Just when you thought what more can a smartphone bring or how will the future smartphones be new LG Wing has arrived and put a stop to all speculations atleast for now. Yes we have already got a Samsung foldable phone ( Galaxy Z Flip ) but this LG Wing is different and with a price tag much much more affordable.
So what is new?The LG Wing can swivel from the middle into landscape view with a secondary display at the bottom.The image below will make it clear.
It is clear that the name has arrived from the shape.Multitasking will obviously be much easier.You can watch videos on the bigger display and do other things like messaging in the secondary display.Some of the games will also be boosted.In spite of all these the thing that attracts me the most is the idea,the innovative technology that this phone brings.I should mention that the swivelling is also very easy by the touch of your fingers.
The LG Wing is not only a phone with only cutting edge appearance but the specsheet is also very noteworthy.Moreover it’s price is also not touching the sky.The advertised price is 850€ and approximately Rs.64000 INR.Now let’s have a look at the details.
When the phone is not in the swivel mode it still looks pretty with a bezel less display and no notch or punch hole on the front.The rear has a triple camera module.The fingerprint scanner is indisplay optical sensor.There is no 3.5 mm jack.
A slight drawback is the heavy and thick nature of the phone which is solely due to the dual screen and rotating factor of the phone.To be precise the phone is 10.9mm thick and weighs 260g.The aluminium frame also accounts for some of the weight.
The back and front is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and the LG Wing is IP54 certified splash resistant.It also has what they call a water repellent coating.
On the front is a 6.8″ POLED rotating display with 1080×2560 resolution and a cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio.The pixel density advertised is ~395ppi which should have been more.The display is an Always On display but doesn’t boast of high refresh rate which definitely could and should have been provided.
The secondary display is 3.9″ G- OLED and has a resolution of 1080×1240.
Android 10 is featured out of the box.
Under the hood is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset which clocks a maximum of 2.4GHz and runs on 7nm technology.This also makes the LG Wing s 5G phone.The GPU is Adreno 620.
The phone comes with 8GB RAM and 128/256GB of onboard storage variants.Storage can also be expanded via a microSD card which shares slot with the dual nano SIM tray.
The triple camera set-up on the back houses a primary 64MP f/1.8 sensor with OIS ,a 13MP f/1.9 ultrawide sensor with 117° field of view and another 12MP f/2.2 ultrawide sensor with 120° field of view.Why two ultrawide sensors? The answer is that the second 12 MP sensor features gimble motion technology which accounts for very stable videos even if the shooter or the object is in motion.Camera features like dual recording of videos,slow motion videos, timelapse photography etc is present.4K [email protected]/60fps can be shot with 1080 p [email protected]/60fps.
The front has a motorized pop up selfie shooter of 32MP f/1.9.
Any videos on the LG Wing looks awesome due to the big Amoled display with the cinematic aspect ratio and no obstruction from a punch hole or notch on the front.
BATTERY AND COLOURS
A 4000 mAH non removable battery powers the phone which supports fast charging (speed unspecified) and wireless charging as well.
The phone is available in Aurora Grey and Illusion Sky colours.
The price and the unique swivelling nature of the LG Wing makes it a very recommendable phone.Moreover the big display with cinematic aspect ratio and no notch or punch hole on the front makes video watching and gaming an excellent immersive experience.The cameras are very good with no useless 2MP sensors to increase count.The gimble motion sensor also enhances the camera quality.In addition to all these the phone is also future proof as it is 5G ready.
To summarise we can say the LG Wing has ticked all the correct boxes and buying it will be a very good deal.What do you think? Please let me know in comments.