LG has officially confirmed its V10 dual-screen smartphone, which you might know as the LG G4 Pro. We reveal the LG V10 features, specifications and pictures, plus LG V10 UK release date and price rumours. Also see: Best phones 2015.
LG V10 UK release date & price: When is the LG V10 coming out? How much will the LG V10 cost?
According to LG: "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."
The LG V10 officially went on sale in the US today (30 October) at $599.99, and will begin shipping this week. UK users will need to wait a couple more months for the V10 to be available over here, however.
This is a premium phone (in fact it's the phone that was tipped to be the LG G4 Pro), so don't expect it to come in any cheaper than the £500 LG G4. It will likely be a little more expensive.
See also: LG G5 release date, price and specs rumours.
LG V10 video
LG V10 features & specifications: What to expect from the LG V10
It looks a lot like the LG G4 with its Quad-HD IPS Quantum Display, familiar shape and Rear Key, but the LG V10 (aka LG G4 Pro) adds into the mix a second screen, dual front cameras and a new fingerprint scanner. There's also a more durable design, with a Dura Guard metal frame and Dura Skin protective coating on the back and bottom of the display. Turn over the V10 and instead of that nasty leather you'll see a textured grid pattern that improves grip in the hand.
The LG V10 is a premium phone with lots of exciting features, one of the most interesting of which is its second screen. As well as the primary 5.7in Quad HD panel, a second 2.1in IPS panel sits just above the main screen with a matching 513ppi pixel density. This panel can be always-on, even when the primary display is on standby - and it won't affect battery life, according to the company. This second screen is used to display such things as the weather, time, date and battery icon, or it can be used for shortcuts to your favourite apps. If you're watching a movie or playing games notifications will appear on the second screen so as not to disturb you on the primary panel.
Rather than a single 5Mp selfie camera at the front, the LG V10 has two. With two separate lenses it is able to capture standard 80 degree selfies or perfect wide angle selfies of 120 degrees, without the need to pan the smartphone, which can introduce camera shake. Paired with the 16Mp rear camera, Multi-View Recording lets you capture a scene from all angles, then pick the image you like the best.
LG says its V10 is the first smartphone camera to introduce manual mode for video, as seen with stills in the LG G4. During recording you can adjust the shutter speed, framerate, ISO, white balance and focus; you also have a choice of shooting in HD, full-HD or 4K, and in 16:9 or 21:9 aspect ratios.
There's a whopping 64GB of internal storage inside this phone, and if that's not enough the LG V10 supports up to 2TB via microSD, so you'll never run out of space when shooting photo and video. Nor battery power, for that matter, since the V10 has a 3,000mAh removable power pack - you can just swap in a spare.
Raw performance should be decent, too, with a hexacore Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chip (as seen in the LG G4) and 4GB of DDR4 RAM. This processor supports Quick Charge, and in just 40 minutes you'll be able to get a 50 percent charge.
The LG V10 should make a great phone for multimedia with a 32-bit Hi-Fi DAC from ESS Technology. You'll experience fewer dropped calls and faster mobile data, too, as improved signal strength comes from the V10's support for Qualcomm's TruSignal antenna boost technology.
• Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
• Display: 5.7in Quad-HD IPS Quantum Display (2560x1440, 513ppi); 2.1in IPS Quantum Display (160x1040, 513ppi)
• Memory: 4GB LPDDR3 RAM
• Storage: 64GB, with microSD support up to 2TB
• Cameras: 16Mp rear camera with F/1.8 aperture and OIS 2.0; 5Mp front Dual Lens (80º Standard Angle, 120º Wide Angle)
• Battery: 3,000mAh (removable)
• OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
• Dimensions: 6x79.3x8.6mm
• Weight: 192g
• Connectivity: LTE-A Cat 6, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, USB 2.0, fingerprint scanner
• Colours: Space Black, Luxe White, Modern Beige, Ocean Blue, Opal Blue
LG V10 pictures
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