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    July 13, 2017

    Leaked: LG’s V30 aims to take its second screen to the max

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    New leaked design renders have pictured LG’s V30 in earnest, revealing a phone with a far larger secondary display placed at the bottom.

    While the LG V10 and LG V20 where a case of business at the top and party at the bottom, the forthcoming LG V30 – under the name Project Joan – might reverse that equation.

    New leaks and design renders posted by notorious device leaker Evan Blass (@Evleaks) have seemingly outed the V30’s conceptual form; similar to the BlackBerry Priv, the handset might well include a slide-out display that reveals a secondary screen where the Priv had a physical keyboard.

    Read: LG’s rugged X Venture promises affordability, day-to-day stamina

    The LG V30 might benefit from a secondary screen by way of introducing the panel as a means to quickly toggle a software keyboard as well as serve as an interface for multi-tasking. The benefit of the display – at least insofar as design renders indicate – as that it would elongate the V30’s display when revealed.

    The device might naturally expand on the concept first spearheaded by the LG V10 and V20, in that both handsets carried a ticker bar at the top that could support notifications, a signature, or quick access to either apps or contacts.

    Early rumours have indicated that the LG V30 will be compatible with Google Daydream, and might be the company’s first device to use an OLED screen.

    LG V30

    Blass noted that the V30 might not arrive on store shelves in this guise, and mentioned that it remains unclear “if the project is still headed in this direction.”

    Read: LG’s G6 roars to life with an all-metal and glass build, FullVision display

    What are your thoughts? Would you be interested in a slide-out device with secondary screen savvy? Be sure to let us know your opinion in the comments below!

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