Reports regarding this device have bee floating around since earlier this month and the fact that LG’s Class smartphone wasn’t the phablet it was made out to be, we’re left with the V10; a peculiar (alleged) 5.7-inch device that promises a QHD display, along with an additional “ticker” screen on the top right for easier access to often used applications – camera, contacts, gallery, messaging and whatever else LG will let us tweak to.
The older report was thanks to an image posted by Evan Blass aka @evleaks and rightly put, the newer image is as well. Considering the brand has been hit hard even in Korea, it’s assumed that adding devices to their existing inventory could boost sales; especially since they have yet to refresh the LG G Pro 2 that was released early last year.
Touted as the aforementioned phablet’s successor, the LG V10 is seen to be the maker’s answer to their domestic rivals, Samsung – a move that saw the LG G Pro 2 rival the then Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Much alike their rivals with their styluses, LG seeks to add their own twist to the mobile device world (while still copying some cues from who else, Samsung) by adding this “ticker display”.
A similar rendition of Samsung’s Galaxy Note Edge, that allows users to have a continuous info-stream on the smaller display, while the device’s main display is off. But for a better viewing experience, the LG V10’s ticker display is horizontal, so no need to turn your head or the device in horizontal orientation to view notifications – assuming that it offers the same features as the Note Edge.
When looks are considered, it pretty much takes a lot after the LG G4, more so due to the lower front being empty, as the button placements are all on the back. A backing which seems to have a textured finish, based on photos.
That aside, it’ll sport a 5.7-inch main display that pushes QHD (2560 x 1440) resolution, while the secondary smaller notification-like display has no mention of its pixels. In terms of it’s processor, the V10 is rumoured to carry the tried and true 6 cored Snapdragon 808 processor; aimed to play it safe and forgo issues with the Qualcomm 810’s overheating. It will have 3GB of RAM and a standard 64GB of internal memory; no mention of a microSD slot, unfortunately.
Camera optics however stand at a supposed 16-megapixels for the rear camera, together with laser auto-focus and dual-LED flash but the front is where it takes an expected turn. From the image provided, it looks like LG’s V10 will have some form of dual-front facing cameras – then again these are leaks so lets not dwell much further. It could simply just be an LED flash but there is information stating that the front camera will be a 5-megapixel sensor.
Rounding off, the home button might have been redesigned to house a finger-print sensor but we’re just speculating off TENAA’s earlier report. For now that’s pretty much all there is about this new LG device but with October the 1st not long away, the New York announcement should answer all our questions about this phablet.
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