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Dual-screen LG V10 is coming to AT&T and T-Mobile this week

By Gabe Carey
Oct 27, 2015
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  1. Revealed earlier this month, the LG V10 boasts high-end specs with a twist -- a slim horizontal display accompanying the front-facing camera. Only a few weeks after its launch in South Korea, it's now coming to American mobile networks T-Mobile starting October 27th and AT&T on the 28th.

    The AT&T variant will be available in black and opal blue and will set buyers back either $250 after signing a two-year contract or $29 a month with the company's Next installment plan. And, if you buy now, a 200GB microSD card, an extra battery, and a charging cradle will also be included with your purchase. The T-Mobile flavor omits those extras, but its installment plan is a bit cheaper at $25, or $600 if you buy the phone outright.

    If you're an early adopter, don't plan on seeing the V10 in-stores come release day. That's because T-Mobile won't have it in stock at its retail locations until October 30th while AT&T, on the other hand, is holding out until November 6th.

    Aside from the 160 x 1,040 resolution always-on secondary display, appropriately dubbed "Second Screen," the LG V10 bolsters 64GB of onboard flash storage, a six-core Snapdragon 808 SoC with an Adreno 418 GPU and 4GB of RAM. Also noteworthy is its 3,000mAh removable battery and 16-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization and f/1.8 aperture (the same camera from the LG G4).

    All in all, while the secondary display is an interesting idea, it's unclear on how LG plans to urge developer support for what's likely to be a niche product. There's also the question of why a second screen is necessary when the same information could be contained at the top of the V10's already sizable 5.7-inch IPS display.

    I suppose we'll see if the Second Screen implementation is effective with American audiences as we near the LG V10's official release.

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,514   +2,059

    $600 for a SD808 equipped device? I'll stick with the trusty old smoke signals or carrier pigeon method of communications thanks.
     
  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,156   +1,431

    I don't know if this particular phone will be a success, but I love the idea of such dual screen. It is brilliant, because it allows freeing up screen space for the front camera, plus saves good deal of energy.

    I believe this is just the first one, with many more to follow.
     
  4. MoeJoe

    MoeJoe TS Maniac Posts: 401   +208

    If you buy into this overpriced nonsense

    ... you are anything but "being you".

    G4 should have had most of these or not all of these upgrades.
     
  5. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,754   +1,107

    You answered your own question in the preceding paragraph.

    Why a 2nd screen? because it's always on. I have a G4, and I like being able to double tap the screen to wake it up to show notifications, but having them always available would be even better. You can't leave your entire screen on all the time or the battery will be gone before your morning coffee. This is a cool solution.
     

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