Chopping off the LG Wing’s swiveling display screen leaves a tiny, sq. show that is simply good for gaming

When the LG Wing debuted in 2020, it was clear that this imaginative, progressive handset would both totally remodel our expectations for telephones going ahead, or it might — properly, let’s simply depart it at “LG gave up on making smartphones fully.” However for as bizarre a legacy as this telephone had, full with starring in a weird pandemic film, it is what we have seen modders do with the {hardware} after its dying that has actually been attention-grabbing. Somebody had already turned the Wing’s smaller display screen right into a stand-alone telephone, and now we’re seeing it tailored as a {custom} gaming console.

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Over on the Retro Sport Handhelds Discord, custom-build fanatic laozhang has been displaying off his work turning the Wing’s 3.9-inch 1080 x 1240 inside display screen into the premise for an Android-powered gaming machine, with entry to all of your favourite apps and emulators (by way of Mishaal Rahman). A special-built controller shell homes the Wing’s guts, provides gaming controls, and gives a brand new dwelling for the battery — there’s even a cut-out that enables the Wing’s cameras to proceed functioning.

If you happen to’re already as excited/jealous as us, we have got some unhealthy information for you, as a result of whereas laozhang has reportedly constructed 50 of those items, they’re all spoken for, and none are anticipated to be put up for public sale. Whilst you might completely crack open that Wing you purchased for grime low-cost and take a look at your luck, there’s a large quantity of talent and refinement that clearly went into this challenge, and we simply can not think about something we’d strive doing ourselves popping out trying anyplace near this good.


Between its decently excessive decision and unusually sq. side ratio, the Wing’s secondary display screen appears specific apt for retro gaming, and it is virtually slightly shocking it is taken this lengthy for somebody to take a stab at modding the {hardware} for it. No less than, it certain beats making an attempt to supply a 4:3 display screen from an outdated LG Optimus Vu.