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LG Wing 5G is a dual-screen phone with a unique design, mid-range specs

LG Wing
LG Wing (Image credit: LG)

What you need to know

  • LG Wing is the first phone under the company's Explorer Project.
  • The dual-screen phone comes with a swiveling design and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 765G chipset.
  • It will be available through all three major carriers in the U.S.

LG today unveiled (opens in new tab) its first smartphone from the "Explorer Project," called the Wing. The new LG Wing 5G has a unique swivel and second screen, promising to deliver a multi-screen experience unlike any other.

The LG Wing comes with a 6.8-inch FHD+ P-OLED FullVision main display and a secondary 3.9-inch G-OLED screen. You can switch into Swivel Mode with just a simple slide to have the main screen rotate 90 degrees and use supported apps on both screens. It is also possible to have two apps running on the two screens simultaneously. Video apps that are optimized for the LG Wing can allow you to use the secondary display as a media controller.

LG Wing

Source: LG (Image credit: Source: LG)

In addition to providing a truly unique multitasking experience, the second screen on the LG Wing can even be used as a convenient grip with the dedicated Gimbal mode. LG claims the phone's hinge mechanism is highly durable and has proven to be reliable even after 200,000 swivels in its testing.

Now let's talk about the rest of the phone's key tech specs. The LG Wing is powered by a Snapdragon 765G chipset, coupled with 8GB of RAM and 256GB internal storage. It comes with a triple-camera setup on the back, featuring a 64MP main sensor, 12MP ultra-wide "Big Pixel" lens, and a 13MP ultra-wide lens. It also includes a 32MP pop-up selfie camera, an in-display fingerprint sensor, and a 4,000mAh battery. There's Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0+ support too, along with wireless charging support.

The LG Wing 5G will be sold in the U.S. through all three major carriers, although it will initially be available only from Verizon. However, LG isn't ready to reveal just how much the phone will cost or when it will be released. If rumors are to be believed, the phone could be priced around $1,000 in the U.S., which would put it in direct competition with some of the best Android phones on the market, including Samsung's Galaxy S20 and the OnePlus 8 Pro.

LG Velvet

LG Velvet

The LG Velvet may not be nearly as interesting as the Wing, but it does have a gorgeous design and decent specs. It is also compatible with LG's fun Dual Screen accessory.

Babu Mohan
Babu Mohan
16 Comments
  • But, Why? I personally don't see this getting attention. I would hope they made sure the swivel mechanism doesn't scratch that secondary screen.
  • Why? Because LG love releasing whacky ideas that no one buys. There are so many LG phones that were just to whacky for people to want them.
  • It's would be cool if it was practical. I mean I can't knock them for trying out the box, but they'd be bricked out like HTC had it not been for them being a multi market company.
  • You don't see it getting attention because it's not a Samsung. This is far better than that first Galaxy Fold that came out.
  • I don't know about "far better" All I see is particles getting behind the swivel and scratching the hell out of that secondary glass. There's been no real review on it yet.
  • I just watched an unboxing on this and now recant my OP. This is actually a pretty neat idea. Definitely niche but it had some cool features.
  • I want to see this in person. It looks interesting but I would like to see it in action before making a decision.
  • I give LG credit, always something different but usually fail. The G5 mods, now this? But I do like their duel screen concept. That is not a failure?
  • The mods was cool but too clunky to carry extra additives.
  • The front of this is perfect. NO NOTCH AKA DEAD PIXEL in the middle of the screen
  • There's a video on YouTube by unbox therapy and I'll be honest I thought it was a stupid idea till I watched the video and now it actually makes much more sense and does some pretty cool stuff. Worth a watch before trashing LG,s effort here.
  • The camera feature and drive feature was pretty cool. I was like ahhhhhh okay that makes sense.
  • Love LG for doing something unique. Really interested in this phone, but hoping the $1000 tag is just a rumor. Pretty middle of the road specs, aside from the swivel, it's a $500 phone.
  • I think LG have made 2 of the most interesting phones this year with the dual screen velvet and now this. I've never owned an LG phone but I'm tempted by the velvet. Would be even better if they made a version with the pop up camera so no notch and added 90 or 120hz refresh screen.
  • The unboxing definitely does it some justice. Seems niche for photography. If I can type an email up top on the wing with a larger keyboard on the bottom, that would be a fantastic. Definitely a cool design though.
  • You can have it like an upside down t shape so you get a full landscape keyboard to type on.