LG’s V10 and V20 were defined by their secondary display, but it seems the company is abandoning that trademark feature this time around.
Not that it’s all that surprising. Reliable leaker @OnLeaks had previously provided some device renders suggesting that might be the case, and yesterday he tweeted an image that appears to be taken from the LG V30’s manual.
— Steve H. (@OnLeaks) July 31, 2017
According to Android Authority, LG is dropping the secondary screen in favor of a “floating bar” that replicates the functionality. Frankly, I’m all for it. As much as I loved the second screen on the V10 and V20, there’s no reason its functionality can’t be replicated in the software. I always wished the second screen were at the bottom, so I could access its features more easily; the floating bar sounds like it would effectively do that.
More notable for the photographers out there, a report by Android Authority suggests the device will feature a F/1.6 aperture on at least one of its cameras, making it the first smartphone with a lens so bright. That bodes well for low light performance, as well as nicer shallow depth of field. The device is also said to bring a 6-inch display, as well as an IP68 waterproof build and a similar metal-and-glass design to the G6.
The V30 is rumored to be announced near the end of August, so we’ll find out soon enough.
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