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.