KEY POINTS

  • LG confirmed the name of its new device, the LG Wing
  • LG Wing will be the first smartphone to be released under its new mobile category, the Explorer Project
  • The phone will be unveiled in LG's Sept. 14 event

LG Electronics has finally confirmed that its swiveling dual-display device will be called “Wing.”

The South Korean tech giant said in a press release that this is the first device in its new Explorer Project initiative and is designed to bring an all-new experience in tune with the consumer's constantly changing needs. 

“LG Electronics (LG) confirms LG WING will be the first product to be launched under the Explorer Project, LG’s new mobile category aimed at discovering new ways to interact with mobile devices, focusing on the evolving and ever-changing needs of today’s consumers and challenging established user norms,” the company stated.

LG recently released a teaser video giving consumers a preview of what they can expect from the LG Wing. The smartphone, which the company said boasts a “new and different form factor and mobile experience that would be impossible to create with conventional smartphones,” transforms into a “t,” best described as similar to a cross.

The company didn't reveal any of the device's specs. Previous leaks, however, indicate that the LG Wing will offer the following features:

  • Two displays

Early reports from Korean news sites Korean Herald and ETNews claimed that the primary display will measure 6.8 inches, while the secondary display will be 4 inches and have a 1:1 aspect ratio.

  • Cameras

The device is also said to feature a triple-camera array at the back, with a 64MP sensor as the main lens.

  • Support for 5G

A Geekbench listing revealed that the LG Wing will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7656 chipset, which means it will offer support for 5G connectivity. It remains to be seen whether this is for sub-6GHz 5G or the faster variant, mmWave.

  • Enough power

The listing also revealed that the device will have at least 8GB of RAM, which will be enough to take on multiple tasks.

  • Unique use cases

Android Authority shared two videos showing the device in action. The first one shows the device as being used for navigation while driving.

The other video shows that the LG Wing offers a unique gaming experience, with the secondary display providing some information – sort of what the Nintendo 3DS did with its second screen.

More to come

LG is scheduled to hold an event on Sept. 14, presumably to unveil its new initiative and showcase the new device. Those who are interested in the LG Wing should stay tuned for more updates as they come.

LG-WING-Logo LG's logo for its new Wing device. Photo: LG