Looking for a flagship phablet that’s not a Galaxy Note5? The LG V10 is now available in Malaysia thanks to grey importer DirectD. Announced earlier this month, the LG V10 is like the G4 on steroids with a couple of extras thrown in.
For starters, it features a large 5.7″ Quad HD IPS Quantum Display which is accompanied by a secondary display that sits at the top right. The 2nd screen is an always on 2.1″ screen with a 160×1040 pixels resolution. Like the Galaxy Note Edge, the secondary display gives you a view of notification, status updates and even shortcuts to your favourite apps.
Design wise, the V10 body is reinforced by a SAE grade 316L stainless steel DuraGuard frame while the back and bottom has a softer material that could withstand scratches. In typical LG fashion, it has the power and volume rocker mounted at the back, underneath its main camera.
Under the hood, it gets a Hexa-Core Snapdragon 808 processor similar to the LG G4 but mated to 4GB of LPDDR-3 RAM along with a whopping 64GB of storage. If that’s not enough, the LG V10 still comes with a microSD slot supporting up to 2TB and the 3,000mAh capacity battery is also removable.
The LG V10 also retains the same 16MP f/1.8 camera with OIS and LaserAF from the LG G4. While the front has two 5MP cameras with 80 degree and 120 degree wide angle lens respectively. This allows you to capture both selfie or groufie pictures in an instant. In addition to that, the V10 also gets 3 directional mics and you can manipulate the sound source for your video recording in Manual Video mode. For those craving for better sound, it even has a 32-bit Hi-Fi DAC built in. You can read more in our previous LG V10 announcement post.
As an imported Korean unit, DirectD is offering the LG V10 at RM3,799. That’s RM1,100 more than the Galaxy Note5. However it is still cheaper than the iPhone 6s Plus that’s priced at RM3,699 for 16GB and RM4,199 for the 64GB version. If you’re interested, head over to DirectD’s LG V10 page.