LG is working on a very different type of dual screen phone. Codenamed LG Wing, the device has a swiveling secondary display that flips out to the side to give you some more of that precious screen real estate.
In the video, we see the phone’s primary display used for navigation, while a music player resides in the flip-out display. An incoming call shows up on the secondary display, leaving the navigation undisturbed.
Design-wise, it all looks a little clumsy, but it’s hard to deny the usefulness of having more screen estate in the scenario above. The open phone’s T-like design could also work well for certain types of games. And, unlike foldable phones, there’s no worrying about unsightly creases, though we do wonder just how thick the LG Wing is.
It’s also worth noting that neither the primary nor the secondary display appear to have a punch-hole selfie camera, though the secondary display does have a fairly thick top bezel which could host a camera.
The main display is rumored to be a 6.8-inch one, while the secondary measures four inches. Other rumored specs for the phone include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 or a 765G chip.
Android Authority claims that the video shows a “near-final” version of the phone, meaning the device could be announced soon — possibly as soon as IFA Berlin, which kicks off on Sept. 3.
LG has been experimenting with dual-screen phones for a while, without succumbing to the foldable phone trend. The LG Wing might be an interesting device, though as always, its usefulness will largely depend on software support.