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LG has finally unveiled its much anticipated Smartphone, the LG V10, which is the first member in its V series of phones. This high-end device is set to launch sometime this month in South Korea. While we wait for the launch date, let’s take a look at some of the specs on the LG V10.
The LG V10 does not only have great internal specs, it also has an impressive design too. It resembles some of the previous LG G series smartphone in shape, but the phone was built with durability in mind. The phone is composed of an SAE grade 316L stainless steel material and a DuraGuard frame. The phone is also made of a plastic material which LG is terming Dura Skin material. This DuraSkin material is seen at the back of the phone and at the bottom of the screen.
At the back of the phone, there is a grid-like pattern which is the first seen on any LG device. The back of the phone also features a fingerprint sensor like the one seen on the new nexus devices. You can certainly expect the new V10 to be a powerful phone since it passed the Transit Drop Compliant shock test.
The device is at a dimension of 159.6 x 79.3 x 8.6mm and a little heavy at 192g, mainly due to the materials being used.
The LG V10 comes in five different colors which are: Luxe White, Modern Beige, Opal Blue, Space Black and Ocean Blue.
The LG V10 has a 5.7 inch IPS Quantum LCD display with a 2560 x 1440 resolution and a 513 pixel density. That’s not all. The LG V10 also features a second screen – yes, you read that right, a second screen!
This second screen has a 2.1 inch Quantum LCD display with a 160 x 1040 resolution. It also has the same pixel density as the main screen and is located right above the main screen.
This second screen is certainly one of the main features of the LG V10. You can now view some of your favorite apps without turning on the main display. The secondary panel (second screen) can be set to view information like time, date, weather notifications, battery percentage and more. All these actions can be performed while the main display is turned off, making for improved battery backup times.
The secondary display also functions when the main display is turned on. It can display notifications like an incoming call or text while you are busy with the main display. This way, your activity on the main screen (like watching a video or playing games) won’t be interrupted.
The LG V10 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset and an Adreno 418 GPU (like the LG G4) backed by 4GB of LPDDR3 (low power double data rate) RAM and a 64GB internal storage which is certainly an upgrade to the LG G4, which had a 3GB of RAM and 32 GB internal storage.
One cool thing about the phone is that the storage capacity is expandable via the SD-card slot with a Micro-SD card of up to 2TB! This is good news especially since most of the recent smartphones (like the Samsung Galaxy series) do not offer large micro SD card expansions.
The LG V10 also has a 3000mAh removable battery with Quick Charge 2.0, and according to LG, “it will only take around 40 minutes to achieve a 50 percent charge”.
The device also features a 32-bit Hi-Fi DAC electronic processor. The LG V10 is also the first smartphone to implement Qualcomm’s TruSignal antenna boost tech which promises better voice quality, wider call coverage and faster data transfer.
The device features LG’s own Custom Android Skin based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. The LG V10’s software is pretty much same as that of the LG G4 with added benefits like the secondary display which allows you to see notifications while the main display is turned off.
LG is not known for falling short in the camera department so you can expect a great camera experience with the V10. The device comes with a 16MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture and OIS version 2.0. It also has a 5 megapixels Dual secondary camera which has two different lenses that can be used to take selfies at 80 degrees or at a wider angle of 120 degrees.
The device also has a Multi-view Mode which can make use of both the rear camera and the two dual front cameras to capture up to four different angles at a time! This is a cool new feature especially for selfie lovers and camera addicts looking to take great pictures.
The LG V10 offers HD 720P, FHD1080P and UHD 4k (2560 x 1440) video resolutions and two aspect ratios (16:9 and 21:9).
In addition to this, the new V10 comes with a feature that LG is terming the “Manual Video Mode”. This phone is actually the first smartphone to have this feature, which allows you to adjust video focus, shutter speed, ISO and frame rate while recording a video.
There is also a Snap Video mode feature which allows you to merge multiple short videos of your choice into one large video. You can also adjust your microphone sensitivity while recording a video. This device certainly promises great video experience.
Pricing and Availability
The LG V10 is set to be released in South Korea sometime this month and in the United States, China, and the Middle East a little later. There is no mention of a release date in the UK yet, but hopefully more details will come up soon.
As for the price, the LG V10 is rumored to be sold at around $790, but this has not been confirmed by LG as yet.
The LG V10 is certainly one of the best devices to be unveiled this year. Its secondary display and dual front camera make it stand out from the crowd.
What do you think about this phone so far? Are you excited about the features the second screen has to offer? Share your thoughts with us by commenting below.