According to the Korea Herald, LG is about to launch a new dual-screen phone whose main display can be rotated horizontally to display the auxiliary screen below.
According to ETNews, this phone is code named “Wing” and it is said to have a 6.8 inch main display and a smaller 4-inch screen with a 1:1 aspect ratio. It is expected that when it arrives later this year, its price will be a little more expensive than the new Velvet phone.
This will not be the first rotatable phone released by LG. More than a decade ago, it released several mobile phones with this form factor, including LB1500 and LU1400. In addition to rotating the display, another major selling point of these “DMB phones” is that they have hardware to receive digital TV broadcasts. Not surprisingly, hardware is the foundation of modern standards. Their main non-touch screen display is small and tends to display the T9 keyboard when rotating, rather than the second screen.
According to ETNews, the Wing phone will use its second screen for multitasking. For example, you can use the main display to view photos, while giving the second screen free access to editing controls. This sounds a bit different from LG's current G8X and V60 dual-screen devices, whose secondary screen is mainly used to let you use two different applications at once.
LG ’s upcoming device not only can rotate the screen, but also supports 5G, will run on Snapdragon 7 series processors, and has three rear camera arrays and a 64-megapixel main sensor.
ETNews said that this phone is scheduled to be released in the second half of this year, and the Herald reported that the price of this phone may be 1 million won (about $ 817).