When it comes to LG, many know it for its spectacular TVs but not so much on their smartphones. That is until the LG Wing came along.

For years now, LG has been trying to break into the elite group of smartphone tech giants but to no avail. While its devices are popular, it’s never been able to amass the same hype as the likes of Apple and Samsung, for example. But this time, it’s different. LG is now changing up its game, paving the way with technological innovation.

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The LG Wing can be used in two different modes for two different experiences.

At first glance, the LG Wing looks just like any other smartphone. One of the first things you’ll notice is the large 6.8-inch FHD OLED display with an in-screen fingerprint reader as well as curved edges. If that already doesn’t remind you of another smartphone, turn it over to the rear to spot the triple-camera setup, which also bears an eerie resemblance to a fellow Korean tech giant.

Aside from how it looks, LG has also kept this device to look very much like a carbon copy of today’s smartphones… or so we thought. With a simple push to the side, the LG Wing opens itself up in a swivel motion to reveal a T-shape form factor. Its 6.8-inch display is rotated on its side and underneath it is a smaller 3.9-inch secondary FHD OLED display. Given its shape and functionality, you’d imagine that the LG Wing was the descendant of the Nintendo 3Ds and the T-Mobile Sidekick from the early 2000s.

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The hinges used for Swivel Mode went through 200,000 durability tests to ensure it stands the test of time.

Of course, it’s worth noting that the main display must be turned clockwise for it to swivel. This turns the display into landscape mode, giving you a different view and experience when it comes to using a smartphone. This also gives the secondary display a different job to do, depending on the app you’re currently using.

But what makes the LG Wing superior is its durable hinge that comes with a double-locking mechanism and a soft close hydraulic dampener. This is what allows it to open and close so smoothly, giving it an even more appealing aesthetic. When in swivel mode, the landscape display showcases a carousel of apps that supports the device, one of which is the camera.

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Gimbal mode on the LG Wing allows you to use the smartphone as if it were connected to a gimbal.

And given how smartphones are deemed by how great its cameras are, the LG Wing doesn’t hold back in that department. There is a 64MP wide-angle, a 12MP ultra-wide, and an additional 13MP ultra-wide for gimbal mode. In Swivel mode, the secondary display will act as a digital camera gimbal while the main display acts as the viewfinder. This definitely gives a whole new experience to smartphone photography. Aside from its triple-camera system, it also has a pop-up 32MP selfie camera instead of its traditional location on the display screen.

With its ability to have two screens at once, the multitasking possibilities on the LG Wing are almost endless. It also helps to know that it has a Snapdragon 765G processor along with 8GB of RAM and either 128GB or 256GB of internal storage. There is also an external microSD slot that can hold up to 1TB.

However, LG smartphones are hard enough to come by in Malaysia. We predict the chances of the LG Wing making its debut in our shores are very unlikely. But of course, that is what international shipping is for.

All images courtesy of LG.

Wi-Liam Teh
Senior Writer
Wi-Liam is a geek at heart with a penchant for tattoos. Never without a drink in hand (preferably whisky, gin, or Guinness), he is also a writer by day and a keyboard warrior by night. On his day off, he masquerades as a streetwear and sneakerhead enthusiast while his bank account says otherwise.