LG V10 is now official with a secondary screen, dual front-facing cameras
Friday, October 02, 2015
has officially unveiled the first phone in its new V series, the LG V10. With a
focus on the multimedia experience, LG has added a second screen above the main
display. When the latter is off, this display will show the time, weather, date
and the battery icon. When the main display is on, the second screen can be set
to run shortcuts, or open your favorite apps. And the beauty of having the
second screen is that you can receive notifications of phone calls or texts
without interrupting that movie or video you're watching on the main display.
The second screen can be "always on" without impacting your battery
The LG V10 also is equipped with dual 5MP
front-facing cameras that allow you to snap a 120 degree wide angle selfie. LG
uses a special algorithm to combine the images from the two lens, giving you
the wide angle look without having to pan the camera from side to side. With
this feature, LG V10 users will be able to throw away their selfie sticks.
Thanks to Multi-View Recording, you can shoot a video from different vantage
points at the same time, using the three cameras on the phone. You can decide
later which shot you want to use in the final version of your video.
The LG V10 features a 5.7-inch screen with a 1440
x 2560 resolution. That works out to a 513ppi pixel density. The secondary
screen measures 2.1-inches and has a 160 x 1040 resolution, also resulting in a
513ppi pixel density. The Snapdragon 808 chipset is under the hood, carrying a
hexa-core CPU and the Adreno 418 GPU. 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM is inside, along with
64GB of internal memory. Those needing additional storage can turn to the 2TB
capacity microSD slot that is on board.
With an aperture of f/1.8, the 16MP rear-facing
camera allows users to take great shots in low-light conditions. OIS 2.0 is
included. A 3000mAh removable battery keeps the generator humming, and Android
5.1.1 is pre-installed. The LG V10 measures 8.6mm thick, and weighs in at 192
grams. The handset brings support for 4G LTE-A (Cat.6),Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1,
NFC and USB 2.0.
The stainless steel frame of the phone will
protect it from bumps and falls. A third party lab found the LG V10 to be
"MIL-STD-810G Transit Drop Compliant," which means that you don't
have to hold your breath every time it slips out of your hand. The Dura Skin
covering protects your phone from scratches, while giving you a grippy material
to hold on to.
The LG V10 will be available in Space Black, Luxe
White, Modern Beige, Ocean Blue and Opal Blue, and will launch starting in
Korea this month. It will also be offered in the United States, China and other
markets in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, with launch dates to be
announced in the not too distant future. Pricing has not yet been revealed.