Latest V10 smartphone with dual display launched by LG
South Korean smartphone maker LG Electronics has unveiled a new smartphone with an additional screen and a camera that can capture a wider scene when taking a selfie, hoping to arrest a slide in its market share.
The V10 comes with another screen above the main 5.7-inch display. The small second screen can stay on to display weather, time and date when the main display is turned off. It has room for frequently-used apps and can receive notifications while using the main screen to watch a video.
In terms of hardware, the new LG smartphone packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Processor and comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. Users can install microSD card of up to 2TB for extra storage.
Running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, the smartphone features 3,000mAh, and is available in Space Black, Luxe White, Modern Beige, Ocean Blue and Opal Blue colour options.
The V10 smartphone features a 16MP rear camera and 5MP front camera. The smartphone’s front camera is equipped with a standard 80-degree lens and a 120-degree wide-angle lens option. That means a larger group can fit into a selfie shot taken with the V10.
“The ability to take group selfies without a selfie-stick has never been easier,” LG said in a statement.
The V10 phone will go on sale in South Korea later this month for 800,000 won ($678) without a contract from a carrier, followed by the US launch next month.
The V10 smartphone is LG’s latest attempt to make headway in the premium mobile phone market. Its flagship G series phones were edged out by new phones from Samsung and Apple.
The company has lost its market share in the smartphone market in recent months, falling to the seventh place globally as Chinese vendors surpassed its shipments. Is second-quarter market share was 3.8%, down from 4.7% a year earlier, according to Counterpoint Technology Market Research.