It’s no big secret that LG has had a pretty tough last few years in the incredibly competitive (and stagnant) mobile industry, failing to make any sort of a global impact with its repetitive high-end smartphones and instantly forgettable mid-rangers.
But while the company is unlikely to challenge the huge worldwide popularity of Samsung, Apple, Huawei, or Xiaomi’s phones anytime soon, last year’s 5G-enabled Velvet
could well kindle a creative resurgence of sorts set to be continued with 2021’s aptly named Rollable
Although the quirky LG Wing is arguably not as groundbreaking as the rollable device the company might be planning to start selling as early as this quarter
, it’s hard to think of a more unconventional handset you can actually buy in the US right now. Somewhat surprisingly, Verizon
, and T-Mobile
have all picked up the dual-screen Snapdragon 765 mid-ranger in the last few months, charging between $999.99 and $1,049.99 for it straight off the bat.
If that felt a little excessive, you should be happy to know the nation’s top “Un-carrier” and second-largest overall wireless service provider is currently asking as little as $696 for your choice of an “Illusion Sky” or “Aurora Gray” Wing 5G with a generous 256 gigs of internal storage space on deck.
There are absolutely no strings attached to this deal… because it doesn’t technically seem to be a deal. Instead, T-Mobile
appears to have simply reduced the “regular” price of this one-of-a-kind device by a cool $303, most likely for good.
Magenta does these types of things from time to time, with the LG V60 ThinQ
immediately springing to mind after similarly dropping from a starting price of $799.99 to $699.99
back in May 2020. In case you’re wondering, the company’s conventional 2020 flagship never returned to its original price and is now in fact available for an even lower $649.99.
While far from a perfect or very well-polished device, the LG Wing 5G
certainly hides a few neat dual display tricks up its sleeve
that make it an absolute bargain at $696 (or $29 a month for two years with installment plans) for those curious about trying new things. The 256GB storage, by the way, is paired with a decent 8 gigs of RAM, and a 4,000mAh battery is in charge of powering the rotating 6.8-inch P-OLED panel, as well as the secondary 3.9-inch G-OLED screen underneath it.
There are also three solid cameras on the back of the versatile phone, including a main 64MP shooter, while the motorized pop-up 32MP selfie snapper is hidden behind the primary display when not in use. Not bad for less than 700 bucks, eh?