LG presents Wing smartphone with rotating second screen

South Korean electronics maker LG has presented its Wing smartphone; a device with a rotating second screen. That second screen can be used for a second app or controls in, for example, the camera app.

The primary screen of the LG Wing is a 6.8″ oled screen of nearly 110 square inches with dimensions of 15.8×6.9cm and a resolution of 2460×1080 pixels. The second screen is a 3.9″ oled panel with 1240×1080 pixels, dimensions of 7.5×6.5cm and an area of 48 square centimeters. Neither screen has a notch or hole in the screen; The front camera is in a pop-up module

LG has in mind that users can use the second screen in more ways. While navigating, users can use the second screen for the call app, while the camera or video apps can have control and setup functions on the second screen. Apps can take two screens, but users can also put different apps on the screens.

In addition, there is a Grip Mode that ignores touches on the second screen, so that the phone can be held with one hand when making horizontal video. That is often not possible with other phones. Also, the Wing has a so-called Gimbal mode with the ability to turn on a Follow mode to track objects or people and an option to create a horizontal pan.

The primary camera is a 64-megapixel sensor, presumably a Sony IMX686 or similar sensor. That’s a camera with about 40 square millimeters of sensor and pixels of 0.8 microns each. LG has put an f/1.8 lens in front of it. In addition, there are two cameras with ultra-wide angle lens: a 12-megapixel camera with pixels of 1.4 microns and a sensor around 23 square millimeters. In addition, there is a camera with ultra-wide angle lens of 13 megapixel and a sensor of around 15 square millimeters. LG doesn’t specify why there are two cameras for the same function, but presumably the second is for making videos in ‘Gimbal mode’, where it is possible to crop and then stabilize through the wide angle or move the image with the onscreen joystick without moving the phone.

The phone runs on Android 10 and features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G with built-in X52 modem with 5G. LG does 8GB of memory and 128GB or 256GB of storage of an unknown type. The phone measures 169.5×74.5mm and is 10.9mm thick. The device weighs 260 grams. The battery in that case has a capacity of 4000mAh. The phone will be released in the Benelux before the end of the year, but when exactly and at what price does NOT LG mention.

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