LG’s wild-looking Wing smartphone has a US price and release date: it will cost $ 999 and will be available on October 15, at least on Verizon, with pre-orders set for early October 1. The news confirms what many were already expecting from the dual-screen device: it won’t be cheap.
As is usually the case with the launch of a new Verizon phone, there’s also a variety of trade-in offers and discounts to help bring that price down. The company offers a discount of up to $ 750 when you add a line to an unlimited plan and swap a phone, up to $ 500 for existing Verizon Unlimited plan customers who swap a $ 250 Verizon device or gift card for new customers who are porting the line.
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LG has also promised that Wing will be released on AT&T and T-Mobile later this fall, but there is no pricing or timing news for those models yet. It is unclear whether the Verizon model – which the company says supports its mmWave network – is a different version from the upcoming AT&T and T-Mobile variants (as has been the case with other phones, such as the LG Velvet). If so, the Verizon model may charge a premium for added network support, although we’ll have to wait for other operators to make their own announcements to know for sure.