LG Electronics has launched the first of its new
V Series of smartphones, and it has some very impressive specs in
an extremely good looking body.
Wrapped in a design that utilizes high-grade
stainless steel and a durable silicone skin, the LG V10 features a
second screen, dual front cameras and a manual video mode.
The second screen has been inset
above the main 5.7-inch QHD IPS Quantum Display.
Working independently, the second screen can be set up as an
“always on” display to enhance the V10’s productiveness
without, LG says, impacting battery life.
The second screen could be used to display
the weather, time, date and battery icon even when the main display is
With the main display on, the second
screen can be set to
convert to a dedicated launching area for shortcuts or
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 which
increases the likelihood of camera shake.
For the wide angle shot, the V10 employs a
sophisticated software algorithm to combine images from the two
separate lenses which are just far enough apart to provide two
different points of view.
The manual mode for video allows budding directors
better 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.
The LG V10 also offers these additional
Steady Record: utilizes electronic
image stabilization (EIS) optimized for recording video to
neutralize shake, helping to capture sharper video footage when in
Snap Video: create one video by combining many
15 Sec. Auto Edit: create a short video
highlight clip by automatically eliminating blurred frames and
Quick Video Editor: easily trim or change
the frame rate and add after-effects, such as colors and
Quick Share: when finished recording, a
pop-up appears on the display showing options of popular social
networks to make video sharing easier and faster.
Audio Monitor: adjust the sensitivity of the three microphones
during video recording and directly monitor and control audio
input, including directional recording capability to highlight
sound from one particular location.
Wind Noise Filter:
eliminate external wind noise for high-quality sound when shooting
The LG V10 offers users the flexibility that microSD card slots
The phone is compatible with cards of up to 2TB, and has a
3,000mAh removable battery, which with
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 technology built-in, only takes 40
minutes to get a 50% charge.
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. Because the edges and
corners are the most vulnerable areas of a phone, the extra
protection provided by the Dura Guard frame ensures maximum
On the back and bottom of the display,
resilient but soft Dura Skin offers added protection from direct
impacts to the device. Dura Skin is soft to the touch but also is
highly resistant to nicks and scratches. What’s more, the back
grid pattern was designed specifically to offer a more secure
Independent testing and
certification firm MET Laboratories tested the LG V10 by dropping
it from a height of 48 inches repeatedly at different angles and
found it to be “MIL-STD-810G Transit Drop Compliant” for shock.
The LG V10 features a new fingerprint sensor to
unlock the smartphone and turn on the display simultaneously. The
sensor also works with Android Pay in the United States.
“The LG V10 was designed from the ground up primarily
as a multimedia smartphone for the sharing ecosystem,” said Juno
Cho, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications
Company. “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 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.
Key Specifications of
the LG V10
Snapdragon 808 Processor
Display: Main: 5.7-inch QHD IPS
Quantum Display (2560 x 1440 / 513ppi). Secondary: 2.1-inch IPS
Quantum Display (160 x 1040 / 513ppi)
Memory: 4GB LPDDR3
RAM / 64GB eMMC ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)
16MP with F1.8 Aperture / OIS 2.0. Front: 5MP Dual Lens (80-degree
Standard Angle / 120-degree Wide Angle)
OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
159.6 x 79.3 x 8.6mm
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac /
Bluetooth 4.1 / NFC / USB 2.0
Colors: Space Black / Luxe
White / Modern Beige / Ocean Blue / Opal Blue.
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