SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Yonhap) — LG Electronics Inc.’s new dual-screen smartphone is expected to go on sale in South Korea on Oct. 6, industry insiders said Thursday, as the tech firm aims to boost its handset sales in the domestic market.
The Wing will hit local shelves after the Chuseok holiday, which runs from Sept. 30 to Oct. 4, with a price tag of 1,098,900 won (US$940), according to officials with telecom operators here.
LG already announced there will be no preorder reservations for the Wing. Instead, the company will hold a promotion for the full month of October, which gives Wing buyers a 70 percent discount coupon if they have to replace the display of the phone within two years after purchase.
The Wing, which was unveiled last week, is highlighted by its two separate displays, with the main screen swiveling 90 degrees horizontally to reveal a secondary screen under it and creating a T-shape design.
It is equipped with “gimbal motion camera” technology with six motion sensors, which gives a great level of stabilization especially when users shoot videos with the device.
The domestic launch of the Wing falls on the same date of the preorder reservations opening of Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy S20 Fan Edition (FE) smartphone.
The budget model of the Galaxy S20 family was unveiled Wednesday. Samsung said the Galaxy S20 FE will go on sale in South Korea in mid-October.