LG launches world’s first rotatable T-shaped smartphone

  • 2020-09-14

LG Electronics Inc. unveiled its new smartphone LG Wing on Sept. 14 in an online event, the first product rolled out under the company’s Explorer Project focusing on new usability with innovative designs.

The LG Wing offers a unique dual screen with a rotating form factor that can swivel into a shape of T by rotating the top panel clockwise. The smartphone features a 6.8-inch main screen which lies on top of the 3.9-inch second screen along with three 64-megapixel triple rear cameras.

The phone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765 5G processor which offers advanced graphic rendering features.

The LG Wing is set to launch first in South Korea. The price is expected to range between 1.1 million to 1.2 million won ($929 to $1,014).

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Industry players are keeping a close eye on LG Wing, to see if the new smartphone will put an end to the mobile communication division’s record 21 consecutive quarters of deficit.

LG Electronics’ strategy is to release new, bold and innovative products to set themselves apart from other smartphone manufacturers. The company plans to release a rollable smartphone during the first half of 2021 as part of the Explorer Project lineup.

Prior to revealing LG Wing, the company collaborated with industry partners Rave, Ficto, Tubi and NAVER to develop unique features to elevate the mobile viewing experience on Explorer Project devices.

Going forward, the company will continue to collaborate with platform companies to further expand the ecosystem.

By Seung-Woo Lee and Yun-Jung Hong

leeswoo@hankyung.com

<Edited by Danbee Lee>