Oct 02, 2015 09:51 AM EDT
Aside from the much-awaited, much-celebrated Google Nexus 5X, LG has another premium phone up its sleeve: The LG V10.
The LG V10 is a sleek beauty with angled, boxy features, common with LG phones. There are some curves, but LG, again, refused to go with the current design sensibilities for most Androids, which is more on the curved side.
The material on the LG V10’s chassis is, as expected for a flagship device from LG, very premium. Instead of the usual plastic casing that most Androids sport, the LG V10 is made of stainless steel and silicone.
Processor/Chipset: Hexa-core Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 made up of a dual-core 1.82 GHz A57 Cortex chip and a quad-core 1.44 GHz A53 Cortex chip
RAM: 4 GB of LPDDR3 RAM
GPU: Adreno 418
OS: Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Internal Storage: 64 GB
Connectivity: GSM, HSPA, LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC
Expandable Storage: MicroSD up to 128 GB
Display: Dual displays; Main: 5.7-inch IPS Quantum LCD touch screen with a maximum resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels and a ~515 ppi pixel density, protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4; Secondary: 2.1-inch IPS Quantum display with a maximum resolution of 160 x 1040 pixels
Cameras: Primary: 16 MP with a maximum output of 5312 x 2988 pixels, laser autofocus, optical image stabilization, LED flash, simultaneous video and image recording; Secondary: 5 MP dual-lens camera
Battery: 3000 mAh removable Li-Ion battery
Goodies: Dual Displays, Fast battery charging: 50% in 40 min via Quick Charge 2.0
Color Options: Space Black, Luxe White, Modern Beige, Ocean Blue, Opal Blue
The LG V10 essentially has three cameras, and the main shooter can capture both video and photos at the same time. For those who are addicted to photography and mobile videography, this device may be the perfect thing to use for that pursuit. Its secondary display serves a function similar to the Edge area on the S6 Edge, and the design may prove to be more useful than the S6 Edge's peripheral display.
Given the specs and the features on the LG V10, it is clear that the V10 is a more premium device than the Google Nexus 5X. Whether the phone would be reachable to the market remains to be seen, as no pricing information has been released yet.
Rumor has it that the phone will hit South Korean stores, soon. LG will be releasing the V10 in the United States market soon after it is released in South Korea.
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