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LG Wing launching in the fall for $1K

The LG 'Wing' caught in the wild ahead of a fall lauch at around US$1,000. (Image: Android Authority)
The LG 'Wing' caught in the wild ahead of a fall lauch at around US$1,000. (Image: Android Authority)
LG’s innovative twist-out ‘Wing’ phone will be coming to market as soon as this fall. Moreover, it will be priced at around US$1,000 which seems reasonable for a device sporting two displays.
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LG’s 2020 strategy seems largely focused on bringing flagship-style devices to market at more affordable price points. For example, the LG Velvet, brings high-end looks at a more affordable US$599 price point thanks in part to the use of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G chipset. It looks like LG will be adopting a similar approach with its somewhat radical ‘Wing’ twist out smartphone which will also use the same chipset with a target price of around US$1,000 when it launches this fall.

When other devices like Microsoft’s Surface Duo are starting at US$1400, LG could be onto something with its mid-range SoC formula for what might otherwise be a pricey flagship handset. LG has of course been among the pioneers of dual-screen handsets thanks to a series of smartphones launched in recent times with secondary-screen case accessories. The ‘Wing’ will be the first time LG has launched a device with a second-screen built-in and, even though only around 4-inches in size, could still give users a lot of the benefits of a dual-screen approach.

In a short-video showcasing the LG ‘Wing’ in action a couple of days ago, the multi-tasking capabilities the secondary screen can offer were on full display. For example, a user could be in full screen portrait mode on the main display using a maps app while answering a call via the twist-out display. In other use cases, a user can game on the main screen in landscape mode with a help gaming map show on the secondary screen. In other uses, a person could be typing on the secondary screen while in a messaging show in landscape on the main screen. 

If LG can keep the price down at the target point of US$1,000 or less, it could potentially gain a lot of fans who are keen to try out a different form factor -- without completely breaking the bank.

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Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - Senior Tech Writer - 1291 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I have been writing about consumer technology over the past ten years, previously with the former MacNN and Electronista, and now Notebookcheck since 2017. My first computer was an Apple ][c and this sparked a passion for Apple, but also technology in general. In the past decade, I’ve become increasingly platform agnostic and love to get my hands on and explore as much technology as I can get my hand on. Whether it is Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Nintendo, Xbox, or PlayStation, each has plenty to offer and has given me great joy exploring them all. I was drawn to writing about tech because I love learning about the latest devices and also sharing whatever insights my experience can bring to the site and its readership.
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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2020-08-29 (Update: 2020-08-29)