To re-establish yourself in a competitive market, you need to introduce something new and uniquely interesting to the world. LG undertook this a few weeks ago by introducing a new smartphone technology innovation called “Wing” and officially confirming rumors that had been breaking for some time.
In short, the LG “Wing” is a smartphone with a rotatable display that rises to the top unveiling additional screen covering the bottom part of the phone. Sounds interesting right? But is it practical and what benefits bring LG “Wing” rotatable display innovation? We had to make a research to get the answers and explanations not only for ourselves but also for you.
Let’s start with the fact that this idea came to the company by monitoring user habits and the very popular multitasking feature, where multiple applications are used simultaneously on the same screen. For example, you’re reading a book or watching a movie while you’re chatting with friends. The only inconvenience is that when the screen is split, both applications have not much space left to display enough information and full controls. That’s the part which LG has decided to solve once and for all.
Samsung and Huawei flagships that appeared on the market a year ago offered a solution for the same multitasking feature. Main problem was that when the phone is folded, it becomes a thick “tile” weighing ~275 grams and easily tearing any pocket.
LG “Wing” rotatable display technology
Deciding to implement the Wing model concept, LG has assembled a team of the toughest mobile technology engineers to solve 1 major challenge: Ensure durability while maintaining elegance. And they seem to have managed to cope with this challenge, thus setting the new standard for an exclusive flagship in the phone market. Below is a short introduction video of LG new technology:
Talking about multitasking, LG has added several ultra-convenient features to the user environment. From now on using the LG Wing model it’s possible to link two applications and by clicking on any of them, both will launch simultaneously on the different screens assigned. Much attention was also paid for filming and photography improvements. As an example, you can shoot both 32MP front and 64MP rear cameras at the same time, capturing your reaction or emotion to the action in front of you. In this case, the top screen is split in half to show the front and rear camera broadcasts simultaneously. By the way, there are other layouts available of the mutual video translation on the screen.
LG “Wing” cameras and features
When the camera is switched on in normal mode, the image of the rear camera is displayed in full screen, and the touch controls are moved to the bottom screen. Some of the camera’s outstanding features that are worth mentioning: Gimbal mode (stabilizes the image during shooting) and Follow function, which follows the moving subject smoothly. Video editor layout has become even more advanced thanks to the fully visible options on the bottom screen. China’s manufacturer claims that the filming and video editing experience has been taken to a new level because of using both screens.
You might already know that all LG flagships feature exceptionally high-quality displays, and this one is no exception. Large OLED 6.8-inch display has 2460 x 1080 and 60Hz resolution while the small one comes in 3.9-inch and supports 1240 x 1080 resolution. LG also emphasizes that use of both high-definition displays opens new possibilities for the mobile gaming industry and application developers. That was perfectly demonstrated by introducing the preinstalled Asphalt game.
Flagship smartphones usually doesn’t come with attractive prices, but LG somehow managed to find the right numbers offering this sensational technology for $999.
• Dimensions 169.5 x 74.5 x 10.9mm, weight 260g
– Main 6.8 inch 16M colors rotating P-OLED display with 2460 x 1080 resolution and 60Hz rate
– Secondary 3.9 inches G-OLED, 1080 x 1240 pixels
• Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G Octa-core with Adreno 620 GPU
• 8GB RAM
• 128/256GB internal storage with up to 2TB MicroSD support
• Rear cameras:
– 64 MP with f/1.8, 25mm (wide), 1/1.72″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS
– 13 MP, f/1.9, 117˚, (ultrawide), 1.0µm
– 12 MP, f/2.2, 120˚, (ultrawide), 1.4µm
– Video recording 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps
• Front camera with motorized pop-up 32 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm, video recording 1080p@30fps
• Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE
• NFC (Near Field Communication)
• Android 10 OS
• Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
• Non-removable Li-Ion 4000mAh battery
• Available colors: Aurora Gray, Illusion Sky
• Models: LMF100N, LM-F100N
LG Wing flagship definitely opens up new possibilities for multitasking and goes beyond all foldable phones in its practicality. It's much more compact and easy to operate with one hand. The manufacturer just doesn’t reveal how long the battery will last with the constant use of 2 high definition screens. But still, LG has perfectly shown that it's always time to delight consumers with brave innovations, rather than the usual smartphone concept with only slight changes for the last couple of years.
- Exceptional design and technology
- Confortable for everyday use
- New multitasking abilities
- Very HQ displays
- Feels heavy
- 4000mAh battery might be not enough for 2 displays
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