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LG V10 not selling like hotcakes in South Korea

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LG V10 not selling like hotcakes in South Korea
The LG V10, LG's new high-end handset with a second screen and dual front-facing cameras, is not off to a good start in South Korea where the phone launched on October 8th. From that date through the 14th of the month, the multimedia-centric handset did not crack the list showing the top ten selling smartphones in the country. The list was led by the Samsung Galaxy Note5, with the LG V10 mired in 15th place. Samsung's high-end phablet has been in first place each week since its release in Korea eight weeks ago.

Things look bleak for the V10 considering that the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus have just launched in the country. In addition, much of the top ten consists of Samsung devices like the Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy A5, and the Samsung Galaxy Grand Max.  The list was just released last week by ATLAS Research & Consulting.

The LG V10 features a MIL-STD-810G certification for Transit Drops, which means that it was tested to see if it could survive the process by which the military tests the delivery of certain equipment without a parachute. In other words, the phone is designed to withstand falls and drops, and the Dura Skin covering protects it from scratches.

Priced very competitively in South Korea, the LG V10 costs the equivalent of $615 USD. It features a Gorilla Glass 4 protected 5.7-inch screen, with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. The 2.1-inch secondary screen will show you notifications and the date, time and weather. The Snapdragon 808 chipset is under the hood, and features a hexa-core GPU and the Adreno 418 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside, along with 64GB of native storage. Those seeking additional memory can access the 2TB capacity microSD slot.

The 16MP rear-facing camera has an aperture of f/1.8, and includes OIS. The dual front-facing 5MP snappers allow you to shoot a wide angle selfie that will let you throw out your selfie stick. A 3000mAh battery keeps the turbines turning, and Android 5.1 is pre-installed with an update to Android 6.0 coming early next year.

In the U.S., the phone will be offered by T-Moble, AT&T and Verizon.

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source: BusinessKorea

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