LG Shows Off the “Wing” Smartphone Concept

LG has teased its latest smartphone concept in a new video. The “Wing” is a dual-screen device with a swivelling form factor.

According to LG, this new smartphone is part of its Explorer Project which aims to “deliver distinctive and yet unexplored usability experiences, a strategy that tackles uncharted territory in the industry”. Details of the Explorer Project will be officially announced on 14 September.

“LG and platform partners feel it is vitally important to demonstrate to consumers new and differentiated user experiences in the smartphone space,” says Morris Lee, president of LG’s Mobile Communications Company. “LG has always been a pioneer in pushing the envelope of smartphone form factors, the only way to bring about much-needed innovation in the mobile market.”

LG unveils the dual-screen G8XThinQ smartphone

Foldable phones are the next big mobile trend, but they can come with a weighty price tag. This is why LG has opted to take this trend in a new direction thanks to its LG G8XThinQ Dual Screen smartphone.

Nicole Ross, Product Marketing Specialist at LG Electronics SA, explains that this phone offers consumers an entirely new way to interact with a mobile device. “It also makes new ways of gaming, creating content and working possible.”

“Doubling up the amount of screen available means using multiple apps at the same time is much easier, which is great if you’re, say, scanning products on a shopping app and searching for reviews on those products on your browser app. One of my other favourite ways to use the two screens is when I need to write an email on one while referencing a spreadsheet or presentation on another. It’s much easier than having to toggle between apps on a single screen.”

Unlike other foldable phones, the G8X is a “normal” phone that fits into the LG Dual Screen Accessory. This is basically a clip-on second screen that can duplicate or double-up the existing screen, making multitasking a breeze. Ross says you can even turn your phone into a “mini laptop” by turning the bottom display into a full-screen virtual keyboard, making it easier to write emails, edit presentations, text, or search the web in full-screen on the top display.

The LG Dual Screen shows essential info, such as notifications, date, time and battery life. The 360° Freestop Hinge allows you to lock the two screens at any angle. “This means you can use it as a game controller at 120°, a mini-laptop at 140° or flat at 180°,” says Ross. “You can also use it as a stand or tent at 270°, which is great for selfies or movie-watching.”

The G8X features a 6.4-inch OLED FullVision display, a 32MP front-facing camera, impressive dual rear-facing cameras with innovative photo and video modes, two balanced 1.2W stereo speakers, the first in-display fingerprint sensor on an LG smartphone and a large 4,000mAh battery.