LG Officially Unveils New Flagship Smartphone, the LG V10; Full Specs & Features

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Only a couple days after Google unveiled the latest LG-made Nexus 5X, LG is following that up with a new device for their own brand. It's a new "phablet-sized" smartphone called the LG V10, and it seems to be focused on superior camera capabilities. That's not all that makes this new LG device stand out though. It also has a dual-display. One is for regular use, while the other is for quick looks to preserve battery life.

Here's the full breakdown of hardware specs, followed by all of the fancy new camera features and more:
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 808 Processor
  • Main Display 5.7-inch QHD IPS Quantum Display (2560 x 1440 / 513ppi)
  • Secondary Display 2.1-inch IPS Quantum Display (160 x 1040 / 513ppi)
  • 4GB LPDDR3 RAM
  • 64GB eMMC ROM
  • A microSD (up to 2TB)
  • 16MP with F1.8 Aperture / OIS 2.0
  • 5MP Dual Lens (80 degree Standard Angle / 120 degree Wide Angle)
  • 3,000mAh (removable)
  • Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • Size: 6 x 79.3 x 8.6mm & Weight: 192g
  • Network: LTE-A Cat. 6
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 4.1 / NFC / USB 2.0
  • Color combinations: Space Black / Luxe White / Modern Beige / Ocean Blue / Opal Blue
It certainly looks like this device hits the Trifecta of features hardcore users love: removable battery, microSD slot, a great camera and tons of other high end features. The CPU may not be cutting edge, but I'll bet it's efficient and powerful for what it needs to do.

Speaking of cameras, here's a breakdown of some of the highlighted camera features for the V10:
  • Steady Record: utilizes electronic image stabilization (EIS) optimized for recording video to neutralize shake, helping to capture sharper video footage when in motion
  • Snap Video: create one video by combining many shorter videos
  • 15 Sec. Auto Edit: create a short video highlight clip by automatically eliminating blurred frames and static scenes
  • Quick Video Editor: easily trim or change the frame rate and add after-effects, such as colors and background music
  • Quick Share: when finished recording, a pop-up appears on the display showing options of popular social networks to make video sharing even 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 video outdoors
We don't have much info on pricing or availability yet, but we expect it to start shipping out to North American and International markets before the end of the year. Be sure to check out the video teaser for it in the thread below.
 
I wonder if it's actually a separate display or just software doing like a multi-window thing.
 
Don't forget DUAL selfie cams! Sorry...A selfie cam and a...(are we really going to accept them calling it this...?) a groufie cam.

2 cameras on the front with varying angles.
 
I wonder if it's actually a separate display or just software doing like a multi-window thing.

I read somewhere and cannot find it now but it is a separate display - much like what the Galaxy Note Edge has.
 
Yeah. Android Authority has a video up. The secondary display looks very promising. Makes more sense to me than the Note Edge's side screen.

I was planning to go Nexus next, but I may have to keep an eye on reviews & such for this device. Not bad at all & I've never had an LG Android phone yet. I like the look of it too.

This year's upgrade just got a bit harder.
 
After the G2, I'm steering clear of LG for a while. That thing ran worse with each update and they were slow to get it there. I wasn't real impressed with the G4 and think the UI is worse than TW anymore.

All my opinion of course, others may disagree completely.

Sent from my XT1060 using Tapatalk
 
That's my main concern. I've heard/read the horror stories. I could care less about the 2 selfie cams, though I get that it's probably nice for a tighter shot by yourself with not much in the background, rather than my Note 4 having a wide shot no matter if there's a large group or something amazing to catch in the background.

I like the idea of the second display, but I was curious about the overlaying software. I think, in the end, I should go Nexus. If nothing else, because I had claimed I was going to next the whole time I had the S4 and then got distracted by this Note. It's still a nice device, but there are things about it that bother me. While I use several of the added Touchwiz features, there are those that I find annoying as well. I like the toggles in the notification shade, but I prefer the stock thing of keeping them out of the way until you swipe again. When in landscape mode, the TW crap takes up so much space in the shade and STAYS THERE when you try to scroll that you can't effectively read a notification a lot of the time, having to exit what you're doing to figure out what it's about. This is a big issue when I'm watching Netflix, which forces landscape mode.
 
After the G2, I'm steering clear of LG for a while. That thing ran worse with each update and they were slow to get it there. I wasn't real impressed with the G4 and think the UI is worse than TW anymore.

All my opinion of course, others may disagree completely.

Sent from my XT1060 using Tapatalk

Honestly, if you root and ROM the G2, the thing is BLAZING fast. I picked up my brother's (was previously mine, so it is running a custom ROM) to use the other day for something and it was BUTTERY smooth. Even seemed to be smoother than my S6, to be honest. Though, it shouldn't take custom ROMs to make the performance of a phone bearable.

That being said, this phone looks pretty promising, but I think I am going to go the Nexus route for my next phone still. Anyone know if this has a fingerprint scanner? I don't believe I saw it mentioned anywhere.
 
Anyone know if this has a fingerprint scanner? I don't believe I saw it mentioned anywhere.
Yes. It's in the power button there on the back. Not sure how I feel about power and volume both being on the back of the device either. At least the Nexus 6P has them in a more usual location.
 
Yes. It's in the power button there on the back. Not sure how I feel about power and volume both being on the back of the device either. At least the Nexus 6P has them in a more usual location.

JK, I had the same concerns with the G3 but the location is convenient while holding a large(r) device. I acclimated to the location quickly and now, it seems more native than side controls.

My stock TMo G3 runs fine for my uses, though it is only on 5.0.1. Updates are slow. Having rooted and throwing roms into my GNex, it feels weird to run stock. I don't have the time to be in that game right now.
 
I hear ya on not having the time to be in the rom game right now. That's another reason for me to lean toward Nexus. At least I've got a better chance of being up-to-date there.
 
Honestly, if you root and ROM the G2, the thing is BLAZING fast. I picked up my brother's (was previously mine, so it is running a custom ROM) to use the other day for something and it was BUTTERY smooth. Even seemed to be smoother than my S6, to be honest. Though, it shouldn't take custom ROMs to make the performance of a phone bearable.

That being said, this phone looks pretty promising, but I think I am going to go the Nexus route for my next phone still. Anyone know if this has a fingerprint scanner? I don't believe I saw it mentioned anywhere.
I tried every ROM I could on the G2 and while the AOSP/CM ROMs were pretty smooth, there was always an issue that made it not much of a daily driver. The only reliable ROMs I found were stock based and just weren't the smoothest.

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