Published: Tue, September 15, 2020
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LG Wing Dual-Display Phone With ‘Swivel Mode’, Gimbal Camera Launched: Specifications

LG Wing Dual-Display Phone With ‘Swivel Mode’, Gimbal Camera Launched: Specifications

The LG Wing will be launched in South Korea in October 2020, with selected markets in North America and Europe to follow. The main thing that differentiates LG Wing from other smartphones is the unique form factor.

In its Basic Mode, the smartphone functions normally, with a single display on the front, a front-facing pop-up camera, and a rear-facing camera on the back.

LG has undertaken some collaborations to improve the user experience, with examples including partnerships with the Rave and Ficto streaming platforms so that users can watch content on the main screen while chatting to other viewers using the second display.

Previously leaked videos have also shown how the design can be used for navigation in the auto, where apps like Google Maps can be used in full screen mode, but at the same time the secondary screen can be used to control music playback. It is also possible to have two apps running on the two screens simultaneously.

For those unfamiliar, the LG Wing will be a new smartphone under LG's Explorer Program, which is where the company will get to experiment and try out new mobile devices. This brings a wide-screen experience and allows users to interact with the second screen even while watching videos on the main screen. LG Wing features a huge 6.8-inch Full-HD+ P-OLED display with a 20.5:9 aspect ratio and 2460 x 1080-pixels resolution. For one, it's powered by the capable, but mid-range Snapdragon 765G (5G), which is mated to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

When users want to take selfies, a small 32-megapixel camera module pops up from the top of the device. There's a 64-megapixel main camera, a 13-megapixel "regular" ultrawide, and the aforementioned 12-megapixel "gimbal mode" ultrawide that's dedicated to the landscape mode.

"The Gimbal Motion Camera, the world's first in a smartphone, 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 hard to accomplish with conventional bar-type smartphones", LG said. Gimbal-like features have also been included, such as a joystick for camera angle control, a follow mode for smooth videos on the move, and a first person view mode. The feature also comes with a lock to reduce shakes and blurring effects as well as a follow mode for optimising videos when moving, pan follow for horizontal movement.

"The LG Wing marks the start of LG's new challenge to explore new mobile experiences for users", said Lee Yeon-mo, head of mobile communications at LG. Additionally, there are also durability concerns, although LG says that nine Mil-STD-810G certification tests have been passed by the LG Wing.

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