LG has finally taken the curtains off the much rumoured LG V10. As seen in the leaks, the LG V10 is a high-end Android smartphone, but what makes it stand out is that it has two displays at the front, as well as two front-facing cameras.
The LG V10 is the first of the Korean company’s V series of smartphones. Made from high-grade stainless steel and durable silicone skin, the V10 is what LG says, “one of the rare smartphones to pass drop tests for chock conducted by an independent third party”.
So what’s the use of a second display? Called Second Screen, it located right above the main 5.7” QHD Quantum Display. It works independently, and can be set up as an “always on” display without compromising on the battery life. So, what’s the use of the Second Screen? You can use it to show important information like the weather, time, date, and battery, so you don’t have to wake up the main display just to check those information. The Second Screen can even be used as a shortcut area for your favourite apps, a section to display incoming calls when you’re in the middle of a game, and more.
On top of two displays the front, LG also equipped the V10 with 5MP Dual Front Cameras with two separate lens to capture a wide angle selfie up to 120-degrees. LG says that it uses software algorithm to combine images taken from both lens, say goodbye to tacky selfie sticks.
The V10 also comes with a manual mode for video, the first smartphone to offer such feature. Like manual mode for photographs that debuted on the LG G4, users can easily create “professional quality videos” by adjusting options like shutter speed, frame rate, ISO, white balance and focus. The V10 can record videos in three resolutions – HD, Full HD and UHD in 16:9 or 21:9 aspect ratios.
As for the rest of the specs, the LG V10 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage that supports microSD cards of up to 2TB. Like the G4, the back has a 16MP f/1.8 shooter with OIS 2.0. Other specs include a fingerprint sensor 3000mAh removable battery, LTE Cat. 6, NFC, and runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box.
The LG V10 will be available in Korea starting this month, followed by markets like U.S., China, and key countries in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.