LG Electronics has unveiled its first Explorer Project device, the much hyped LG WING, at an online launch event that was livestreamed around the world from its Seoul headquarters. Embodying the Explorer
Project’s aim to discover yet unexplored usability concepts in an effort to expand the mobile industry, the LG WING is unlike any smartphone you’ve ever seen.
Hidden Second Screen Offers Next-level User Experience
The device boasts a unique form factor that presents you with new and compellingly different mobile experiences. Users can switch seamlessly between Basic Mode and Swivel 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 when in Swivel Mode, a single application can be expanded to both screens or two applications can
be displayed simultaneously, one on each display.
An Immersive Viewing Experience Without Distractions
With more consumers watching content on their smartphones than ever before, LG is introducing various features in WING to improve the mobile viewing experience. 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.
World’s First Gimbal Feature in a Phone with Superb Video Recording
The LG WING boasts three rear cameras – a 64MP Ultra High Resolution OIS Wide, 12MP Ultra Wide Big Pixel and 13MP Wide. Users will be able to 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.
The 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 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.
Under the hood, the phone packs a punch. The engineers at LG equipped the LG WING with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G 5G chip, meaning the phone will be 5G ready at launch. No news yet on the price but the phone will initially launch in South Korea starting next month to be followed by key markets in North America and Europe.