LG has recently launched its new mid-range smartphone, the Velvet, heralding the start of a new descriptive naming strategy for the brand. Next, According to info from South Korea’s Herald Corp and ETNews, LG’s next smartphone could be a phone codenamed “Wing”.
It was said to be named so considering its unique appearance, as the two-screen device takes on when “opened” a totally different thing from LG’s then-futuristic V9000, released in 2006).
Two concept photos revealed a smartphone with two screens atop one another, where the bottom screen only shows when the top one has been swiveled horizontally. The top screen looks like your standard 6.8-inch Android offering, while the “sub-screen” comprises a four-inch square.
We are not sure why LG decided to put up this design, but the photos available of the phone show the sub-screen being used as a keyboard, and then again as an extension of the top screen. It’ll give you a T-shape when it’s open and could also make traditional screen viewing a little bit awkward. But we think both screens may have different functions when the phone launch. This sort of layout could lend itself well to streaming, just saying.
It’s also not certain if these images represent a planned handset or are simply whimsical concept designs. The photos might also not be a true representation of what is coming, as LG has previously done when it comes to quirky phone features and the Wing does align with the brand’s ambition to set itself apart from its rivals.
Usually, Wing phones like this will no doubt have multiple hardware and software issues to deal with, never mind getting app developers on board to support it.