Tomorrow is LG’s big event in New York City, but the Korean side of the Life’s Good crew has announced the new hardware ahead of time.
The LG V10 is now official, boasting a Second Screen feature that’s set above the V10’s main 5.7-inch screen. This is the ticker display that we’ve in leaks, but now that it’s official, LG has revealed exactly what you can do with the secondary display. The Second Screen can set to be always-on and can show the weather, time, date, and battery while the main screen is off. You can also use it to get notifications while doing other things on the main display.
Another main feature of the LG V10 is its pair of front cameras. They’re both 5-megapixel shooters, and their purpose is to let you take a 120-degree wide-angle selfie. Once the two cameras capture an image, the phone’s software combines the photos into a single shot. You can also use the Multi-View Recording feature to capture video using both front cameras and the rear.
Keeping on the camera features, LG has packed several camera-centric software features into the V10. There’s Steady Record that uses electronic image stabilization during video capture, 15 Second Auto Edit that’ll create a short clip by automatically eliminating blurry frames and static scenes, Wind Noise Filter, a Manual Video Mode, and more.
In terms of raw specs, the LG V10 packs a 5.7-inch 2560x1440 main display, 2.1-inch 160x1040 secondary display, Snapdragon 808 processor, 16-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front cameras, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a microSD slot. There’s also a 3000mAh removable battery inside along with LTE and NFC, Quick Charge 2.0, a fingerprint sensor, and Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. All of those features are wrapped in a stainless steel frame that also has a “resilient but soft” Dura Skin on its back and sides.
The LG V10 will launch in Korea in October followed by launches in the US, China, and “key countries” in Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
The V10 is definitely a beefy phone in terms of specs, but its main draws are its three cameras and two screens. The two front-facing cameras are meant to appeal to selfie-lovers, but for the rest of us, there’s the secondary display above the main one. Having an always-on screen that shows your weather, time, date, and battery could be handy, but it’s also not exactly a ton of work to just tap your phone’s power or home button to check your lock screen. But hey, even if you’re not feeling the dual displays, the V10 is still a premium Android phone.