LG has just announced a one-of-its-kind device called the LG V10 that features two displays and 3 cameras. The device purports to be LG’s take on the premium category. The LG V10 will go head to head with the likes of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and the Note Edge.
The Dual Display
The LG V10 will feature two displays, a primary 5.7-inch display that will output at QHD resolution while the secondary display is a 2.1-inch screen rocking a resolution of 1040 x 160 pixels. The secondary display will feature app shortcuts and important information like notifications, it is also stated to be always on.
The LG V10 is powered by a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. The combination should be more than enough to cruise it through the day to day tasks and gaming effortlessly. The LG V10 has 64GB of in-built memory which can be expanded further by a MicroSD card. The device is also fit with Hi-Fi DAC to please the audiophiles.
LG has also fitted the V10 with two 5MP front facing cameras. One will feature a standard lens while the other will be equipped with a wide angle lens for group selfies.
The rear camera is a 16MP unit borrowed from the LG G4 which has an aperture of F/1.8 and comes with laser-assisted autofocus. LG has also revamped its imaging software to provide manual controls to pleasure advanced users. Now the users can even set the volume levels prior to recording a video.
Colors and Construction
LG V10 will be available in the following colors: Space black, Opal blue, Luxe white, Ocean blue and Modern beige. The frame of the handset is constructed of 316L grade stainless steel and the removable back cover is made of a Silicon material which LG likes to call as the
It also features a dual layer Gorilla Glass 4 for enhanced display protection. The device will be available in US, China, Asia and other markets as well, but the specific details about the launch date and pricing haven’t been made available yet.
In all honesty, the LG V10 just looks like the Korean manufacturer’s desperate attempt to make a name in the premium category. The dual display setup is just LG’s version of the Edge screen by Samsung. There is absolutely no need for a secondary screen on the front, a simple AMOLED display would have done the trick of keeping a segment of the screen always on.
One must ask himself/ herself if the dual front cameras make any sense? Do we really need a wide angle and a normal angle lens, when cropping the image or changing the aspect ratio would be sufficient?
Don’t get us wrong, we love innovation. But it’s just that the features like dual screen and dual cameras look like gimmicks rather than the novel features.