A video has emerged purporting to show the LG Wing’s interface outside of apps.You could get an extra-large view of your settings and notifications.LG will reveal more about the phone on September 14.
You’ve seen the LG Wing’s clever rotating display in use with apps and games, but what will the interface be like? If a new leak is accurate, you might have an idea.
A Korean video (via Twitter user Fold Universe) appears to show the Wing home screen and notifications shade. As you might imagine, LG would make use of the unusual design even in a seemingly pedestrian situation like this. You could pivot the display to get an extra-large (if stretched) version of your quick controls and alerts while keeping part of your home page visible below.
The clip also offers a fleeting view of the phone beyond its screen, including an iridescent finish reminiscent of the Velvet. The camera array is clearly different than on the Velvet, although the leak doesn’t offer a good look.
Many details of the Wing remain mysterious, although it could have the performance of an upper mid-range phone with a Snapdragon 765G chip and 5G wireless. It might be as expensive as a high-end device with a price nearer to $1,000 in the US, though, so you could be paying a premium for that additional screen.
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LG is formally unveiling the Wing on September 14. Videos like this suggest it could be a thoroughly unusual phone in day-to-day use, but the company is clearly expecting that. It’s using the Wing to launch an Explorer Project category of boundary-pushing phones, and that means taking chances on interfaces that might only appeal to specific people.