LG has revealed a new smartphone called the V10, the first device in the company’s new ‘V’ line that offers premium devices with impressive specifications. This announcement comes shortly after Google launched its new Nexus devices.
“The V10 was designed from the ground up primarily as a multimedia smartphone for the sharing ecosystem,” said the CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications, Juno Cho. He went ahead to say, “We heard from many customers that until the G4, they weren’t comfortable going on vacation or outings without a separate camera. With the V10, we hope to do for video what the G4 did for photographs.”
The V10 phone shares a few similarities with the G4, LG’s flagship device; they both have the same Snapdragon 808 processor powering them, the same 16-megapixel camera smacked behind them, and a 3000mAh removable battery lying underneath them. A noticeable difference is the screen; while the LG G4 comes with a curved display, the V10 comes with a flat one. But despite this, the LG V10 comes in a stainless steel and silicone shell, unlike the LG G4’s plastic and leather casing. There is also an extra 1GB of RAM, giving the LG G4 a whooping 4GB of RAM. The device also comes preloaded with Android Lollipop out-of-the-box.
One interesting feature of the LG V10 is its second screen. The device has a separate, independent screen that rests above the device’s main 5.7-inch QHD display. The secondary display can be set to show time, date, weather, and the device’s icon when the main display is turned off. And when the main display is active, the secondary display can be used as a launching pad for favorite apps and shortcuts. The display is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Exciting, isn’t it?
One other interesting feature of the LG V10 is that it has two 5-megapixel cameras smacked in front. While one camera acts as a standard-angle lens, the other offers a wide-angle alternative for group selfies.
The LG V10 comes in five different colors; Luxe White, Modern Beige, Opal Blue, Space Black, and Ocean Blue. While price is still unknown, the South Korean smartphone manufacturer has announced that the LG V10 will be available for purchase in Korea this month and will launch in United States, the Middle East, Latin America and some countries in Asia later. Other launch details as well as pricing will be announced in the coming weeks.
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