30 August 2019
LG is all set to announce a new dual display smartphone at IFA 2019 which it confirmed earlier this month. This new phone is likely to be known as the LG V60 ThinQ and now, LG has shared more details about one of the features that will be seen on the device. It is the release of a new web browser which is optimized for dual displays.
In an official blog post, LG revealed that it has partnered with Naver to offer a dual display optimized web browser. Naver is the biggest search engine provider in South Korea and is also known for its Whale browser (based on Google's Chromium) for PCs and smartphones. Both of these companies have collaborated on optimizing the same Whale browser for LG's Dual Screen platform.
Whale browser natively supports split-screen mode allowing users to browse two different websites within a single tab. LG has tweaked the browser to make it more efficient for dual displays. On the upcoming LG smartphone, it will be easier and more convenient for users to move between two screens. It can be helpful in various situations like browsing two different websites, reading articles in different languages or browsing different sections of a single website like while online shopping.
LG said that its newest dual-screen smartphones will come pre-installed with the optimized Whale browser. The team also has plans for bringing it to older phones with dual displays but no concrete information is available regarding that. We should be getting all other details and a demonstration of the browser next week i.e. September 6th in Berlin.