Fresh from the launch of the flagship G4 and annoucement of the smaller G4 Beat earlier this year, LG has taken a suprising step at unveiled the V10; a smartphone which sports a second screen alongside dual front-facing cameras.
Officially dubbed, unsurprisingly, as the Second Screen, the V10’s secondary display takes the form the form of an inset display above the main 5.7″ QHD screen. LG has designed the Second Screen to remain active, even when the main display is powered off; the small display can be set to display the weather, time or date, and – according to LG – won’t impact battery life.
The V10’s dual front-facing cameras serve to better accommodate selfies; LG posits that through the use of two front-facing cameras which can intelligently combine two images into a single picture, the V10 will offer an easier alternative to taking group pictures than a selfie stick.
Additionally, the V10 comes with the ability to take videos in full manual mode, offering users the ability to adjust shutter speed, frame rate, ISO, white balance and focus in three different resolutions; HD, FHD, or UHD.
In terms of general specifications, the V10 boasts a Snapdragon 808 processor – the same found in the flagship G4 – alongside 4GBs of RAM. The V10 sports a 3,000mAh battery, and beyond the dual front-facing cameras, carries a 16MP primary camera. Further, the V10 offers a fingerprint scanner in addition to LG’s KnockCode security setting.
The V10 is positioned as a multimedia smarthpone designed to accomodate sharing ecosystems. Presently, there’s no word on international pricing, or local availability.
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