LG Announces Wing 5G Smartphone

LG is offering a unique take on folding and dual-screen smartphones, the Wing 5G, which features a second hidden screen.

“LG Wing 5G’s innovative design opens so many possibilities for multitasking, gaming, viewing and content creation,” LG Mobile’s Chris Yie said in a prepared statement. “This premium smartphone elevates the customer experience and brings LG’s philosophy of meaningful innovations to life.”

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The Wing kind of needs to be seen to be believed, let alone understood. In its basic usage mode, the Wing looks and works like any other smartphone, with its 6.8-inch OLED FullVision display. But with a simple slide, you can rotate the primary display into a landscape orientation, revealing a second, 3.9-inch display underneath, and a creating a “T” shape via the two displays. This second display mode is called swivel mode.

“In swivel mode, certain apps can be expanded to both screens or two apps can be displayed simultaneously, one on each display,” LG notes. “Switching between swivel mode and basic mode is virtually seamless and offers the flexibility of more screen real estate when you want it.”

The Wing is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G 5G mobile platform and the Snapdragon X52 5G Modem-RF system. And it has three rear cameras: A 64 MP main lens, a 12 MP ultra-wide lenses with big pixels, and a 13 MP ultra-wide lens.

You can learn more about the LG Wing 5G from the LG website.

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  • garethb

    Premium Member
    14 September, 2020 - 12:03 pm

    <p>LG: Look what we can do! </p><p><br></p><p>Everyone else: Why? </p>

  • crunchyfrog

    14 September, 2020 - 12:14 pm

    <p>Reminds me of something Tony Stark had in Iron Man, albeit his was quite a bit smaller.</p>

  • swiftress

    14 September, 2020 - 12:24 pm

    <p>I'm so tempted to throw it to see if it can fly.</p>

    • anoldamigauser

      Premium Member
      14 September, 2020 - 1:26 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#574722">In reply to swiftress:</a></em></blockquote><p>I was thinking that in a survival situation, it could be used like a boomerang to bring down small game.</p>

  • Markfurry

    14 September, 2020 - 12:46 pm

    <p>I could see typing on the bottom with a larger landscape app up top. But then you’re on twitter</p><p><br></p>

  • Pierre Masse

    14 September, 2020 - 1:09 pm

    <p>It could have been called "Jesus mode"</p>

    • crunchyfrog

      14 September, 2020 - 3:56 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#574759"><em>In reply to Pierre Masse:</em></a><em> I didn't even notice that! It's like a Catholic Pope Phone.</em></blockquote><p><br></p>

    • mmcpher

      Premium Member
      14 September, 2020 - 7:12 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#574759">In reply to Pierre Masse:</a></em></blockquote><p>Christ the Redeemer</p>

      • VMax

        Premium Member
        14 September, 2020 - 9:03 pm

        <blockquote><em><a href="#574889">In reply to mmcpher:</a></em></blockquote><p>Christ the Retweeter?</p>

  • glenn8878

    14 September, 2020 - 1:22 pm

    <p>Brings new meaning to a flip phone.</p>

  • harmjr

    Premium Member
    14 September, 2020 - 1:40 pm

    <p>They are actually taking this to production?</p>

  • bschnatt

    14 September, 2020 - 1:44 pm

    <p>Ok, people mock BlackBerry fans for liking our physical keyboards, but THIS should be the real target. Really, LG? You come out with this nonsense rather than a slider phone with a horizontal physical keyboard? Which one do you think people would rather use? #smh</p>

  • illuminated

    14 September, 2020 - 2:28 pm

    <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">It is a very simple and quirky idea but it l</span>ooks cool. Maybe they looked at Duo and figured if Android can work on two screens then why not make screens of different size. It could be more useful than it looks. For messaging and games it would be much better than just a single screen. If it is not too expensive then why not.</p><p><br></p><p>I am glad to see some innovation going on. It is so boring to see the same identical bricks come year after year. </p>

  • rmac

    14 September, 2020 - 2:32 pm

    <p>I'd be happier sticking 2 phones together.</p>

    • Greg Green

      16 September, 2020 - 7:21 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#574784">In reply to rmac:</a></em></blockquote><p>Duct tape.</p>

  • StevenLayton

    14 September, 2020 - 2:40 pm

    <p>LG shut up and take my money. THIS is the future of Smartphones…..just like Amazons Fire Phone.</p>

