If the LG V30 doesn't have a secondary ticker screen, will you miss it?


Alright, folks, we are gearing up for another exciting period of the year — the August-September phone announcement bonanza, with IFA in Berlin, and Apple's iPhone keynote. Among the major players we are about to see, there is LG's upcoming super-powered phablet — the LG V30.

Now, if you've been following for a while, you probably know that the LG V10 and LG V20 both had this weird secondary “ticker” screen, which housed notifications, app shortcuts, media controls, an always-on clock, and some utility toggles. However, it seems it will be gone for the latest iteration of the phone series.

Leaks insist that LG is done with the ticker for now. Instead, the V30 will have an extra-tall 18:9 display and its software will feature a floating bar-type of a menu, which would simulate the ticker's features.

Last time we asked about the secondary display was just after HTC launched the U Ultra with its own ticker on top. Back then, nearly 65% of people said they believe it to be a useful feature and not a gimmick. Well, now that it seems to be going away from the V30, will you miss it?

Will you miss the LG V series' ticker screen?

Ah... shedding tears already
34.44%
The what?
15.86%
No and good riddance
49.7%

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V30
  • 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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19 Comments

1. Jacksie66 unregistered

I found it useful on both my v10 and v20. At least it was something different and unique..

4. sgodsell

Posts: 7368; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The thing is on the V10 and V20 the secondary display was OLED. So now that the entire display is OLED. You can have the same thing, or even better. You could have it at the bottom or top and just change it in the settings. The V30 is better. Plus it's Daydream VR compatible as well.

7. aladab

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 12, 2015

It was LCD too. Just like the main display.

10. shield

Posts: 837; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

V10, V20 2nd screen use IPS no Oled.

15. andrewc31394

Posts: 295; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

WRONG. neither screen on either phone used OLED

2. limona

Posts: 72; Member since: May 19, 2017

I will miss the IR blaster :(

5. sgodsell

Posts: 7368; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I always miss that option. It's really convenient to have a universal remote control built into your smartphone.

8. limona

Posts: 72; Member since: May 19, 2017

Yup. I love the quick remote app of LG. I can control all thinks at home even the old one. The app of Huawei and Xiaomi can't do that - they find only few TVs. I am very sad that they might remove this feature.

16. BuffaloSouce unregistered

If only they made TV remotes.... Oh wait

9. smajilya

Posts: 25; Member since: Aug 08, 2017

No. I think in V30 IR Blaster with Quick Remote will be available. LG did a blunder mistake in G6 by dropping this Q remote.

11. limona

Posts: 72; Member since: May 19, 2017

I hope so my friend. I didn't see it on the leaks but if it is on board I will buy this phone.

3. shield

Posts: 837; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

V30 with "Floating bar".

6. gnppw

Posts: 95; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

it's useless now as it comes with amoled. besides, the ticker display will only make the bezel look gigantic unless LG managed to place it next to the sensors ala the iphone 8

12. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

It was a horrible inplementation on the 2 previous phones so I'm not gonna miss it one bit

13. kevin97

Posts: 90; Member since: Mar 01, 2016

If it has Always-On Display and (hopefully) an RGB notification LED, I can't see the need.

14. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

It was a pretty handy shortcut window, but its uses can easily be replicated with always-on display and some software tweaks.

17. Alter

Posts: 230; Member since: Mar 25, 2016

Yes! The secondary screen is my favorite gimmick. Seems useful which the article mentions "notifications, app shortcuts, media controls, an always-on clock, and some utility toggles". But maybe the V30 solution will be good.

18. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

If it use AMOLED/P-OLED screen, it can turn any part of the screen to ticker screen if they want to :-/ But Always-on display still the best..

19. rsiders

Posts: 1954; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I used it everyday on both the V10 and V20. As long as LG replaces it with something good I'm fine with it.

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