LG is attempting some thrilling design in its try and regain the misplaced floor within the smartphone battle. As an alternative of at all times working behind different rivals and their slabs, the Korean firm determined to run its lane and re-invent the thought of how one ought to use a smartphone.
That’s how the LG Wing got here to life – a telephone with a 90-degree swiveling display screen that reveals a secondary show beneath. We took the telephone for a fast take a look at drive earlier than handing it out to the overview staff for the thorough take a look at course of to provide out the ultimate verdict.
We have been fortunate sufficient to get the Phantasm Sky shade – it’s technically White, however goes from one finish of the colour spectrum to the opposite, making it really a head-turner. At first look, it’d resemble the Galaxy Be aware20, or a few of the Oppo Reno4 telephones – huge vertical black circles for the cameras is at all times a protected alternative.
The entrance is a handsome comparatively huge 6.8” P-OLED, whereas the panel beneath is an almost-square 3.9” secondary G-OLED. Keep in mind that it’s a small panel, not an enormous one which one way or the other stays hidden behind the mechanism – that sounds logical when defined, however it creates a unique impression at first.
The principle query about this telephone is “why would one want one of these secondary display screen.” The principle use-case state of affairs of the LG Wing is for vlogging – video is recorded in panorama mode whereas the telephone is held in portrait, which makes the entire course of extra handy. The telephone additionally presents gimbal-like stabilization, however it makes use of the ultrawide cam, which doesn’t have 4K video recording.
LG has developed some cool options to make the most of the fascinating design, like turning the secondary display screen right into a devoted keyboard or a trackpad. There’s additionally the dual-screen characteristic that permits you to two apps concurrently, however not the identical apps, and the UI helps solely a restricted variety of apps.
We’ll see how effectively these work together with the remainder of the telephone in our overview – keep tuned!