The evolution of smartphones has escalated rapidly in the last 3 years. However, since the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Fold the speculation about the dual-screen mobiles has taken a surge. We have seen some major smartphone brands such as Motorola, Vivo, Huawei, and LG making dual display smartphones from which few have succeeded and few have not. After LG’s first dual display smartphone which launched back in 2019, the brand is coming back with yet another dual display smartphone this year, the LG Wing.
Design, Durability and Display
LG Wing is a lot different than the other dual display smartphones due to the mechanism and its practicality in the real world. Unlike the other folding mechanism, it showcases a slider mechanism to unveil the second display. Out of the box, LG Wing looks the same as a normal smartphone until you swivel it and all the other dual display smartphones (consider the Galaxy Fold, Huawei Mate X, Motorola Razr), lack the form factor of a normal smartphone. The dimensions of the mobile are 169.5 x 74.5 x 10.9mm and it weighs 260g.
According to LG, the hinge that’s used for swiveling is tested 200,000 times for durability. LG Wing has also passed the Military-STD-810G test which means it can handle sudden drops and extreme temperature changes.
Coming to the display, there’s a 6.8” FHD+ rotating P-OLED with a 20.5:9 aspect ratio as the primary display and a 3.9” 1080×1240 G-OLED with 1:1.15 aspect ratio as the secondary display.
Processor and Storage
LG Wing comes with Android 10 out of the box and is equipped with Qualcomm’s latest Octa-Core Snapdragon 765G CPU and Adreno 620 GPU. Qualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G is a 7nm processor and is the latest 5G chipset for the mid-level offerings. Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G mobile platform unites 5G and AI to power select premium experiences for gamers including 5G gaming at multi-gigabit speeds and select Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming features and support for all-day battery life. The Adreno 620 GPU provides 10% faster graphics rendering compared to the standard Snapdragon 765 for a stunning visual experience.
LG Wing is available with 8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB internal storage. A micro SD card can be used to expand the memory up to 2TB.
Cameras: Front and Rear
LG Wing has a vertical triple camera setup at the rear and a single motorized pop-up camera for the front. The triple camera at the back include
- A 64MP primary camera with 25mm focal length and F1.8 aperture,
- A 13MP ultra-wide camera with 117° field of view and F1.9 aperture, and
- A 12MP ultra-wide big pixel camera with a 120° field of view and F2.2 aperture.
There’s a 32MP pop-up camera as the front with a 25mm focal length and F1.9 aperture. Coming to the video recording support, the rear camera can record 4K@30/60fps and 1080p@30/60fps. There’s Electronic Image Stabilization for the rear and support for HDR. The front camera can record 1080p@30fps and has HDR support.
LG Wing has added extra features such as Gimbal mode, Dual recording, Time Lapse control and Slow Motion control which makes use of the secondary display.
Battery, Network and Connectivity
LG Wing is backed up with a 4000mAh non-removable Li-Po battery. The device has support for 25W Fast Charging and Wireless Charging. It supports Quick Charge 4.0. There’s a dual nano sim slot and slot 2 is hybrid which can be used for expanding memory. There’s support for 5G, Bluetooth v5.1, GPS, and NFC. There’s no 3.5mm jack present on the smartphone and the USB Type-C charging slot should be used as an audio jack.
Security and Sensors
LG Wing has an Optical In-Display Fingerprint Sensor present on the primary screen and it can be used for payments and app unlocks. There’s also support for Face Unlock. The Sensors present on the smartphone are Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Proximity Sensor, and Ambient Light Sensor.
This is the part where the smartphone really shines. The practicality that the secondary display is providing is very much useful in today’s world and that’s what is important for a dual-display smartphone. As mentioned in the Camera’s section, Gimbal Mode can be useful as the secondary display has the controls and the primary display is just for viewing without any buttons that obstruct the view. Many popular apps and games such as Youtube and Asphalt 9 are optimized for the secondary display and are making good use of it. The secondary display can also be used as a Video Editing Palette and Media Controller. You can even customize two-app icons (one for primary display and the other for secondary display) for multitasking.
Pricing and Availability
As of now, there’s no official confirmation on the pricing and availability of this smartphone. But due to the mid-range processor and its high capabilities of multitasking we are expecting it would be priced around 1000$-1200$. As soon as we know the price, we shall update it here. So be sure to come back and check this page for more updates.
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