LG Wing hands-on: a new type of Dual Screen
In the past few weeks, we have seen many devices with weird and novel shapes. We have seen more traditional foldable devices, such as Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, a new dual-screen experiment in the form of Microsoft Surface Duo, and now LG is using a mobile phone that can rotate for the second to enter the game display.
LG Wing can physically rotate its display 90 degrees to display a horizontal display on the top and place a smaller square display below.
The top display is much thinner than the back half of the phone that houses all the components, leaving enough space for the curved panel.
The top panel is a 6.8-inch OLED with a resolution of 2,460 x 1,080, and the bottom display is a 3.9-inch OLED with a resolution of 1,240 x 1,080.
When the phone was turned on, LG created a special interface to handle the two displays. When you flip the home screen, it will become a carousel application from which you can choose.
You can change which applications appear on this display and which applications appear at the bottom, and you can open applications on each display separately.
LG also offers the option of launching two applications at once, with one application on the bottom display and one on the top display.
Due to the physical size of these displays, only about half of the apps, I downloaded work on the bottom display. Having said that, this is still not the final version of the software, and more applications may run in the production version of the phone.
If you are a carpool driver or delivery driver, LG Yiyi very useful for long-distance driving. I have seen many Uber drivers that have separate applications for navigation, music, or phone calls, and LG Wing can be executed at once. very beautiful
When watching content with horizontal display content, some applications such as YouTube also have special navigation interfaces.
This allows you to immerse yourself in the main content and make adjustments such as brightness or track position without interrupting the main display.
It will not change a life, but it is a cool feature that makes its use more interesting. It also shows that LG has thought a lot about how people use the device.
LG has also created some special camera modes to take advantage of the unique shape of the phone. There are two wide-angle lenses on the LG wing: a landscape and a portrait. This allows Wing to shoot landscape videos when the rotation is on.
LG noticed that this feels a bit like picking up a gimbal-like DJI OM 4 and adding some special software to make the phone operate like a mobile phone.
In the example above, you can pan with the joystick and use various modes, such as horizontal lock, to make the phone feel like it is on a real gimbal.
The mobile phone achieves this by cutting into the sensor to achieve digital translation and electronic image stabilization.
You can also take advantage of this unique form factor in several other ways, and we are still looking for new use cases when using this device.
When closed, the phone is only slightly thicker than a normal smartphone. Its thickness is 10.9 mm, while the thickness of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is 8.1 mm. Extra space is required for the hinge mechanism to work properly, but honestly, it does not feel clumsy.
After opening, the thickness of the lower part is as large as the device you see today. So really, you just increased the thickness in the form of an additional display at the top.
At the bottom, you will find a USB-C port and a speaker. There are a power button and a volume button on the right, and a SIM card and a microSD tray on the left. At the top, you will see a pop-up selfie camera.
The speakers sound very subtle on my device, but this is again a pre-production model, so we have to see if the production model of the device is better.
Three cameras are installed on the rear of the LG Wing. The back sensor includes a 64MP main camera, a 13MP ultra-wide camera, and another 12MP ultra-wide camera for pan-tilt mode in video.
When using the pan/tilt mode, the second sensor will rotate 90 degrees to keep it landscape, because you still keep the phone in portrait. The speed of the pop-up selfie camera is 32MP.
All in all, before the LG Wing was flipped, it seemed to be a fairly standard LG phone. However, you may be sad to see that LG does not include the headphone jack in this model.
The company’s point of view is to assure us that this is a one-off thing, and the lack of a jack on the device will not affect whether it can be put on other phones.
LG Wing Specifications Details
2,460 x 1,080 resolution
20.5:9 screen ratio
60Hz refresh rate
1,240 x 1,080 resolution
1.15:1 screen ratio
60Hz refresh rate
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
RAM & Storage:
Expandable with microSD card (up to 2TB)
Quick Charge 4+
64MP sensor, f/1.8 aperture, 0.8μm pixelsSecondary:
13MP ultra-wide sensor, f/1.9 aperture, 1.0-micron pixels, 117-degree FoV
12MP ultra-wide sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 1.4-micron pixels, 120-degree FoV, Gimbal Motion Camera
32MP sensor, f/1.9 aperture, 0.8-micron pixels
No 3.5mm port
Aurora Gray, Illusion Sky
LG Wing is an interesting addition to the really weird device. The category of foldable and dual-screen devices is growing rapidly, and it is great to see more companies envision how we will interact with various form factors in the future.