LG unleashed the rumored V10 with unique features to stand out in the crowded smartphone market.
The new LG V10 Android smartphone tries to vow consumers with a Second Screen, Dual Front Cameras and Manual Video Mode.
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The stainless steel and a durable silicone skin make the LG V10 robust, but keep a clean modern look.
The LG V10 Second Screen as an inset display above the main 5.7-inch QHD IPS Quantum Display on the V10. Working independently, the Second Screen can be set up as an “always on” display to enhance the V10’s productiveness all without impacting battery life. Set the Second Screen to display the weather, time, date and battery icon when the main display is off. With the main display on, the Second Screen can be set to convert to a dedicated launching area for shortcuts or your favorite apps.
The LG V10 features 5MP Dual Front Cameras with two separate lenses to capture standard 80 degree selfies or perfect 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 ability to take group selfies without a selfie-stick has never been easier. Multi-view Recording can capture different angles utilizing all three cameras on the V10.
First introduced for still photographs on the G4, the manual editing technology has been enhanced to handle video recordings as well. With Manual Video Mode, aspiring directors 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.
Other features of the LG V10 include Snapdragon 808 CPU, 5.7-inch screen with 2,560x1,440px, 2.1-inch secondary display (160x1040px), 4GB RAM, 16MP camera, 5MP Dual Lens front camera, 3,000mAh battery, SD Card slot (up to 2TB) and LTE-A Cat. 6 support.
“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. Information regarding additional markets and launch dates will be announced locally in the weeks to come.
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