We’ve seen small screens, big screens, and even curved screens. But how about a device with a secondary display above the main screen? We’ve actually seen this idea before—Samsung did it with the Continuum back in 2010—but it appears LG feels the complementary display trend isn’t quite dead. Excited? Anyone?
According to previous leaks, the LG V10 is expected to sport a 5.7-inch Quad HD display, Snapdragon 808 processor, 16-megapixel rear camera, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, and a fingerprint reader on the back. It’s difficult to say if that button on the back is indeed a fingerprint reader, but it looks a lot like what we saw introduced to the new Nexus phones, so it’s certainly a possibility.
As the new images show, the extra display will be used as an area to quickly access important apps. Things like camera, contacts, gallery, messages and more. It’s unclear if the display will function beyond merely offering quick access, but if that’s all it does, I’m not so sure people will be eager to pick the V10 up. Something like Samsung’s People Edge and Edge apps seems, which can be summoned from the edge of the device’s curved screen, seems like a more elegant solution.
We’ll have to wait and see just how functional and convenient the ticker display is on the V10. LG has an event planned for Oct. 1, so we should learn more then.
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— Evan Blass (@evleaks) September 30, 2015