LG Wing: Price, spec, release date, every rumour we know about the rotating-screen phone

LG has been grappling with collapsing telephones in its own particular manner: by delivering standard lead telephones, for example, the LG Velvet, however with a case containing a subsequent screen taking into account that more extensive experience.

That is going to change with the LG Wing, a pivoting screen telephone. No collapsing board here, no pivot to stress over, only a common screen experience that at that point turns into a scene position to uncover a littler, squarer screen underneath.

We said it was radical. Furthermore, radical is energizing (regardless of whether it’s not generally pragmatic). So this is what we think about the LG Wing – which isn’t a codename, it’s formally affirmed to be the real item name (in spite of the fact that you may see ‘LM-F100N’ on the crate some place) – in addition to a decent touch of desires dependent on gossipy tidbits.

Delivery date and cost

  • 14 September 2020 uncover date
  • Cost and districts TBC

In the wake of being supposed for a 2020 uncover, LG affirmed in an official mystery video that we’ll get the chance to see the dispatch occasion on 14 September (at 11:00pm Korean Standard Time – so mid evening for anybody in Europe, promptly in the day for the USA).

While we initially thought “without a doubt that is similarly as a model?”, it’s presently certain that the Wing is legitimate. From LG’s legitimate bother, however a late August video spill from Korea demonstrated the double screen telephone in real life, trailed by an early September video indicating the gadget close by and how its pivot capacities (see underneath).

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Regardless of whether the authority uncover date implies the at a bargain date is approaching is still for banter, however, with proposals shifting somewhere in the range of 2020 and 2021. In any case, regardless of whether the Wing shows up to buy in 2020 we speculate it will no doubt be for restricted locales, as should be obvious this being a worldwide dispatch (Samsung delivered a flip telephone in China in 2019, for instance, which you won’t find anyplace else).

Value savvy it’s impossible to say as well. With flip telephones and collapsing telephones costing a little fortune – the Motorola Razr and Samsung Galaxy Fold being two such models – we wouldn’t expect a peanuts cost here. There’s a laugh of it “costing more than $1000” drifting around the talk plant, however, yet with no valid source right now.

Plan and Displays

  • 6.8-inch principle show (OLED, 1080 x 2460 goal)
  • Concealed 1:1 viewpoint second presentation

From what we can accumulate, the LG Wing is a ton like the LG Velvet. A 6.8-inch principle show in supposed, which is a similar size as LG’s present leader. We could consequently accept the Wing will have an OLED board with a 1080 x 2460 goal.

It’s the subsequent showcase, uncovered by turning the fundamental presentation through 90 degrees, that less is thought about. That most recent video shows that it is anything but a square perspective proportion as we had initially suspected, however it’s clearly a shorter, stubbier screen viewpoint apportion than the primary board.

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Why would you want such a second screen? Maybe it would be useful to show a preview of the selfie camera when you’re mid-game. Maybe it would be useful to display certain tools when in an editing app that’s full screen.

However, as LG uses Google’s Android operating system, we wouldn’t expect many apps to be able to use this space by default, as it would take specific development work. Therefore, realistically, it will be LG’s own apps based on its own software skin that will be optimised for its use.

But the Wing isn’t the only experimental product in LG’s stables. The Korean company has what it calls the Explorer Project, with the Wing being the first device from this series. In LG’s words “[the Explorer Project is a] new mobile category aimed at discovering new ways to interact with mobile devices, focusing on the evolving and ever-changing needs of today’s consumers and challenging established user norms.”

Hardware & Spec

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
  • 8GB RAM, 128GB storage
  • 5G connectivity

A rumour fromΒ ET NewsΒ suggested Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765 processor would be behind the scenes – meaning, as is typical with LG flagships of recent years, that the most powerful processor wouldn’t be on board.

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This isΒ further backed up by a MySmartPrice benchmark leak, which also reveals 8GB RAM and 128GB storage.

While that’s not top-end spec, it makes a lot of sense on account of heat production, battery savings, cost savings, and the simple fact that the SD765 is more than powerful enough for most people’s everyday tasks (and beyond, really). That said, with two screens to run, is this going to be enough?

The other aspect of the SD765 is that it opens the door to 5G connectivity, so the Wing will bring next-gen 5G speeds too.

Otherwise little else is known about the specification. Having seen the more up-to-date video, however, it’s clear the main screen is very thin and therefore all the hardware will sit within the main body of the phone. We do wonder if the fingerprint scanner will only be on the main screen or the second screen too though.

We’ll bring more robust answers as and when additional information is unearthed on 14 September 2020. This whacky yet wonderful looking phone could well turn out to be 2020 highlight.

LG Wing (LM-F100N) rumours: What’s happened so far?

8 September: New video leaks showing rotation mechanism

TheΒ most revealing video yetΒ shows the Wing in-hand and how its rotating mechanism functions.

6 September: LG confirms LG Wing as the official name

It’s no codename:Β the LG Wing will be called exactly that.

2 September: LG officially teases launch date

AΒ video from LG Mobile Global’s YouTube reveals the 14 September launch event, shows off a little of what to expect from the rotating-screen phone.

26 August: LG Wing rotating dual screen phone is real, here’s the video

AΒ leaked video from KoreaΒ shows the Wing in action, setup as an in-car system for GPS, music and calls.

25 August: LG Wing dual-screen phone benchmarks leak out: Is a launch imminent?

BenchmarksΒ reveal expected specification, which is similar to the LG Velvet in some respects.

12 May: LG Wing leak suggests a swivel phone with hidden screen

TheΒ first leakΒ of LG’s swivel/rotating/folding/whatever-it-is phone.