LG’s latest premium smartphones into the market have caused quite the stir with both the LG V10 and the V20 sporting secondary displays on top of the screens but it seems like the upcoming product in LG’s flagship line of smartphones, the LG V30 might not sport this particular feature.
The small, secondary display on the LG V10 and V20 provided extra functionalities like adding app shortcuts, displaying the time and a ticker for notifications or alarms. It also allowed the main 5.7-inch display to have more screen real estate giving users more room for what they want to see onscreen.
However, this unique specification of the previous devices will rumouredly be missing in the next LG V30 which is reportedly under works as of now.
Famous tech leakster Evan Blass recently went to Twitter and informed his followers that he has early renders of the LG V30. He followed that up by tweeting “I will say this: adieu, ticker.”
Who would believe that I have early renders of the V30? Silly, right?
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) November 19, 2016
Very predictably a whole lot of news sites online quickly reported that LG was going to remove the secondary display for the V30, to which Blass retorted that they might have just misread his statement. Blass’s tweets regarding the upcoming device from LG was the very first time we’ve heard anything about the LG V30, which isn’t likely going to launch until near the end of 2017 if LG decides to stick to their schedule.
Language is just so important. Found it interesting that many publications mistranslated this as “ditching the secondary display.” https://t.co/XIanpUGPz7
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) November 20, 2016
The V20 was only announced in early September by the tech giants and started being available in the US from the end of October and the device reportedly sold more than more than 200,000 units in the US since launch. The V20 packs in a 5.7-inch QHD display, the Snapdragon 820, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a dual-camera system on the rear. It also brings sturdy metal build and removable battery along with Android Nougat 7.0 out of the box.
We are expecting that LG will maintain their pattern of a 9-12 month life cycle between the release of their flagship devices which makes the LG V30’s probable launch date a distant fourth quarter of 2017. As for the reports regarding the secondary display of the LG V30, who knows? The tech giants might just omit that particular specification or they just might update and upgrade it to provide a better degree of performance for their upcoming device,
Stay tuned for more news surrounding the LG V30.