LG today announced its most ambitious and unique smartphone in years with the new LG WING. This is their first Explorer Project device that features a unique form factor that presents a new way to interact with your mobile device. The LG WING features a hidden second screen that is revealed by swiveling the main screen with a flick of your thumb.
Users can switch seamlessly between Swivel Mode and Basic Mode any time to enjoy an expanded and truly differentiated user experience. In Swivel Mode, the entire front of the phone rotates clockwise 90 degrees, orienting the Main Screen in landscape mode to reveal a 3.9 inch Second Screen that unlocks new usability and new possibilities to explore – a single application can be expanded to both screens or two applications can be displayed simultaneously, one on each display.
LG WING’s two displays and revolutionary form factor facilitate new ways to engage with certain apps and features, making it far easier to multitask. Users can watch their favorite movies in all their widescreen glory while searching for information about their favorite actors or discussing the movie via chat with friends. For extra convenience, the Multi App feature allows users to create shortcuts for pairs of apps they typically use together. Swivel Mode can also prove handy when driving, allowing users to follow map directions on the Main Screen reserving the Second Screen for calls, which on other phones would cover the map. Changing the orientation of LG WING creates all kinds of new possibilities for multitasking and enjoying content.
The Main Screen of LG WING is a flawless 6.8-inch P-OLED FullVision display with 20.5:9 aspect ratio to deliver an exceptional viewing and gaming experience. Not only does the Second Screen expand the viewable real estate of the device, it also doubles as a grip when the Main Screen is in landscape mode. With Grip Lock activated, the Second Screen displays useful information such as time and date and ignores accidental touches.
For photo lovers, the LG WING features the world’s first built-in gimbal. LG equipped its groundbreaking handset with advanced camera features and technologies exclusive to the new form factor. LG WING boasts three rear cameras – a 64MP Ultra High-Resolution OIS Wide, 12MP Ultra Wide Big Pixel, and 13MP Wide. Enable Dual Recording in Swivel Mode by using the 32MP pop-up camera and one of the phone’s rear cameras simultaneously. The results can be saved together in a single file, or in two separate files with the aspect ratio set to either 1:1 or 16:9. What’s more, the Second Screen can be used as a dedicated editing palette while the video or photo is displayed on the Main Screen. LG WING also comes with LG Creator’s Kit, a collection of advanced imaging solutions including Timelapse Control, Voice Bokeh, and ASMR Recording.
The Gimbal Motion Camera, the world’s first in a smartphone, turns the LG WING’s Second Screen into a convenient grip, providing the stability needed to capture clearer shots and smooth video footage in horizontal mode with one hand, normally difficult to accomplish with conventional bar-type smartphones. LG WING offers functions typically found only on a real gimbal, just as a joystick for controlling the camera angle, a lock 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.
Aside from these unique features, the specs of the LG WING aren’t too shabby either. To meet customers’ expectations of 5G services, 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. Thanks in part to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Elite Gaming™ features, LG WING delivers a truly unique entertainment experience with instantaneous response times, cinema-quality graphics, and incredible audio.
LG WING will initially launch in South Korea starting next month to be followed by key markets in North America and Europe.