Sep 16, 2020

LG WING Debuts with Swiveling Design and Snapdragon 765G

The WING smartphone via LG's Explorer Project is the company's new take on a device with two screens and a swiveling mechanism.

LG has finally taken the wraps off the WING smartphone, weeks after the game-changing handset was teased in the wild.

Through LG's Explorer Project, which aims to introduce new philosophy in smartphone design, the LG WING is touted as the "beginning" of this era.

But by the looks of it, the LG WING is a lot more.

About the LG WING

Display and Design

Alongside the Explorer Project, LG has also partnered with chipmaker Qualcomm, search engine Naver, and streaming platforms Tubi and Ficto, when the LG WING design was developed.

While the LG WING looks like a smartphone bearing a larger-than-life display, the device takes a new turn once its main screen pops horizontally.

The second display, built around a 3.9-inch G-OLED panel and a resolution of 1,080 x 1,240 pixels, is meant for users who want to multi-task while on the go.

The secondary display also doesn't receive any interference when the phone gets notifications. Meanwhile, users can edit videos directly after an image is shot on the second screen; the use of GPS navigation while managing notifications on the smaller screen can also be done.

The LG WING's swivel design features a dual-lock mechanism and a hydraulic damper, which absorbs shock. As per LG, the device can withstand 200,000 swivels.

On paper, the phone's main screen has a rotating 6.8-inch P-OLED panel with a resolution of 1,080 x 2,460 pixels.

The LG WING is offered in 2 color variants: Aurora Gray and Illusion Sky.

Power and storage

The LG WING is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 765G chip, coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB of expandable UFS storage via shared SIM tray.

The phone is also listed with a 4,000mAh battery, with support for fast wired and wireless charging.

Cameras

On its rear, the LG WING has triple cameras. These are front-lined by a 64MP wide lens and accompanied by a 13MP and 12MP ultrawide (for swivel mode) sensors. A motorized pop-up camera also houses a 32MP selfie shooter.

There's also a gimbal mode with a virtual joystick features for the secondary screen.

Thanks to its design, users can take advantage of LG's Dual recording feature where users can record a video using both the front and rear camera at the same time.

OS and other features

Other key features of the LG WING include an in-display fingerprint reader, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, and USB Type-C. The device also boasts a water-repellent coating and is MIL-STD-810G-compliant.

The phone runs on the latest Android 10.

LG WING Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Recommended for content creators
  • Advanced swiveling design
  • Snapdragon 765G
  • OLED with in-display fingerprint reader
  • Water-repellent coating
  • MIL-STD-810G compliant

Cons

  • No 3.5mm headphone jack
  • No high refresh rate
Display Size6.8 inches
Display Resolution1080 x 2460 pixels, Rotating P-OLED Secondary display: G-OLED, 1080 x 1240 pixels
OS verAndroid 10
CPUQualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G (7 nm) Octa-core Kryo 475
CPU Speed1x2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime & 1x2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver
Storage128GB, 256GB
External StoragemicroSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
RAM8GB
Main Camera64MP + 13MP + 12MP
Front CameraMotorized pop-up 32MP
BatteryLi-Po 4,000mAh, non-removable Fast charging Wireless charging Quick Charge 4.0+
Dimensions169.5 x 74.5 x 10.9 mm (6.67 x 2.93 x 0.43 in)
Weight260 g (9.17 oz)
ColorAurora Gray, Illusion Sky

Pricing and Availability

LG WING: The Futuristic Form Factor

LG is yet to reveal the WING's official pricing and release date. The phone is expected to arrive in the US first through Verizon, followed by AT&T and T-Mobile.

There's no word yet if LG Philippines will be releasing the WING locally.

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