LG recently announced its latest creation – the LG WING 5G smartphone. Unlike its previous folding phones, like the V60 and Velvet; the Wing features a secondary display underneath the primary display. By tilting or rotating the primary display, a secondary 3.9″ display is revealed. This is useful for multitasking, gaming, or multi-media consumption. Check out more details below, or watch the included video at the bottom.
LG WING 5G Smartphone Features
Right off the bat, let’s discuss the main feature of the LG Wing first. The device features a 6.8″ primary display, paired with a 3.9″ secondary display underneath. In Basic Mode, the LG Wing looks and behaves like a typical smartphone. With a simple slide of the display, LG Wing transforms into Swivel Mode, where the entire front of the phone rotates clockwise 90 degrees revealing the 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 looks seamless and offers the flexibility of more screen real estate when you want it. Aside from the extra display, there is a Multi App feature that lets you create shortcuts for pairs of apps you typically use together.
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. I’m pretty sure by now, people’s concern would be on the durability of the gear used to swivel the Wing’s display.
To address that concern on durability, the LG Wing features a Hydraulic Damper. This damper reduces the stress on the mechanism when the main screen is rotated. Thermoplastic polyoxymethylene is applied to the back of the main screen to facilitate smoother swiveling, and to prevent scratches on the second screen. According to the LG, the hinge mechanism in the Wing has proven to be reliable even after 200,000 swivels. This averages out to about 100 motions every day for five years.
LG Wing Camera Setup
There are three rear cameras on the LG Wing; a 64MP ultra high resolution, 12MP ultra-wide big pixel, and 13MP ultra-wide. LG said that these cameras feature “superb hardware and innovative software; giving users a great combination of mobile photo and video solutions in their pocket”.
If you might have noticed from the photos, there is no pinhole for the front-facing camera. That’s because the selfie camera is hidden and pops up when its time to use. There seems to be a lot of mechanism happening under the hood of this smartphone.
Aside from a front pop up camera, there is a “Gimbal Motion Camera” feature. This turns the LG Wing’s second screen into a convenient grip; providing the stability needed to capture clearer shots and smooth video footage with one hand. It also offers functions typically found only on a real gimbal.
These “gimbal functions” includes the following: a joystick 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.
LG Wing’s Processor and Other Features
The LG Wing is powered with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G 5G mobile platform with the Snapdragon X52 5G Modem-RF System. This chipset is said to bring 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.
Pricing and Availability
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 partners.
LG Wing 5G Specifications
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G 5G Mobile Platform integrated with Snapdragon X52 5G Modem-RF System
- Main Screen: 6.8-inch 20.5:9 FHD+ P-OLED FullVision (2,460 x 1,080 / 395ppi)
- Second Screen: 3.9-inch 1.15:1 G-OLED (1,240 x 1,080 / 419ppi)
- Memory: 8GB RAM 256GB internal storage3 / microSD (up to 2TB)
- Rear: Ultra High Resolution (64MP Standard 4 (F1.8 / 78°/ 0.8µm) / 13MP Ultra Wide (F1.9 / 117° / 1.0µm) / 12MP Ultra Wide Big Pixel (F2.2 / 120° / 1.4µm)
- Front: 32MP Standard 5 (F1.9 / 79.6° / 0.8µm)
- Battery: 4,000mAh
- Operating System: Android 10.0
- Dimensions: 169.5 x 74.5 x 10.9 mm; 260g
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 5.1 / NFC / USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Gen 1 Compatible)
- Colors: Aurora Gray / Illusion Sky
- Gimbal Motion Camera
- Front Pop Up Camera
- Hexa Motion Stabilizer
- AI CAM
- Dual Recording
- LG 3D Sound Engine
- In-Display Fingerprint Sensor
- Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 4.0+ Technology
- Wireless Charging