LG Wing shows up again in video, this time revealing the swivel mechanism in action
We already know that the LG Wing name is official and the device is launching on September 14, around a week away. It is part of a new range of devices LG is launching under the banner of the “Explorer Project,” which means we can expect more adventurous and experimental designs to come down the pipeline. One video of the device in action has already been leaked highlighting the added functionality the swivel display design brings to the equation -- it is certainly interesting and puts forward a case for its usefulness.
The latest video, however, focuses on how the secondary display and main display swings shut. The process looks relatively straightforward, with the user in the clip able to snap the main display back into place using just the one hand. As you might expect, however, the Wing is going to be somewhat thicker than the average phone. That said, it doesn’t look quite as bulky as something like the Samsung Galaxy Fold but additional weight will be a trade-off for the additional screen real-estate the design approach offers.
In terms of its performance, it is tipped to sport the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G found in the mainstream variant of the LG Velvet. LG has found some success with the Velvet as it offers a premium design but at a more affordable price point afforded by the use of an upper end mid-range chipset. The same approach with the new LG Wing is expected to result in the device being priced around the US$1,000 mark, which makes it a more attractive option compared to devices like the Galaxy Fold and Microsoft Surface Duo.