LG's new V10 smartphone begins shipping worldwide
Sunday, November 01, 2015
LG just announced that the V10 - the
company's newest high-end smartphone - is shipping this week in key markets
around the world, starting in the US, China, and Hong Kong. Canada, Europe,
more Asian markets, Latin America, and the Middle East will all get the handset
sometime later this quarter.
In the US, T-Mobile will be the first carrier to sell the LG V10, as it's
getting ready to launch it tomorrow, October 30. Like T-Mobile, AT&T is
already accepting pre-orders for the V10, but it's not going to release it
before November 6. Verizon also confirmed that it will carry the device, but
didn't provide an exact launch date for it.
All customers who are buying the LG V10 in the US before November 15 will be
eligible to get gift packages containing a 200 GB microSD card, a charging
cradle, and a secondary battery.
The V10 is unlike any other smartphone in LG's portfolio. It's a pretty tough
device (thanks to a stainless steel frame and a material called Dura Skin) that
sports not one, but two displays: a main 5.7-inch one with 1440 x 2560 pixels,
and a smaller, secondary 2.1-inch one with 1040 x 160 pixels (the secondary
screen can stay on independently, showing notifications, app shortcuts, and
Powered by Qualcomm's six-core Snapdragon 808 processor, the LG V10 also
features a 16 MP rear camera with manual mode, OIS and 4K video recording, a
dual 5 MP front-facing camera, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal memory, microSD
card support, and a 3000 mAh battery. At launch, the smartphone will run
Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, though an update to 6.0 Marshmallow should arrive in
the (hopefully near) future.