LG V10 is now official with a secondary screen, dual front-facing cameras and a manual mode for videos

LG V10 is now official with a secondary screen, dual front-facing cameras and a manual mode for videos
LG has officially unveiled the first phone in its new V series, the LG V10. With a focus on the multimedia experience, LG has added a second screen above the main display. When the latter is off, this display will show the time, weather, date and the battery icon. When the main display is on, the second screen can be set to run shortcuts, or open your favorite apps. And the beauty of having the second screen is that you can receive notifications of phone calls or texts without interrupting that movie or video you're watching on the main display. The second screen can be "always on" without impacting your battery life.

The LG V10 also is equipped with dual 5MP front-facing cameras that allow you to snap a 120 degree wide angle selfie. LG uses a special algorithm to combine the images from the two lens, giving you the wide angle look without having to pan the camera from side to side. With this feature, LG V10 users will be able to throw away their selfie sticks. Thanks to Multi-View Recording, you can shoot a video from different vantage points at the same time, using the three cameras on the phone. You can decide later which shot you want to use in the final version of your video.

Speaking about videos, the LG V10 includes a manual mode for video, making it the first smartphone to do so. Now, you will be able to control the frame rate, shutter speed, white balance, ISO and focus. Videos can be shot in three resolutions, HD, FHD and UD. You can choose from the standard aspect ratio (16:9) or cinematic (21:9) for that movie theater feeling. The V10 also includes a Quick Video Editor to make some post-production edits, and a Wind-Noise filter for clearer audio.

The LG V10 features a 5.7-inch screen with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. That works out to a 513ppi pixel density. The secondary screen measures 2.1-inches and has a 160 x 1040 resolution, also resulting in a 513ppi pixel density. The Snapdragon 808 chipset is under the hood, carrying a hexa-core CPU and the Adreno 418 GPU. 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM is inside, along with 64GB of internal memory. Those needing additional storage can turn to the 2TB capacity microSD slot that is on board.

With an aperture of f/1.8, the 16MP rear-facing camera allows users to take great shots in low-light conditions. OIS 2.0 is included. A 3000mAh removable battery keeps the generator humming, and Android 5.1.1 is pre-installed. The LG V10 measures 8.6mm thick, and weighs in at 192 grams. The handset brings support for 4G LTE-A (Cat.6),Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC and USB 2.0.

The stainless steel frame of the phone will protect it from bumps and falls. A third party lab found the LG V10 to be "MIL-STD-810G Transit Drop Compliant," which means that you don't have to hold your breath every time it slips out of your hand. The Dura Skin covering protects your phone from scratches, while giving you a grippy material to hold on to.

The LG V10 will be available in Space Black, Luxe White, Modern Beige, Ocean Blue and Opal Blue, and will launch starting in Korea this month. It will also be offered in the United States, China and other markets in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, with launch dates to be announced in the not too distant future. Pricing has not yet been revealed.


source: LG

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65 Comments

1. vijay.alapati

Posts: 181; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

I feel the secondary screen should be at the bottom.....easy to reach for such a big display

4. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Samsung tried a phone with a ticker display once, ity was called the Samsung Galaxy Continuum. I had one and I liked the idea but I think it's biggest downfall was it was a Verizon exclusive. I really liked that phone....

16. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

The only problem with V10 is being too large and heavy G4 is more compact. Hopefully, this will have a longer battery life.

47. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

Same batery with bigger screen ?

57. fonelover123

Posts: 153; Member since: May 04, 2015

but the v10 is more appealing and more sexy phone with its elegant design. also if you are a man no reason to not like a bigger phone like v10

19. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

*Metal Gear Solid intensifies* DAT Music. DAT Dual display. DAT body. DAT Camera power. DAT- LG went all out on this one. LG got no chill.

53. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

*!* DAT COMMENT

56. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

iphones only screen has less ppi than lg secondary screen :D

2. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Very interesting device. I hope the ticker display works out better for LG than it did for Samsung... I wonder what carriers it will be supported on....

28. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Ocean blue is an awesome color. Phone is beautiful. I love it that they get rid of aluminum. I wish if Nexus 6p was made of stainess steel. Now my list of potential purchase is increasing. 808 with 4gb Ram, everyone was saying before that 808 doesnt support 4gb Ram. Dual cameras should be on back. Anyway, a great phone from LG

3. dimas

Posts: 3235; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Note 5 and 6s plus killer? They may have exynos and a9 chip but this LG V10 have better overall build and design compactness for me. What camera sensor does lg use time? Review this beast and I might buy this.

5. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

I think just about everyone uses Sony camera sensors anymore. I wonder what carriers will carry this...

29. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Its probably safe to say over 90% Smartphones uses a Sony sensor. If not, an Omnivision one.

37. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Only 0.1% uses a Samsung/Toshiba one

40. Ashoaib

Posts: 3243; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Omnivision has bigger pixel size in its cams... Why not omnivison? Nexus 6p is producing great pics due to its larger pixel size... Omnivision, if optimized properly, will give better results than sony

42. UglyFrank

Posts: 2188; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The nexus P used a sony 1/2.3 sensor,

44. Ashoaib

Posts: 3243; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

ofcourse, it did but it is 1.55 pixel size and bigger pixel proved good... so why not omnivision which has 3.55micron pixel size sensor...

54. almostdone

Posts: 416; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

The only thing I don't like with LG is their battery life. They should look into why their devices burns up more juice than competing devices with similar capacities. Improve efficiency and LG will be back on track to really compete.

6. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2343; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Hmmm looking good, thank you for keeping SDcard slot..

7. AdamLeonard

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 24, 2011

I want to know how big is it. I've resigned myself to the fact that I need to go to a larger phone to get topline specs but I'm trying to find the smallest phablet.

8. AdamLeonard

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 24, 2011

Found it: Size: 159.6 x 79.3 x 8.6mm

24. mixedfish

Posts: 1542; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Huge phone

46. Bedz81

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 30, 2012

Bigger than it's 5.9" screen G Pro 2 at 157.9 x 81.9 x 8.3 mm!

58. fonelover123

Posts: 153; Member since: May 04, 2015

the screen of v10 is 5.7" main plus the .021" so all in all its 5.91" the difference in height is just because v10 is more curved and that STAINLESS FRAME is a bit thicker

23. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Smallest and lightest phablet is S6 edge + or galaxy A8 exynos version.

30. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

leaked dimensions of Lumia 950xl suggest 151.9mm hieght which is steller and sound false. But if true then the phone will be smaller than edge plus and A8.

9. JetMK

Posts: 97; Member since: Jan 31, 2015

With this two display implementation, I wish they had fit a much bigger battery inside this beautifully crafted phone. Like someone else said, I feel like the ticker should have been placed in the bottom especially if they expect us to use it for multitasking functionality - just to make it easier to reach. An interesting phone nevertheless...

10. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

BB Priv or this..... Dam.....

11. rsiders

Posts: 1804; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I really like what LG is doing. They are still offering all the options any Samsung and Apple product lack this year like removable battery and expandable storage also that manual camera is a photo enthusiasts dream. I'm rooting for ya LG and may get one of these devices if things don't go right with Microsoft.

12. perry1234

Posts: 619; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

This looks to be a great phone , except the chipset everything else seems to be on the money. Manual mode in video also sounds great ( if implemented properly). And even for the chipset choice I am more inclined to blame Qualcomm than LG. Hoping this phone is a worldwide release.

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