has launched an innovative dual-screen smartphone as the first device in its new 'Explorer Project' range.
The LG WING looks like a conventional smartphone in 'basic mode'. However, the 6.8-inch P-OLED screen can rotate through 90 degrees into landscape format, revealing a smaller 3.9-inch display underneath. The two screens can run separate apps or, alternatively, a single application can be used on both.
For example, a YouTube video can play on the main screen with comments shown on the second screen - or the second screen could be used for a separate chat application. In addition, a Grip Lock function offers useful information on the second screen whilst ignoring accidental touches.
Three cameras are fitted to the back of the LG WING: a stabilised 64 megapixel Ultra High Resolution with wide-angle lens, a 12 megapixel 'ultra wide' camera and a 13 megapixel wide-angle camera. There's also a 32 megapixel pop-up camera on the front. A gimbal function promises to turn the second screen into an electronically-stabilised grip.
LG's new device weighs 260g, offers 5G connectivity and runs Android on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chip.
Morris Lee, president of LG’s Mobile Communications Company, said "LG WING ushers in a new era of mobile discovery and is an exciting beginning to our Explorer Project initiative. Different than anything else on the market today, this innovative device challenges the industry status quo and provides consumers with a new mobile experience that will open up new ways to think about the smartphone."
The phone is due to launch in South Korea during October, followed by launches in North America and Europe.