The LG V10 smartphone features a 5.7-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) IPS Quantum display, but the highlight of the phone is its Second Screen which is located as an inset display above the main screen. Talking about the smartwatch, the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition is said to be the first Android Wear device that features cellular connectivity. It is said that it can work with or without a smartphone. It has 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
The LG V10 smartphone is said to be available first in Korea this month. United States, China and other markets like Asia, Latin America etc. will get it later. While the LG Watch Urbane will be available first in the United States and Korea, followed by markets in Europe, CIS, Asia etc. At the time of launch, the company will announce the price and availability of V10 and Watch Urbane.
While the main screen is off, the Second Screen of the V10 can be set as “always on” to show useful details like weather, time, date and battery etc, says LG. The Second screen can be used to launch shortcuts and favorite apps when the main screen is in use. Second screen will also show notifications of incoming calls or texts when the user is watching movies etc.
LG V10 smartphone also has 5-megapixel dual-front cameras with two separate lenses, which is another highlight of it. It also has a manual mode which can be used to record professional-quality videos by tweaking options such as shutter speed, frame rate, ISO, white balance and focus while recording. This feature was first introduced in the LG G4. Videos can be recorded in three resolutions in LG V10 – HD, FHD and UHD alongside two aspect ratios – 16:9 standard or 21:9 cinematic.
SAE grade 316L stainless steel has been used to make Dura Guard frame of LG V10 that secures the display and protect the phone, claims LG.
The company in a press statement announced that the LG V10 was subjected to a drop test from a height of 48-inches and was declared to be “MIL-STD-810G Transit Drop Compliant” for shock by an independent testing and certification firm MET Laboratories.
LG has also added a fingerprint scanner to the LG V10 that helps to unlock the smartphone and turn on the display simultaneously. LG says the sensor can work with Android Pay in the United States. The popular Knock Code feature is also featured in the V10 smartphone.
For specifications, the LG V10 smartphone packs the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, as the LG G4. The main display sports an impressive pixel density of 513ppi. The Second Screen is a 2.1-inch IPS Quantum Display with a screen resolution of 160×1040 pixels.
There is 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage on board. The handset supports microSD cards up to 2TB. There is a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture and OIS 2.0. It is backed by a 3000mAh removable battery. The Android 5.1.1 Lollipop-based LG V10 features LTE-A Cat. 6 standard. Measuring 8.6mm in thickness, the smartphone weighs 192 grams and will be available in Space Black, Luxe White, Modern Beige, Ocean Blue, and Opal Blue colours.
The new LG Watch Urbane packs a lot of upgraded innards compared to the first-generation smartwatch. It features a 1.38-inch P-OLED display with a screen resolution of 480×480 pixels with a pixel density of 348ppi. The company touts that the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition sports the “highest resolution display of any smartwatch” currently available in the market.
Watch Urbane also features bigger battery of 570mAh and also boasts of a Power Saving Mode.
The smartwatch sports three buttons on the right side to access shortcut settings such as contacts, LG Health and apps list. The new LG Watch Urbane packs 16 preloaded watch faces alongside including heart rate tracking, workout tips and stress level monitoring.
LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition is powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and is based on Android Wear. There is 4GB inbuilt storage and it comes with 768MB of LPDDR3 RAM. The smartwatch supports Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi, LTE, and 3G connectivity features. It includes accelerometer, gyro, compass, and barometer sensors.
The smartwatch will be available in four colors Space Black, Signature Brown, Opal Blue and Luxe White. It is dust and water resistant too.