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LG V10 to start shipping in the US, China and Hong Kong this week

LG V10 will begin shipping this week in the US, China and Hong Kong. The latest LG smartphone will begin shipping this week and it chose the biggest markets to start spreading its love around. Other markets will get the device later, throughout the fourth quarter of 2015: other markets in North America, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

 

LG V10

 

LG V10 shipping does not mention much else apart from launching this week, but availability of the device will indeed be announced locally. Starting November 6, you will be able to buy one of LG’s smartphones at AT&T in the US, so the other US carriers have to be launching the device close to this date. You can already pre-order on Verizon, T Mobile and AT&T. Below you can check out the official press release for more info:

 

[box type=”shadow”]LG V10 “ULTRA-SMARTPHONE” TO BEGIN SHIPPING IN KEY MARKETS WORLDWIDE

LG’s First V Series Phone Delivers Enhanced Multimedia Capabilities and More

SEOUL, Oct. 30, 2015 ― The LG V10, the newest smartphone from LG Electronics (LG) developed with creativity in mind, will begin to reach customers worldwide starting this week. The “ultra-smartphone” will make its debut in the United States, China and Hong Kong, followed by key markets in North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and the Commonwealth of Independent States throughout the fourth quarter.

LG’s first V Series smartphone was designed to provide a rich multimedia experience for today’s socially savvy consumers. The LG V10 offers distinctive new features such as a Second Screen, Dual Front Cameras and Manual Video Mode to make both consumption and creation of multimedia content as seamless as possible. Featuring LG’s signature removable battery (3,000mAh) and microSD card slot, the LG V10 has the distinction of being the first smartphone to meet SanDisk’s guidelines for Extreme Photo-Imaging Capabilities (EPIC) to distinguish exceptional photography and video experiences in smartphones.

As an advanced multimedia smartphone, audio quality was also given top priority consideration. The V10 plays back high-definition music via its 32 bit Hi-Fi DAC by ESS Technology, a first in a mobile device. It accomplishes this by up sampling standard-definition audio files to 32 bit Hi-Fi format. The supplied Quad Beat 3 earphones were developed in partnership with AKG Acoustics, the European manufacturer of high-end headphones, microphones and audio systems for professionals. With the latest version of LG’s Quad Beat earphones, the V10 users can enjoy richer low sounds and clearer high sounds.

Other notable highlights of the LG V10 include:

  • Second Screen, an “always-on” display above the main 5.7-inch QHD IPS Quantum Display, enhances the V10’s productiveness without impacting battery life
  • Dual Front Cameras with two separate lenses can capture standard 80 degree selfies or undistorted wide angle shots of 120 degrees
  • Manual Video Mode creates professional-quality videos by adjusting options such as shutter speed, frame rate, ISO, white balance and focus even while recording
  • Resilient Dura Guard frame composed of SAE grade 316L stainless steel and Dura Skin firmly secures the display to protect the phone from hard bumps and tumbles

Earlier this fall, LG embarked on a partnership with actor, writer and director, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and his Emmy Award winning production company HitRECord to support the development of creative content. The innovative collaboration builds upon LG’s ambition to celebrate and support creators across the world. Specifically, the efforts include the creation of a television commercial in the United States and a short film focused on the In-Between Moments which “happen all throughout the day and can be beautiful, or spontaneous, or fleeting ― but they give life its texture.”

“Designed from the ground up primarily as a multimedia smartphone, the LG V10 is the ultimate device for the sharing ecosystem,” said Juno Cho, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Consumers have been waiting for a true multimedia device that doesn’t cut corners. With the V10, we hope to show what smartphones are truly capable of.”

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Source: LG Newsroom

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LG V10 officially announced: creativity measured in displays and cameras

LG V10 was finally officially launched, and the device looks better than any LG smartphone could… depending on who you ask. The previous leaks were all (mostly) true and the device looks like a good contender on the flagship market. The dual front facing camera and the secondary display are all there, but what do they really mean? Let’s see!

 

LG V10

 

 

What innovations does LG V10 bring to the table?

 

The key-points for this smartphone are the dual-front shooters and the secondary display, the front cameras are destined for 120-degree selfies because they can capture wide-angle photos with a minimum of distortion. They can also be used in creating a tri-view video where all three cameras can record images at the same time.

 

Secondary display – how does it work?

 

LG V10 was heavily teased in a video where a young lady has her bangs chopped off in a high-fashion manner. It appears that that is how the secondary display is attached to the primary one, right next to the dual cameras on the front. It can always be used , even when the primary screen is off, or it can be programmed to at as a dedicated launching area for some apps which works even when the main screen is on. The secondary display can also be useful inside specific apps like in the camera app, where you can get some controls on the mini-display.

 

LG V10 secodnary screen

 

 

LG made a point out of using the secondary screen as a notifier and this way you can continue to enjoy whatever you are doing on the main screen at the same time.

 

On a side-note, LG V10 ‘s main camera has a new trick of its own: it can capture videos manually, which means that it gives users manual control over HD, FHD and UHD video creation.

 

LG V10 official spec list:

 

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  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Processor
  • Display: Main – 5.7-inch QHD IPS Quantum Display (2560 x 1440 / 513ppi)
  • Display: Secondary – 2.1-inch IPS Quantum Display (160 x 1040 / 513ppi)
  • Memory: 4GB LPDDR3 RAM / 64GB eMMC ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)
  • Camera: Rear – 16MP with F1.8 Aperture / OIS 2.0
  • Camera: Front – 5MP Dual Lens (80-degrees Standard Angle / 120-degrees Wide Angle)
  • Battery: 3,000mAh (removable)
  • OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • Size: 159.6 x 79.3 x 8.6mm
  • Weight: 192g
  • Network: LTE-A Cat. 6
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 4.1 / NFC / USB 2.0
  • Colors: Space Black / Luxe White / Modern Beige / Ocean Blue / Opal Blue

 

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LG’s new smartphone will be available in the US at AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, but its release date has not been made public yet.

 

Source: LG Newsroom

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LG V10 leaked in render ahead of official launch event

LG V10 is supposed to be some sort of dual-screen smartphone and, thanks to the eternally vigilant @evleaks, we can now see a render of the device, just ahead of its official unveiling on October 1st. This new image shows us the front of the device with a small glimpse at the secondary “auxiliary ticker display” on top of the main screen.

 

LG V10

 

The secondary display is filled with five app shortcuts: camera, messages, contacts and gallery included. You can also spot two sensors just besides the secondary display. The speaker grille and sensors are placed above the secondary display. The device hints at on-screen buttons as we can see no physical buttons near the LG logo below the touchscreen.

 

This auxiliary ticker display for the LG V10 is said to be able to be used as an RSS feed update announcer or a secondary notification device within a device. This is all still a little fuzzy and we will have to wait for the official unveiling of LG’s newest creation to be sure what this secondary display within a display is all about. We’ll keep you posted!

UPDATE: now we can even be amazed by the awesome teaser for the double display thingy:

 

Source: NDTV