KEY POINTS

  • LG has officially unveiled the new LG Wing 5G
  • The LG Wing 5G is the first device in the company's new Explorer Project
  • It has features that were previously unseen in a smartphone

LG has finally unveiled its latest and quirkiest dual-display smartphone yet, the LG Wing 5G.

The LG Wing 5G is the first device in LG's Explorer Project, which aims to give potential buyers a means to “discovering new ways to interact with mobile devices.” This isn't the first mobile phone to feature a swiveling panel, but it is the first smartphone to feature a swiveling display and a secondary screen at the same time.

The new form factor indicates new ways to use the device. Aside from those two screens, the device also comes with other interesting features that fans might want to see. Here's a quick look at the South Korean tech giant's new LG Wing 5G.

Swivel Mode

As mentioned, the new device has two displays; one of them, a larger 6.8-inch POLED display panel, can be swiveled upward in a clockwise motion. Doing so reveals a secondary 3.9-inch GOLED screen that can be used for certain purposes.

According to LG, the primary display has 21:9 aspect ratio and is “flawless” due to the fact that it doesn't have a notch or hole punch. LG was able to create this by using a pop-up selfie camera for the device. This means users will be able to enjoy edge-to-edge viewing on the screen.

When in swivel mode, users will be able to enjoy the primary screen completely without having to hold it. Users can input text, adjust playback and do other things using the smaller secondary screen.

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Durability

LG claims that the Wing 5G has a durable hinge rated to last for about 200,000 swivels. The device also has a water-repellent coating so that it can withstand splashes, downpours and rain showers.

Basically, LG has designed the device to last long regardless of use, such as when recording videos under the rain or eating one's favorite snacks while watching videos on the widescreen.

LG also claims to have used “anti-dust technology” to ensure that the “second screen won't be scratched from the swivels.”

Camera Technologies

LG said the device features a 12MP Ultra Wide Gimbal Motion Camera at the back (alongside a 64MP main lens and another 13MP Ultra Wide sensor) for stable video and photo captures. It also allows users to dual record – capture videos using both the rear- and front-facing cameras at the same time.

Other Essentials

LG equipped the Wing 5G with a Snapdragon 765G chipset, allowing it to support 5G networks. This is backed by an Adreno 620 GPU, 8GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB storage depending on location. The device has a 4,000 mAh battery and has passed Mil-STD-810G testing, meaning it is durable and capable of withstanding extreme conditions.

LG hasn't announced official pricing yet, but CNet expects it to be sold for about $1,000 upon release.