The Power of LG Compels You

After showing a teaser video earlier this week, LG confirmed on Sunday that its upcoming smartphone with a swiveling second screen will be called the LG Wing. And while I can appreciate that they’re trying to change up the form factor in an increasingly crowded market of flipping and folding dual-screen smartphones, I’m afraid that all I see is a cross (blessed be the handset).

Tuesday’s video showed that the device has some kind of sliding mechanism that can rotate one of its two screens out so that the whole thing becomes a T shape. Or, if you were born and raised in the Bible Belt like me, a crucifix befitting android Jesus.

The LG Wing will be the company’s first device launched under its Explorer Project banner, a series of “devices that deliver distinctive and yet unexplored usability experiences” that it claims will forge “uncharted territory in the industry.” The exact lineup’s largely been under wraps so far, but given that LG’s billing it as a mobile initiative, it’s safe to assume the LG Wing won’t be the last.

“LG’s boldest, newest smartphone will deliver a new and different form factor and mobile experience that would be impossible to create with conventional smartphones,” the company wrote in a Sunday press statement.

Android Authority shared a few exclusive first looks last month showing off how the LG Wing’s two screens can work in tandem. One demonstrates how you can use a full-screen navigation app and control your music or field inbound calls simultaneously while driving. The other shows off how the LG Wing’s distinct shape can create a wholly unique mobile gaming experience.

Nothing’s been confirmed in terms of specs, but rumor has it that the LG Wing will support 5G, run on a Snapdragon 765 or 765g processor, include a triple-rear camera array, and have 6.8-inch and 4-inch displays. XDA Developers reported last month that it’ll cost $1,000 at launch this fall, though an earlier leak had its price pegged as high as $1,600…Read more>>