LG confirms swivelling T-shaped ‘Wing’ phone in new video
LG also announced partnerships with Rave, Ficto, Tubi and NAVER to develop features for its Explorer Project devices.
LG has officially confirmed it is working on a unique ‘Wing’ handset that houses two screens but with a swivelling design. Ahead of the official launch, LG has posted a teaser video on YouTube. The video confirms the phone will go official on September 14.
Separately, LG in a release detailed its ambitious Explorer Project which has been created to address the diverse usage of modern smartphones. LG said that the project aims to “explore” and overhaul the current user experience.
LG further said that the “Explorer Project will focus solely on new usability that is discovered with innovative designs while LG’s new Universal Line will be the company’s lineup of competitive devices that focus on consumer lifestyles, such as LG Velvet.”
The company announced partnerships with Rave, Ficto, Tubi and NAVER to develop features for the Explorer Project devices. Qualcomm is also going to be part of this project.
“LG and platform partners feel it is vitally important to demonstrate to consumers new and differentiated user experiences in the smartphone space,” said Morris Lee, president of LG’s Mobile Communications Company. “LG has always been a pioneer in pushing the envelope of smartphone form factors, the only way to bring about much-needed innovation in the mobile market.”
Ahead of the official launch, LG’s Wing phone has been spotted in multiple leaks. The phone is seen sporting a T-shape design with top part featuring a traditional and vertical screen and the bottom part featuring a horizontal display.
The LG Wing is said to come with a 6.8-inch main display while the smaller display is a 4-inch screen. The phone will reportedly be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 700-series chipset with support for 5G. LG Wing is also rumoured to come with a triple camera setup with a 64-megapixel primary sensor.