SEOUL — South Korean smartphone maker LG Electronics Inc. released a new LG Smartphone with Dual Display Improved Camera, Thursday. This camera can capture a wider scene when taking a selfie, hoping to arrest a slide in its market share. The V10 comes with an additional screen above the main 5.7-inch screen display. The extra screen shows the weather, time and date updates when the primary display is turned off. It has an apps room that is frequently used and can receive notifications and messages while using the main screen. It is a latest attempt of LG’s smartphone to make headway in the premium mobile phone market. Its flagship G series phones were edged out by new phones from Samsung and Apple.
LG company has lost its market share in the smartphone market in recent months, falling to the seventh place globally as Chinese vendors surpassed its shipments. Is second-quarter market share was 3.8%, down from 4.7% a year earlier, according to Counterpoint Technology Market Research.
The new smartphone’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. LG said in a statement.
The ability to take a group selfies without selfie-stick has never been easier.
The V10 smartphone will go on sale in South Korea later this month for 800,000 won $678 without a contract from a carrier, followed by the US launch next month.