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LG V30 concept art reveals a sliding secondary display

What first looks like the V20's ticker display is revealed to slide out. (Source: Evan Blass/evleaks)
What first looks like the V20's ticker display is revealed to slide out. (Source: Evan Blass/evleaks)
Early renders of LG's next flagship, the V30, show that LG is experimenting with interesting concepts involving their incorporation of a second screen.

LG's V10 and V20 flagship phones were unique in their introduction of a secondary ticker-like display at the top of the phone. The ticker display can show shortcuts, quick settings, notifications, and other information. Reviewers have called it something of a gimmick, but a useful one. The design was naturally going to mature in the next flagship of the V-series, the V30, and it looks like LG's team are brainstorming up some fresh designs. Venturebeat reported Evan Blass recently tweeted some early concept renders of the V30 with a sliding secondary display.

The renders show the V30 with a sliding secondary display on the chin of the phone rather than at the top as previous models did. The design is such that a small edge of the display remains visible to display some information even while retracted, but that secondary display can actually extend downward another inch or so to reveal more real estate. Concept renders show using the secondary display as a control panel, shortcut bar, keyboard, or screen extension. Mechanically, it looks like it would work a lot like the Blackberry Priv's keyboard did.

The design is certainly eye-catching, but these are early concept renders and it is not clear that this is still the direction that the design team is taking for the LG V30, according to Blass.

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Douglas Black, 2017-05-28 (Update: 2017-05-28)
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