Evan Blass: the LG V30 won't come with a secondary ticker display

Evan Blass: the LG V30 won't come with a secondary ticker display
According to serial smartphone leakster Evan Blass, the LG V30 won't come with the series' marquee secondary ticker display. Although the tipster did not share any other information, he did indicate that the ticker display will be replaced with something else.

Although optimism will definitely lead LG fans to believe that something better than a secondary display is on its way to the LG V series, Blass was unwilling to spill the beans just yet.

The LG V10, the first smartphone in what LG calls its flagship series for content creators, introduced an intriguing feature, a secondary ticker display. With the latest LG V20, the manufacturer has further improved on the delivery, and although secondary displays are still not a smartphone feature that's expected to go mainstream anytime soon, the concept has earned a notable fan base.

Blass is allegedly basing this information on leaked renders of the LG V30. If Blass wouldn't have built a reputation out of leaking smartphones early, we would've found it hard to believe that renders of a phone that's likely some 9 months away have already leaked.

If you're a fan of the LG V series mainly due to the secondary display, there's no need to worry just yet. With so much to go until the LG V30 is expected to enter mass production, even if Blass is right and the secondary display is gone in the current designs, LG might change its mind over the next few months.


What do you guys think? Could LG surprise us by introducing an even wilder feature than a ticker display on next year's LG V30?

source: Evan Blass

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  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(16.5h talk time)

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22 Comments

1. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Any new ideas are always welcomed. It is just fanboys who are not fond of new ideas unless it's on their favourite OEM.

2. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Not totally true. I don't think they should do away with it. That's what sets them apart from others and I am sure some people do like it. Hay LG make a note phone similar to the Samsungs note phones.

9. sgodsell

Posts: 7042; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

It has nothing to do whether it's a good idea or not. It has to do with LG going to pump out more OLED displays. If the V30 display is OLED, then you don't need a secondary display. Plus you get all the power saving benefits from using an OLED display, since only the pixels that are on are the only ones that consume any energy. Not to mention you can you can still have the same functionality as that top secondary display and more. For instance if you don't like it on the top, then you can now have the option to make it any part of the OLED display.

18. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

That's business as usual for LG. Not an encouraging message for existing V20 owners and a warning sign for potential customer to stir clear of getting the V20.

8. Xperia14

Posts: 1206; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

It should be a good idea as well. What's the use of a secondary display? I'd rater have one larger display..

3. LanjaKodaka

Posts: 219; Member since: Sep 27, 2016

That was a crap feature anyway. How can people reach their fingers to top of such a huge phone. Only a few people can.

10. jessy90

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

I have small hand and i love the feature. I guess no one uses a phablet one handed anyways. Lol

13. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

No one gets a phablet and then try to use it with one hand unless you are a moron.

15. ECPirate37

Posts: 303; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

I'm on of the few that can. And I love it.

4. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 908; Member since: May 07, 2014

I think the ticker is coming down to the bottom.

7. AlikMalix unregistered

That would be proper. It's a very nice idea, but it needs to be on bottom.

22. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 908; Member since: May 07, 2014

I think all the tabs and buttons should be on the bottom. It is a pain to reach the top on such a huge phone. I love Yandex and UC browsers just for that bottom navigation.

5. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1806; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

That second screen isn't in the ideal position anyway. Reaching to the top of a phablet to interact with it just isn't comfortable. If the screen was at the bottom then that would make it a lot more easier to use the second screen. Hopefully LG has something a little more intuitive planned for the V30...

6. BobLawblaw unregistered

I find the 2nd screen on my v10 very handy. Great for notifications, quick selection of apps or turning on the flash light.

11. JackyAll

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 19, 2016

Woooo, amazing :D

12. Amir123a

Posts: 125; Member since: Aug 27, 2016

Its about time! LG read my criticism! The second display just does not fit there. A display needs to be one big display. If you change something about the display is to make the screen oled panel and with bigger screen to body ratio and possibly make edge sides/top/bottom. No brainer.

14. jessy90

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Smells like oled to me.

16. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

So lemme guess. G6 won't have a near bezeless display and the V30 would?

17. aljololzz

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 07, 2016

great

19. mthaX

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 22, 2016

like what i say.. "LG will do everything to pentrate the market with their gimmicks with no avail"

20. rkoforever90

Posts: 417; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

im waiting for a proper note competitor from LG

21. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Now finally they realized that it is useless.

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