LG V10 Edition: What You Need to Know

LG this morning announced Another new smartphone that could steal some of the limelight from Google’s new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. It’s called LG V10 and it has two screens, three cameras, a fingerprint scanner and more to talk about. It also goes to the three major US carriers, and here are a few things users should know about it.

Earlier this year LG announced an impressive new smartphone in the G4. It was a powerful device with a big curved 5.5-inch screen and tons of features. However, something better has just arrived. The LG V10 is a unique smartphone, to say the least, and it will hit shelves in the US soon.

LG’s latest phone has been leaked several times, but no one knew exactly what to expect with the two screens on the front and some other changes. We now know it’s a bigger, better, more versatile LG G4 with a few notable new features.

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Yes, the LG V10 has two screens. Similar to an old Samsung device from years ago and much different from other dual-screen phones, the LG V10 has two screens to deliver content to users in a completely different way. We’ve seen this fail on Samsung’s older device, and even the Galaxy S6 Edge doesn’t have to be that many people using the side, but LG hopes its new design will change that.

The LG V10 is coming to several major carriers in the United States and packs so many features within its relatively small frame that users will want to know everything before deciding if it’s right for them. Lets start.

Two Screens

The new LG V10 has a large 5.7-inch Quad-HD display on the front, slightly larger than the LG G4, but above that and below the earpiece and speaker is a secondary screen that could potentially offer a lot. The second screen is 2.1 inches and has a resolution of 1040 x 160. It’s a unique device and has a few features that will make buyers prefer the G4 over the LG V10.

It’s a massive 5.7-inch Quad-HD panel whose home screen is still larger than the LG G4 and will fight devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Moto X Pure Edition or the new Nexus 6P. It is the second screen that users are interested in.

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Above the main screen is a 2.1 inch screen that will be in a low power state and can show a bunch of information to users when the regular phone is off. Things like weather, battery status, incoming calls or notifications, and even email alerts. Then, when the phone is on, it will work as a secondary space for notifications while users are busy inside the apps so you can enjoy the normal screen. It will also work like the Galaxy S6 Edge and will always have an app shortcut with a few customizable apps that may be just a tap away. LG says this second screen can be turned off or set to always on, and can be changed according to the user’s needs.

The Samsung Continuum tried and failed, but that was years ago and Android wasn’t that powerful, customizable, and poorly implemented. We’ll see how the new LG V10 handles things when it launches.

LG V10 Features

As you can see, the LG V10 has a lot of “things” inside. It’s basically a larger LG G4 with more RAM, an extra camera, a secondary screen, and a new design language.

LG has actually added a new “dura-guard” metal frame around the entire device for durability and is covered on the outside with a new, somewhat soft but tough silicone shell. Again, they claim to be very durable. If anyone wants it, a do-it-all LG G4 with a few added bonuses.

cameras

As mentioned above, this phone has three cameras. It has the same 16-megapixel f/1.8 OIS laser autofocus camera as the LG G4 on the back, and two new 5-megapixel cameras on the front. LG states that this will help users take better selfies up to 120 degrees wide, and they even made some changes to the software.

The LG G4 takes great photos and is pretty good in terms of video too. But the V10 has the world’s first manual settings and controls not only for photos but also for video; this could be something that many enthusiasts will enjoy.

There’s image stabilization for video, a new video editing tool, software wind reduction improvements, and of course, 4k video support. Essentially this phone should take great photos and great videos. Movies that can be edited directly on the phone.

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US Carriers

We can continue to talk about the new LG V10 as there are many things about this phone. Instead, watch the video above and see the new design thrown out the window to better understand how great the camera and sound will be, and how the second screen will make our lives easier. LG states that this is its most durable phone ever, and it looks like it.

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What about usability? The phone will debut in the Korean domestic markets first, but will soon arrive in the United States. We have already heard that it will be offered by Verizon, AT&Tand T mobilebut others can join at a later date.

The new LG V10 comes in Space Black, Luxury White, Modern Beige, Ocean Blue and Opal Blue color options, though pricing and availability are yet to be announced so far. Considering everything inside, we expect it to be priced similarly to the Note 5, which is a few hundred more than the current LG G4. Thoughts?