The LG V10 is the beginning of a new series of phones that will most likely be replacing the company’s G Pro phablet line. The smartphone is LG’s answer to their competitors who always keep up with market standards and keep on raising the bar for mobile tech. For instance, Samsung’s experimentation with an extra screen real estate, like what they did on their Edge line, had made the South Korean tech giant more than a great contender. LG aims to gain the upper hand in this competition with their new handset.
While the company’s “G” line will still be their flagship phones, it would seem that their new “V” line is where they would dump all their experiments. In fact, this new LG smartphone has a few unique features with one of those being a second tiny screen right above the main display. The other feature are two front-facing cameras (which, of course, promises better selfies).
Get Two Screens in a Single Smartphone With the LG V10
The LG V10 is also the company’s first phone that will include metal around the sides. The handset sports a durable silicon-based back cover, and the display boasts two Gorilla Glass 4 panels.
The extra display found at the top of the main 5.7-inch one is reminiscent as to what Samsung did with their Edge phones. In other words, it a screen that just about never comes off (unless, of course, the user turns off the phone or the device runs out of battery power). The 2nd screen lets users get a quick access to recent contacts and apps. It will also display notifications immediately so the pop-ups won’t hinder activity on the main display. For a fun way to make use of the 2nd display, users can create their own signature and show it there, or make a custom text.
The two front cameras of the V10 are basically declaring war against the selfie stick. Both cameras have 5-megapixel imaging sensors, but there is a difference. One camera shoots at a standard 80-degrees whereas the other has a wider angle lens as it can capture 120-degree images. The downside to using the wide-angle front camera is there will be a slight distortion at the center of the image. However, it will allow for more people to fit into the shot.
The LG V10 packs the same 16-megapixel camera as the LG G4, but this time, the company added in some upgrades with regards to video recording.