LG has just announced the V10, a new top-end smartphone that comes with not one, but two unique new features: a secondary screen above the main 5.7-inch QHD display and dual 5MP front cameras.

The former can be kept on at all times, allowing you to check weather information, battery status, time and other notifications while the main display is switched off. When the big screen is on the small display can be used as an app launcher or notification bar while you are watching full-screen video or playing a game. The dual front cameras allow for the coverage of an ultra-wide 120 degree angle of view, making group selfies an easy task. The images of the two cameras are stitched together by a software algorithm.

In terms of main camera specification the V10 appears to be pretty much identical to the G4 and comes with a 16MP sensor, F1.8 aperture lens, optical image stabilization and 4K video recording. However, the camera app comes with a number of video-centric improvements. ISO, white balance and focus can now all be adjusted manually in video mode and the camera app also includes a wind noise filter and quick video editor. 

The other internal components are quite similar to those found in the G4 as well. The Android 5.1.1 operating system is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset and 3GB of RAM. 64GB of storage can be expanded via microSD slot. There is also a 3,000mAh removable battery and a fingerprint reader. 

In terms of build quality the new model appears to be a step up from the G4, with a stainless steel frame and a material called Dura Skin on the back. According to LG this helps make the device shock resistant. The V10 will be available in Korea later this month and will come to other markets around the globe at a later stage.

Key Specifications:

  • 16MP BSI CMOS sensor
  • F1.8 aperture
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 4K video
  • Dual 5MP front cameras
  • 5.7-inch IPS LCD QHD-display (513ppi)
  • 2.1-inch secondary IPS Display (160 x 1040 pixels, 513ppi)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset
  • 3GB RAM
  • 64GB storage
  • MicroSD up to 2TB
  • Removable 3,000 mAh battery