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LG to hold a press event on October 1st, likely to show off its next flagship
Today LG sent out invites for a special press event, to be held on October 1st in New York City. While the subject of the event isn’t unveiled, it seems likely we could be looking at LG’s latest flagship.
Earlier this year, LG first teased about its “super premium” flagship. More recently, we’ve seen the device leaked in a few images, and have had at least a few other rumors that help paint a picture of what to expect.
One thing we aren’t as clear on is the name. At one point it was rumored to be the LG G Note and some even said it might be another member of the G Pro series, but most recently rumors have pointed towards name “LG V10”, which is backed up by its appearance in leaked images. It is certainly possibly that LG is moving away from the G branding with this device, though we can’t say for sure what its final name will be. For now though, the LG V10 naming scheme makes as much sense as anything else.
So what does the invite tell us about the V10, or whatever else LG plans to announce? Not much. There is a movie theme to the invite, suggesting that we are looking at some sort of special video-related functionality. For everything else, we’ll have to turn to the rumor mill.
According to Evan Blass (aka evleaks), the LG V10 supposedly offers a few unique features including a secondary ‘ticker’ display for texts and other information, similar to the ill-fated Samsung Continuum but located above the display not below it. Other rumored specs include a Snapdragon 808 CPU, a 5.7-inch QHD display, 3GB RAM, 64GB storage, a 16MP rear cam, 5MP front cam, and a removable rear with microSD and the ability to switch out the battery.
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In many ways, this sounds a lot like the LG G4 with a few extra gimmicks thrown in. In remains unseen whether or not that is enough to sway people to the device. What do you think, intrigued to see what LG brings with its latest phone?