LG Electronics said on Sunday that its new dual-screen smartphone The Wing will go on sale in South Korea this week as the tech firm aims to boost its handset sales amid the pandemic.
The Wing will hit local shelves on Tuesday, with a price tag of $940, according to LG. In the US, the Wing will be released on October 15.
LG already announced there would be no pre-order reservations for the Wing, reports Yonhap news agency.
The Wing, which was unveiled on September 14, is highlighted by its two separate displays, with the main screen swiveling 90 degrees horizontally to reveal a secondary screen under it and creating a T-shape design.
It is equipped with “gimbal motion camera” technology with six motion sensors, which gives a great level of stabilization especially when users shoot videos with the device.
The main screen will have a 6.8-inch OLED FullVision
When it comes to offering more screen real estate on a smartphone, manufacturers have two options: either go with a flexible display à la Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 2, or attach a secondary screen like the LG Velvet. While the latter is obviously the easier (and cheaper) option, both implementations have a common problem: multi-tasking only works well when both apps are in portrait orientation, due to the design of most apps.
LG Wing 5G
This can be a big problem. If I watch YouTube and Netflix videos in landscape, but then load Twitter or Facebook on the bottom half of the phone, these would be stretched wide, making it difficult to read text or view images. This is where the LG Wing 5G’s bizarre swivel-screen design comes in, and having used a pre-production unit for about a week (and having used both the Velvet and the Galaxy Fold), this
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