LG has pulled back their rumored LG V10 today, showing a 5.7″ QuadHD device with some pretty impressive specs. The new LG V10 will come with Android Lollipop (I’m assuming it will be upgraded to Android Marshmallow at some point) and features dual front facing cameras and an always on feature on the display to allow users at a glance to see information like battery remaining, weather and of course the time. When the display is on, this becomes the app launcher in what LG is calling a second screen.
Working independently, the Second Screen can be set up as an “always on” dis- play to enhance the V10’s productiveness all without impacting battery life. Set the Se- cond Screen to display the weather, time, date and battery icon when the main display is off. With the main display on, the Second Screen can be set to convert to a dedicated launching area for shortcuts or your favorite apps. What’s more, when you’re enjoying a movie or game on the V10, the Second Screen will notify you discreetly without block- ing your view when a call or text comes in. Ignoring the notification won’t distract you from your enjoyment or you can pause whatever you’re doing to respond.
It is a somewhat unique answer to getting the maximum amount of information to users without cluttering things up on the display.
Specification wise, the LG V10 will be packed.
- Chipset: Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 808 Processor
- Display: Main) 5.7-inch QHD IPS Quantum Display (2560 x 1440 / 513ppi) Secondary) 2.1-inch IPS Quantum Display (160 x 1040 / 513ppi)
- Memory: 4GB LPDDR3 RAM / 64GB eMMC ROM / microSD (up to 2TB) Rear)
- Camera: 16MP with F1.8 Aperture / OIS 2.0 Front) 5MP Dual Lens (80o Standard Angle / 120o Wide Angle)
- Battery: 3,000mAh (removable)
- OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
- Size: 159.6 x 79.3 x 8.6mm
- Weight: 192g
- Network: LTE-A Cat. 6
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 4.1 / NFC / USB 2.0
- Colors: Space Black / Luxe White / Modern Beige / Ocean Blue / Opal Blue
Some key things that stick out in the specifications are the dual 5MP cameras on the front that give you a standard view as well as a wide angle view so you can capture everything and everyone in that group selfie. The f/1.8, 16MP rear camera with OIS is also something to take note of in these specs. Users who like having a removable battery will rejoice because the LG V10 has a 3000mAh removable battery and even though it will come with 64GB of onboard storage, you can add up to an eye watering 2TB MicroSD card to it for additional storage.
One interesting thing is that the new LG V10 will not come with a USB Type-C connector which given that is rapidly becoming the new charging standard was a bit of a disappointment.
The LV V10 will be coming to Korea first and then will be in the US later this year. Pricing is not available at this time.