AT&T looks to be the first in the US to launch the new LG V10, a phone targeted to the videographer. It has a few interesting new features and will be on sale on October 27 for $700.
You can also save $100 and pick up the LG V10 starting on Wednesday from T-Mobile for $599.99.
Key features of the LG V10 include a small secondary "always on" screen that appears up at the top, dual front facing 5 megapixel cameras, and advanced video recording modes and editing software. It's a big phone with a unique back and rugged design so you can take it out and shoot video while trusting it to withstand minor accidents.
Specifications for the LG V10 include:
- Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor
- 4GB of RAM
- 5.7 inch IPS LCD display
- 64GB internal storage with microSD card slot
- 16 megapixel rear camera and dual 5 megapixel front-facing cameras
- Removable 3,000 mAh battery
- Dimensions of 159.6 x 79.3 x 8.6 mm and 192 grams
The specs are very similar to the LG G4 and it is nice to still see microSD and a removable battery available on some devices. The LG V10 has a stainless steel frame and dual-layer glass display to help make it a bit durable and able to withstand some minor bumps and drops.
The second screen looks to be similar to what Samsung did with the Note Edge. It provides time, date, weather, battery status, notifications, flashlight, camera controls, and more. Placement up at the top where the notification shade is located seems a bit unusual, but I haven't tried it out so can't judge its utility.
I don't think the LG V10 will have much impact on LG's bottom line as this phone has a rather unique focus. It is not a mass market consumer device and doesn't have the specs to stand out as one of the best available.
You can buy the phone on an installment plan through T-Mobile for $0 upfront and $25/month for 24 months. On AT&T you can pay $0 down $23.34/month for 30 months, $29.17/month for 24 months, $35/month for 20 months, or with a 2-year contract for $249.99.