LG has unveiled its first Explorer Project device, LG WING, at an online launch event that was live-streamed around the world from its Seoul headquarters. LG WING boasts a unique form factor that presents consumers with new and compellingly different mobile experiences.
This much-anticipated smartphone “LG WING ushers in a new era of mobile discovery and is an exciting beginning to our Explorer Project initiative. Different than anything else on the market today, this innovative device challenges the industry status quo and provides consumers with a new mobile experience that will open up new ways to think about the smartphone,” said Morris Lee, president of LG’s Mobile Communications Company.
In LG WING, any users can switch seamlessly between Basic Mode and Swivel Mode any time to enjoy an expanded and truly differentiated user experience. In Swivel Mode, the entire front of the phone rotates clockwise 90 degrees, orienting the Main Screen in landscape mode to reveal a 3.9 inch Second Screen that unlocks new usability and new possibilities to explore – a single application can be expanded to both screens or two applications can be displayed simultaneously, one on each display. When viewing YouTube or Tubi on the preinstalled NAVER Whale browser, the video plays on the Main Screen while the Second Screen displays comments or the search bar. Furthermore, 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.
Swivel Mode can also prove handy when driving, allowing users to follow map directions on the Main Screen reserving the Second Screen for calls, which on other phones would cover the map. Changing the orientation of LG WING creates all kinds of new possibilities for multitasking and enjoying the content.
As far as the viewing experience is concerned, the Main Screen of LG WING is a flawless 6.8-inch P-OLED FullVision display with a 20.5:9 aspect ratio to deliver an exceptional viewing and gaming experience. Not only does the Second Screen expand the viewable real estate of the device, but it also doubles as a grip when the Main Screen is in landscape mode. With Grip Lock activated, the Second Screen displays useful information such as time and date and ignores accidental touches.
In video platform apps optimized for its unique form factor, LG WING’s Second Screen acts as the Media Controller. LG has also implemented a 32MP pop-up camera that emerges from the body of the device when needed to preserve the device’s screen real estate.
Additionally, LG equipped the WING with advanced camera features and technologies exclusive to the new form factor. It carries three rear cameras – a 64MP Ultra High-Resolution OIS Wide, 12MP Ultra Wide Big Pixel and 13MP Wide. Enable Dual Recording in Swivel Mode by using the 32MP pop-up camera and one of the phone’s rear cameras simultaneously. LG WING also comes with LG Creator’s Kit, a collection of advanced imaging solutions including Timelapse Control, Voice Bokeh and ASMR Recording.
The Gimbal Motion Camera, the world’s first in a smartphone, turns the LG WING’s Second Screen into a convenient grip, providing the stability needed to capture clearer shots and smooth video footage in horizontal mode with one hand, normally difficult to accomplish with conventional bar-type smartphones. LG WING offers functions typically found only on a real gimbal, just as a joystick for controlling the camera angle, a lock to reduce shakes and blurring, a follow mode for smoother videos when moving, pan follow for horizontal movement with minimal up and down shake, and first-person view mode for capturing rhythmic and dynamic movements.
Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G 5G Mobile Platform with the Snapdragon X52 5G Modem-RF System, LG WING delivers a truly unique entertainment experience with instantaneous response times, cinema-quality graphics and incredible audio.
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