LG surprises with its new dual-screen 5G smartphone with a very interesting concept
Folding screens, or a dual-screen, are apparently the only products in a greedy market that still generate any kind of attention. LG has achieved this with its new Wing 5G smartphone.
Korean tech giant LG on Monday unveiled a smartphone with a screen which rotates to reveal a second smaller screen beneath it. The second screen of the LG Wing can function either completely independent of the main screen or accompany it by serving as a gaming controller and media contents of the first screen.
Unusual T shape
In a normal condition, the smartphone is presented with a conventional vertical screen. A second screen is hidden below. Users can rotate the 6.8-inch FHD+ P-OLED home screen to a horizontal position, for example, to watch videos in widescreen mode. This gives a view of a vertical, second 3.9-inch G-OLED screen, and 1240 x 1080 pixels across its face, that can be used for applications, information, or other notifications.
LG Wing 5G Specs
|LG Wing 5G|
2,460 x 1,080 resolution
20.5:9 screen ratio
60Hz refresh rate
1,240 x 1,080 resolution
1.15:1 screen ratio
60Hz refresh rate
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G|
|GPU||Qualcomm Adreno 620|
Expandable with microSD card (up to 2TB)
Quick Charge 4+
64MP sensor, f/1.8 aperture, 0.8μm pixels
13MP ultra-wide sensor, f/1.9 aperture, 1.0 micron pixels, 117 degree FoV
12MP ultra-wide sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 1.4 micron pixels, 120 degree FoV, Gimbal Motion Camera
32MP sensor, f/1.9 aperture, 0.8 micron pixels
|Audio||LG 3D Sound Engine
No 3.5mm port
|Colors||Aurora Gray, Illusion Sky|
Four cameras and 5G
Form the back, there is a set of three cameras, a 64MP main camera, a 13MP wide-angle lens with 117-degree field of view, and a 12MP “ultra-wide with Hexa Motion Sensors. On the front there is a 32MP pop-up camera.
LG Wing packs a 4000mAh battery and comes with Android 10. It also features Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity, NFC, USB-C (USB 3.1 Gen 1 compatible), and some interesting special features.
– Dual Recording
– LG 3D Sound Engine
– In-display Fingerprint Sensor
– Hexa Motion Stabilization (as noted above)
– Wireless Charging
– Gimbal Motion Camera
Under the hood, it packs Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G 5G SoC with an X52 5G modem, 8GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of storage which can be expended up to 2TB through the micro SD card slot available.
The company said it has taken steps to protect the phone from accidental damage due to the hardware it has. The internal accelerometer detects if the smartphone is falling by closing the pop-up camera if it is open. The axis of the rotating screen is equipped with hydraulic shock absorbers that absorb shocks. While the back of the main screen has a material which prevents scratching of the secondary screen. LG claims that the shaft resists 200 thousand rotations.
LG WING 5G Prices and Availability
The LG WING 5G is one of the most radical designs we have seen in recent years. The phone goes on sale next month in South Korea. But it will soon be sold in Europe and the US as well, while its price remains unknown. It will be available in two colors including Aurora Gray and Illusion Sky.