Update, November 21: Blass followed up with a second tweet that attempts to nuance his initial “statement,” if we can call it that. According to the leakster, the V30 may lack a ticker, but there will still be a secondary display. Take that as you may.
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
Original post, November 20: Evan Blass has just tweeted to say he has early renders of the LG V30 and that there is no secondary ticker display to be seen. Considering the secondary display is one of the most recognizable features of the V series, it would definitely be a peculiar decision on the part of LG if the claim turns out to be true.
We’ll update this post further with any new details or with the renders themselves if Blass reveals them. As far as the rumor mill goes though, basically nothing is known about the V30 specs or anything else. (Update: in a response to one comment lamenting its removal, Blass hints that the secondary display will be replaced by something else.)
I will say this: adieu, ticker.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) November 19, 2016
LG recently announced the LG V34 in Japan, which is a smaller, water-resistant variant of the V20. A European version of this device is rumored to appear soon under the name LG V20 S, but this is not a definite either. Considering the popularity of LG’s flagship ‘content creator’ phone though, there’s no doubt the LG V30 is well and truly under construction.
What would you like to see in the LG V30? Would you miss the secondary display?