How so? Let’s start with its two screens. In addition to the 5.7-inch QuadHD display, there’s a smaller secondary screen that’s physically connected to it, but operates as a completely separate display that’s always on 24/7.
The second screen can display the date and time, notifications, app shortcuts and settings. In certain apps, the second screen can also show additional menu settings without hogging up space on the main screen.
Then there’s the V10’s two front-facing 5-megapixel cameras for ultra-wide selfies (and no 3D depth-sensing gimmicks).
The phone’s frame is made from 316L stainless steel and the back made from Dura Guard, a silicone-like material that can absorb shock like no other device when the phone’s dropped?
And that’s not even the half of it.
Powering the V10’s ultra capabilities is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, 4GB of RAM and a removable 3,000 milliamp-hour battery. It’s got 64GB of internal flash storage, which can be expanded to 200GB via microSD card. The V10 also has a 32-bit HiFi DAC and headphone amp for high-res audio playback.
The phone runs Android 5.1.1. Lollipop, but LG’s working on updating it to Android M as soon as possible.
On the back is a 16-megapixel camera with a laser autofocus sensor the same camera from the LG G4 and f/1.8 aperture for spectacular low-light shots.
Another cool camera feature automatically edits down long video clips into digestible 15-second ones. It does this by analyzing motion vectors to pick out the most appealing shots to compile.
LG’s also made sharing images and videos after you’ve taken them a lot easier. As soon as you snap a photo, an icon will appear next to the camera roll icon. This shows your most-used sharing app it can be Twitter, Facebook, email, text messaging, etc. so you can really share right after the shot. No more digging into galleries and looking for the share icon.
Below the camera is a fingerprint sensor that’s also the power button. And, of course, LG’s signature rear-positioned volume buttons are present on the V10 as well.
LG’s new beast-of-a-phone will be available in five colors (Space Black, Luxe White, Modern Beige, Ocean Blue and Opal Blue).
South Korea will get it first starting this month, followed by releases in the U.S., China and other countries in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.