LG is holding an event on September 14th, when the company is expected to officially launch its next weird phone.

And when I say weird, I mean the upcoming LG Wing is a foldable convertible smartphone with two displays… except rather than unfolding to create a tablet or book-like device, the screens swivel to create a T-shaped gadget.

Over the past few weeks we’ve seen leaked images and videos, but they’ve left a lot to the imagination about exactly how the folding mechanism works or what the back of the phone will look like. Now we have some answers to those questions.

A new short video surfaced this week, showing what the phone looks like when it folds to transition from a T-shaped device to one that looks more like… well, a phone. And today Evan Blass posted a new image that show the front and back of the phone

So at this point we know it’ll have three rear cameras, slim front bezels, and the unusual dual-display design that allows you to do things like:

  • Show the keyboard on the smaller screen to free up the primary display for other content.
  • View notifications, media controller buttons, or a second app on the smaller screen.
  • Display additional content from the same app or game that’s shown on the primary screen.

Rumor has it that the phone may have mid-range specs and a premium price tag. But at least it stands out in a crowded smartphone market where most modern phones have similar features.

LG is no stranger to thinking outside the box in the smartphone space. The company has dabbled in modular phones and dual-screen accessories. Some of those experiments have been short-lived (modularity lasted one whole generation). But you never know what the next big thing will be until it gets big, I guess.



via PhoneArena and 9to5Google

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5 replies on “At least LG is trying something new, I guess (More LG Wing leaks)”

  1. Personally I love that they are trying something new. Unfortunately I don’t really see any use cases beyond what they’ve shown which at least shouldn’t require developers’ support (the keyboard is something they control, universal media controls/android auto controls is something they should be able to control, and the game+navigation can just treat the thing as two screens). But like I said, that seems to be about it except for maybe a small video on the side while using the main screen for whatever in portrait.

    Personally if they were going to do something like this, I would have preferred they followed their already established dual display set up and, assuming this design is to save on bulk compared to their dual display case, just used a slider design. It would have been a bit more delicate, but two full screens would have been more useful IMO.

    And as another reader said, definitely not a foldable but swivel phone. Or if you REALLY wanted you could call it a rotary 😉

  2. All of their use-cases that they’re showing off are based on the wishful thinking that some app developers are actually going to get onboard with this.

    None of their ideas are worth buying such a pointless innovation. The added risks of breaking this phone, the shortened lifespan by having moving parts, and the added battery-drain from that second screen are all terrible compromises for such a worthless feature.

  3. This is more of a swivel phone than a foldable. And it wouldn’t be the first swivel phone, just the first I can think of that doesn’t have a dial pad.

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