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After quite a few leaks, the (south) Korean electronics firm will finally release the long-awaited LG Wing on September 14th. This comes as rival Samsung is already working on the 2nd generation of its foldable phone, the Galaxy Fold 2. Also, Microsoft is getting ready to market the Surface Duo.
The LG Wing will be a T-Shaped device
Rumors from earlier this year implied that a ‘T’-Shaped device that features horizontal extension was coming soon. A video released about a week ago showed how the extension mechanism might work. Now, it’s official: LG’s next device will rotate into a T-configuration according to the official teaser video seen below.
If it’s hard for you to imagine a T-Shaped rotating display, think back to the T-Mobile Sidekick. The LG Wing will have a similar mechanism but will rotate-out into a much larger screen than the Sidekick had. The LG Wing will look like any other smartphone when it’s closed.
To open Wing, the user will rotate the display (clockwise or counterclockwise), exposing a smaller display beneath.
According to LG, this new phone will be the first in a line of ‘Explorer Project’ devices that, ‘will include devices that deliver distinctive and yet unexplored usability experiences.’
LG isn’t working on the Wing alone
LG said that Tubi Rave, Ficto, and Naver are partners it’s Explorer project. Of course, at the heart of it all will be a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC. Tubi is known for ad-supported video streaming, while South Korean search giant (and owner of the Line messaging app) Naver, a Korean search engine, is helping out LG with their dual-screen web browser.
There is no word in regard’s to the Wing’s refresh rate, but we are hoping that it is on-par with the rumors surrounding the iPhone 12.
Check back here on September 14th at 10AM EST for more information.