07 September 2020
UPDATE (September 9th, 2020):
The LG Wing has appeared a new image render showing the device's T-shaped rotational mechanism and from the back panel. It is shown in the Blue and Black color options but there could also be more. The primary display is expected to be around 6.8-inches and the secondary display around 4-inches.
UPDATE (September 8th, 2020):
The upcoming LG Wing smartphone has surfaced in a new hands-on video leak. The clip shows the phone in action and offers a glimpse of how the new T-shaped rotating display mechanism works. It appears to be working smoothly including the change of orientation. The video does make this new approach look more intriguing than how it seemed in photos.
UPDATE (September 2nd, 2020):
LG has released an official teaser video suggesting LG Wing will go official on September 14th. The clip shows a silhouette of a device that has a secondary horizontally rotating display. It is a part of LG's Explorer Project meant to offer "devices that deliver distinctive and yet unexplored usability experiences".
A separate XDA report claims that the LG Wing will go on sale for KRW 190,000 i.e. about $1,607. Even though it is a direct currency conversion here, it is safe to assume that the phone will cost at least $1,000 in the United States.
UPDATE (August 26th, 2020):
The LG Wing has made an early appearance in a leaked video shared by Android Authority. It shows the phone's T-shaped folding mechanism and how it can be useful. The user of the phone can be seen using a navigation app on the main display and accessing music playback/incoming call controls on the secondary panel. There is no doubt that is a unique design approach but we will have to see whether it will translate into a commercial success.
Original (May 12th, 2020)
We know that smartphone makers around the world are working on offering as much as display real estate without making the device bigger and harder to carry around. This is the reason we have seen a surge in the release of foldable phones but if a new report is to be believed, LG has something very unique on its mind.
LG is reported to be working on a dual-display device internally codenamed "WING". The unique thing about the phone is that the secondary display is covered by the main one. It becomes visible only when the main display is rotated sideways and transforms into a T-shaped device.
This results in the main display getting horizontally orientated and thus exposing the secondary square-shaped display. The main display is said to measure 6.8-inches and the second one will be significantly smaller at 4-inches. The combination is said to be helpful in improving user productivity as well as for better user experience.
As it is usually the case with dual-display phones, the primary display will be used for showing some part of the content and secondary display for the remaining part. Let's say, a user can watch YouTube videos on the top display and browse through the comments section on the bottom display. Similarly, a photo can be edited at the top while all editing tools and options are accessible at the bottom.
This is undoubtedly a unique approach that would make the LG Wing stand out in the crowd. However, these are simply concept renders with no authenticity surety. We would suggest our readers take this leak with a grain of salt.