The Samsung Continuum launched on Verizon in 2010 with a unique feature: a secondary ticker display beneath its main display. We never saw a second Continuum, but new leaks have suggested that LG may be prepping a new device in the same vein.
Evan Blass recently Tweeted that LG is working on a device called the “V10” that includes an “auxiliary ticker display” above its screen, similar to the Samsung Continuum. Today photos of a new LG phone with the model number LG-H968 appear on TENAA, which is basically the Chinese version of the US’s FCC, and this device includes a “V10” stamp on its rear.
According to Blass, this LG V10 boasts a 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560x1440) display as well as an auxiliary display, a Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a microSD slot, an integrated fingerprint scanner, and 16-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front cameras. We can also see that the device has rear-mounted volume and power buttons, like many other recent LG phones.
We haven’t really seen any phone with an auxiliary ticker display ever since the Continuum launched nearly 5 years ago. Whether that’s because the Continuum’s ticker wasn’t all that great or because OEMs can’t think of a good way to use the feature is unknown, but it looks like LG may be planning to bring the feature back. It’ll be interesting to see what kinds of was LG can utilize this auxiliary display. The good news is that the V10 is rumored to launch in October, so it won’t be long before all is revealed.