new LG Wing? Would you buy one?