Over the past couple of years, LG has focused on the idea of ultra-productivity for every user, not just the wealthy ones who can spend more than $1400+ of the latest folding devices.
After much soul-searching, LG just announced the LG Wing. It’s a dual-screen phone with a twist: the primary screen can rotate 90-degrees revealing a secondary display. Essentially, you can use the phone in landscape and portrait mode at the same time.
Previously, LG phones like the LG V50, LG G8x, LG V60, and LG Velvet either had an optional dual-display case, which is relatively bulky and made the dual-display configuration less portable and pocketable.
LG did advance user productivity with these phones but did so in arguably limited scenarios, mostly gaming, in my opinion. They were good phones but for a niche market
The LG Wing design breaks away from that. A lot of the friction experienced by previous LG dual-screen phones seem to have been successfully addressed with the swivel screen.
The idea is ingenious and pragmatic: this could be LG’s breakout moment, as the LG Wing has a lot of the advantages of dual-screen or folding phones, but few of their downsides. It is thinner, more affordable (my estimate), and pretty much turns into a regular phone if you want it to.
I don’t think that LG has announced the pricing yet but the specifications and comparison with previous models show that the BOM (bill of material) will make LG very competitive in the productivity-phone market.