LG unveils smartphone with dual display, improved camera

LG unveils smartphone with dual display, improved camera
A model poses with LG Electronics Inc.'s new smartphones the V10 during its unveiling ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. LG Electronics Inc. unveiled a new smartphone Thursday with an additional screen and a camera that can capture a wider scene when taking a selfie, hoping to arrest a slide in its market share. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

South Korean smartphone maker LG Electronics Inc. unveiled a new smartphone Thursday with an additional screen and a camera that can capture a wider scene when taking a selfie, hoping to arrest a slide in its market share.

The V10 comes with another screen above the main 5.7-inch display. The small second screen can stay on to display weather, time and date when the main display is turned off. It has room for frequently-used apps and can receive notifications while using the main screen to watch a video.

The V10 smartphone is LG's latest attempt to make headway in the premium . Its flagship G series phones were edged out by new phones from Samsung and Apple.

The company has lost its in the in recent months, falling to the seventh place globally as Chinese vendors surpassed its shipments. Is second-quarter market share was 3.8 percent, down from 4.7 percent a year earlier, according to Counterpoint Technology Market Research.

The new phone's front camera is equipped with a standard 80-degree lens and a 120-degree wide-angle lens option. That means a larger group can fit into a selfie shot taken with the V10.

"The ability to take group selfies without a selfie-stick has never been easier," LG said in a statement.

The V10 will go on sale in South Korea later this month for 800,000 won ($678) without a contract from a carrier, followed by the U.S. launch next month.

  • LG unveils smartphone with dual display, improved camera
    Members of media try LG Electronics Inc.'s new smartphones the V10 during its unveiling ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. LG Electronics Inc. unveiled a new smartphone Thursday with an additional screen and a camera that can capture a wider scene when taking a selfie, hoping to arrest a slide in its market share. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
  • LG unveils smartphone with dual display, improved camera
    A model poses with LG Electronics Inc.'s new smartphone the V10 during its unveiling ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. LG Electronics Inc. unveiled a new smartphone Thursday with an additional screen and a camera that can capture a wider scene when taking a selfie, hoping to arrest a slide in its market share. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
  • LG unveils smartphone with dual display, improved camera
    A woman walks by an advertisement of LG Electronics Inc.'s new smartphone the V10 during its unveiling ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. LG Electronics Inc. unveiled a new smartphone Thursday with an additional screen and a camera that can capture a wider scene when taking a selfie, hoping to arrest a slide in its market share. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
  • LG unveils smartphone with dual display, improved camera
    A visitor tries LG Electronics Inc.'s new smartphone the V10 during its unveiling ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. LG Electronics Inc. unveiled a new smartphone Thursday with an additional screen and a camera that can capture a wider scene when taking a selfie, hoping to arrest a slide in its market share. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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