LG mobiles has initiated the concept of the secondary display with its LG V10 smartphone that was released in 2015. A unique secondary display above the main 5.7-inch screen opened new possibilities on the V10 smartphone. It allowed users to quick access features such as a flashlight, different apps, and so forth. Later on, the LG V20 smartphone followed the same tech.
According to several leaks, the upcoming mobile, LG V30 might feature some changes and improvements in its secondary display. The secondary display on LG V10 and V20 offered some added functionalities such as displaying time, adding app shortcuts, and ticker for alarms or notifications.
The upcoming mobile, LG V30 could revamp the unique feature. A well-known leaker Evan Blass aka @evleaks has recently posted a tweet on Twitter informing his followers that he’s managed to get the early renders of the V30 smartphone and later on he posted “I will say this: adieu, ticker.”
As a result of this, many online publications quickly reported the issue and conveyed that the LG V30 might ditch the secondary display. To clarify, Blass tweeted that “Language is just so important” and said that the publications have mistranslated his statement.
Blass statement saying “adieu, ticker” which essentially points towards the removal of secondary display and if not, then what does Blass’s statement actually mean?
Now, it is unconvinced whether LF will ditch the secondary display or it will improve the functionality for LG V30.
Evan Blass has managed to source the early product renders of the unreleased and unannounced LG V30 smartphone. Then the follow-up tweet hints out the missing secondary display. Later he remarked that the publications have misinterpreted his words. According to Blass, “Adieu, ticker,” didn’t necessarily mean trashing the secondary display.
In clarification, Blass said that the ticker is a secondary display. However, not all secondary displays could be termed as tickers.
If the words of Blass are to be believed, LG will only remove the ‘ticker’ functionality from the secondary display of V30 smartphone and offer updated and improved functions.
The major problem while using the secondary displays on the V10 and the V20 is the massive size of the smartphones. The secondary display gets accidental taps and presses. The new version of the secondary display could plausibly solve this problem on the V30. Furthermore, the ticker functionality on the secondary display for notifications and alerts might not be there in upcoming mobiles. The elimination of ticker function seems reasonable as the Android OS already offers several options for notifications.
The existing LG V20 smartphone features a 5.7-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) IPS display alongside the secondary display. The device is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor clocked at 2.15GHz coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
For photography, the LG V20 smartphone offers dual rear camera setup with 16MP sensor and 8MP camera lenses with dual LED flash and f/1.8 aperture. For selfies, the handset has a 5MP front-facing camera with f/1.9 aperture.
On the connectivity front, the latest mobile offers 4G LTE, USB Type-C, Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth. The device runs on latest Android 7.0 Nougat OS and packs a 3200mAh battery.