LG unveiled its first ‘Explorer Project’ device, LG WING. As you can see from the photo, the top section pivots 90° to reveal a 3.9” second screen.
It is very new tech, so much so that it needs apps to recognise the change of orientation as well as use the second screen for something other than a mirror of the first.
LG has collaborated with YouTube or Tubi. On the preinstalled NAVER Whale browser (a South Korean app), the video plays on the Main Screen while the Second Screen displays comments or the search bar. LG’s partnerships with other streaming platforms such as Rave and Ficto means that LG WING owners can enjoy videos fullscreen while simultaneously interacting with other viewers via the Second Screen.
LG Wing specs
Qualcomm SD765G 5G
X52 5G Modem-RF System
8GB RAM / 128 or 256GB ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)
Main Screen: 6.8-inch, 20.5:9 FHD+ P-OLED 2,460 x 1,080 / 395ppi
Second Screen: 3.9-inch 1.15:1 G-OLED, (1,240 x 1,080 / 419ppi)
Size: 169.5 x 74.5 x 10.9 mm x 260g x MIL-STD 810G Compliance 4
Wi-Fi5 AC, BT 5.1, NFC, USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Gen 1 5Gbps
Colours: Aurora Gray / Illusion Sky
GadgetGuy’s take – We strongly predict we won’t see it here
Why did we cover the LG Wing? Well, we applaud innovation and LG seems to be on the right track with its new LG Velvet (review here 4.9/5) and its innovative second screen for the Velvet and LG V50 foldable (5/5) in 2019.
And we would love to hear more about its ‘Explorer Project’ than just the fact there is one.