With an increasing number of smartphone OEMs releasing dual-screen devices last year, South Korean manufacturer LG also jumped on the bandwagon with the launch of the LG V50. However, the company’s approach to a dual-screen smartphone wasn’t anything like the Samsung Galaxy Fold or the Huawei Mate X. Instead of a foldable display, the company offered an optional dual-screen attachment with the LG V50, which was later also offered with the G8X ThinQ and the V60 ThinQ. Now, it seems like LG is planning to ditch the dual-screen attachment in favor of a new, more radical design.
According to a recent report from Korean publication ETNews, the company is currently working on a new smartphone, code-named LG Wing, which is expected to hit the market in the second half of this year. Unlike existing foldable dual-screen devices, the Wing features a second 4-inch display hidden beneath the main 6.8-inch display that can be accessed by swiveling the main display into a horizontal position.
As you can see in the image above, the second screen on the LG Wing focuses on increasing content immersion by allowing you to use the keyboard without obstructing the content on the main display. Additionally, the second screen can also be used in the portrait orientation to show related information while you work on the main display. Much like the recently released LG Velvet, the upcoming LG Wing is expected to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 700 series processor with 5G capability. The device will be equipped with a triple camera setup on the back, with a 64MP primary sensor, and the rest of the specifications will fall in line with LG’s ‘mass premium’ market strategy.
In order to highlight its premium image, the LG Wing is also expected to come with a personalization service that will allow buyers to choose the color of their device. As mentioned earlier, the device is scheduled to hit the market in the second half of this year with a price tag close to 1 million Won (~$816).
Image courtesy of ETNews