LG Electronics today announced its newest smartphone. The first of its V Series phones, the LG V10 features a Second Screen, Dual Front Cameras and Manual Video Mode all wrapped in high-grade stainless steel and a durable silicone skin.
The Second Screen, an inset display above the main 5.7-inch QHD IPS Quantum Display on the V10, can be set up as an “always on” display to enhance the V10’s productiveness all without impacting battery life.
Dual Front Cameras and Multi-view Recording
The LG V10 features 5MP Dual Front Cameras with two separate lenses to capture standard 80 degree selfies or wide angle selfies of 120 degrees, without the need to pan the smartphone.
Video and Audio Capture Capabilities
The V10 is the first smartphone to offer manual mode for video. With Manual Video Mode, users can create professional-quality videos by adjusting options such as shutter speed, frame rate, ISO, white balance and focus while recording. Videos can be recorded in three resolutions — HD, FHD or UHD — and two aspect ratios — 16:9 standard or 21:9 cinematic.
Memory / Battery
The V10’s microSD card slot is compatible with cards of up to 2TB and a 3,000mAh removable battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 technology built-in, it only takes 40 minutes to get a 50 per cent charge.
Durability and Design
The resilient Dura Guard frame firmly secures the display to protect the phone from hard bumps and tumbles. The V10’s frame is composed of SAE grade 316L stainless steel, the same tough, hypoallergenic material used to make surgical tools and high-end watches.
Independent testing and certification firm MET Laboratories tested the LG V10 by dropping it from height of 48 inches repeatedly at different angles and found it to be “MIL-STD-810G Transit Drop Compliant” for shock.
The LG V10 will be available in Korea starting this month followed by markets such as the United States, China and key countries in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.
Information regarding additional markets and launch dates will be announced locally in the weeks to come.
LG V10 Key Specifications:
Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Processor
5.7-inch QHD IPS Quantum Display (2560 x 1440 / 513ppi)
2.1-inch IPS Quantum Display (160 x 1040 / 513ppi)
Memory: 4GB LPDDR3 RAM / 64GB eMMC ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)
Rear 16MP with F1.8 Aperture / OIS 2.0
Front 5MP Dual Lens (80o Standard Angle / 120o Wide Angle)
Battery: 3,000mAh (removable)
OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Size: 159.6 x 79.3 x 8.6mm
Network: LTE-A Cat. 6
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 4.1 / NFC / USB 2.0
Colours: Space Black / Luxe White / Modern Beige / Ocean Blue / Opal Blue