LG is trying to revitalize its smartphone business with the upcoming release of the LG Velvet, but the company apparently has more unexpected plans for future devices. According to a new report from Korean outlet ETnews (via Slashgear), LG is preparing another 5G device for the second half of the year, called LG Wing.
The main screen is 6.8 inches diagonally, and usually, it can be used like any other smartphone. However, there’s a smaller, 4-inch screen, underneath, and the main display can be rotated horizontally to reveal it, forming a T shape. This design is seemingly why the phone is referred to as Wing.
The use case for a design like this is that you can, for example, have a photo displayed in the main display while the secondary display has the editing tools, or watch a full screen YouTube video while still browsing the comments. Rather than focusing on multitasking with its dual-screen approach, LG’s goal is apparently to improve content immersion.
Aside from the unique design, the phone is expected to come with a Snapdragon 7-series chipset with 5G support, which could be the 765G in the LG Velvet or the newly-introduced Snapdragon 768G. It also has a 64MP camera. The report points to a release sometime in the second half of the year, but it remains to be seen if that will come true.