The tag line for LG’s new V10 Android phone is “Awaken your in-between moments.” While I’m not too sure what that means, I am sure that the new premium smartphone has some pretty interesting features including an always-on screen and the option of a boatload of external storage.
The smaller always-on screen at the top displays alerts and notifications and remains on even when you turn off the main screen. This gives quick access to contacts and notifications and can even be customized with your own message. You could also set the screen to display weather and time or change it to an app launcher.
It’s a sturdy-looking phone made of stainless steel and silicone with an industrial-looking finishing. While premium phones keep getting skinnier, this one looks kind of hefty in comparison. LG promises that this finish makes it much more durable.
The company says this phone is designed to give consumers a rich multi-media experience.
If you’re a fan of selfies, this phone features two front-facing 5 mega-pixel lenses that allow you to take much wider shots. LG says, “The ability to take group selfies without a selfie-stick has never been easier.”
You can also use the new Multi-Mode view to utilize all of the cameras on the phone (two-front facing and one rear-facing 16 MP camera) to capture up to four different angles on a shot.
There’s also a real-time manual mode for recording videos and Steady Record image stabilization. New video editing software makes it simpler to do quick edits.
While many new phones are saying goodbye to external storage, this phones has room for a Micro SD card up to 2TB and still features a removable battery. So, even if improved selfie capabilities aren’t high on your list of features in a new phone, the storage capabilities on this phone could be very appealing.
It also features a fingerprint sensor and will work Android Pay. The phone will likely cost around $600 when it’s released in the U.S.