  • timwakeling

    14 September, 2020 - 2:52 pm

    <p>I was ready to mock, until it occurred to me how great it would be to watch something like a video or TV programme on the top part nice and big while texting or surfing on the bottom part at the same time. If you like to do that, and I think quite a lot of people would, then this might be an intriguing phone. It will need not to be £1,500 of course.</p>

    • Jorge Garcia

      16 September, 2020 - 8:06 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#574786">In reply to timwakeling:</a></em></blockquote><p>It's funny because I see the average person that would go gaga for this design being exactly the type of person who could not afford it any time soon (myself included). It's surely going to be a loooong time, but when this "feature" only adds $100 to the phone's normal MSRP, and not a penny more, I'm sold :)</p>

  • proftheory

    Premium Member
    14 September, 2020 - 4:32 pm

    <p>I remember seeing a phone like that displayed at some trade show. Including the T shape. But I don't remember who it was if it wasn't LG.</p>

    • wright_is

      Premium Member
      15 September, 2020 - 3:24 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#574837">In reply to proftheory:</a></em></blockquote><p>Motorola had similar phones and Nokia hat a T-phone, back-in-the-day. Palm Roteo as well. Although they all rotated the screen to release the underlying keyboard, not a second screen.</p>

  • hellcatm

    14 September, 2020 - 4:58 pm

    <p>I spent like 5 minutes looking at that picture thinking of uses for a phone like this. For sending texts it could be cool, you can have your keyboard on the bottom portrait part of the keyboard and have what you're typing above that, when you're ready to send the text its sent to the top screen. For gaming you can have the controls on the bottom. Watching youtube the controls and such can be on the bottom screen. Is it something people really want or need? I'm not sure, its more gimmicky than anything. Also it seems like it would be easily broken.</p><p><br></p><p>Its good to see LG coming up with something unique. I just can't wait for the phones with rollout screens like the one TCL mocked up. Until something like that comes out it'll be at least 5 years I think.</p>

  • Jorge Garcia

    14 September, 2020 - 9:14 pm

    <p>Unbox Therapy did a pretty thorough video review. I hope it's ok for me to mention that here…</p>

    • Paul Thurrott

      Premium Member
      15 September, 2020 - 8:33 am

      ? Why wouldn’t it be OK to mention that here?

      • Jorge Garcia

        16 September, 2020 - 8:02 pm

        <blockquote><em><a href="#574984">In reply to paul-thurrott:</a></em></blockquote><p>Sorry I didn't know if there was some conflict of interest rule given that this site also reviews hardware 🙂 You know how wonky websites and publishing institutions can be with their obtuse rules 🙂 I honestly wasn't implying anything dastardly.</p>

        • Paul Thurrott

          Premium Member
          17 September, 2020 - 9:53 am

          <blockquote><em><a href="#575530">In reply to JG1170:</a></em></blockquote><p>You can link to whatever you want. 🙂 </p>

    • philbypond

      Premium Member
      15 September, 2020 - 11:16 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#574905">In reply to JG1170:</a></em></blockquote><p>Here is the link. <a href="https://unboxtherapy.com/videos/x4ehk6kwoba/&quot; target="_blank" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">LG Wing Unboxing – This Thing is WILD – Unbox Therapy (unboxtherapy.com)</a></p><p>I viewed this yesterday and it shows some interesting use cases. What they have done with the cameras when in the T position could be especially useful.</p>

    • red.radar

      Premium Member
      15 September, 2020 - 12:56 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#574905">In reply to JG1170:</a></em></blockquote><p><br></p><p>Is it a bird… Is it a plane… NO its a smartphone with a very addictive slide action.</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p>

  • red.radar

    Premium Member
    15 September, 2020 - 12:46 pm

    <p>This has got to be a very niche use case. Multi-screen viewing in a compact mobile form-factor.</p><p><br></p><p>I would think a tablet with windows would be a better multi-tasking experience vs this. </p><p><br></p><p>Looks like an awesome fidget toy though. I could see my self flipping the screen out and in all day long … but I got to believe it would be awkward to hold in the hand. once you say you got to lay it down on a table I think the usefulness is gone..</p><p><br></p>

  • crunchyfrog

    15 September, 2020 - 8:25 pm

    <p>It's like the wild west for phones again these days. Remember when we had curved phones and 3D screens and cameras?</p>

  • Greg Green

    16 September, 2020 - 7:23 am

    <p>Ok, now they’re just making stuff up. Soon there’ll be an X, then Y, multiple hinges to make an M phone or a Z phone, it’s gonna get crazy.</p>

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