LG has released a teaser video for its upcoming event in New York on October 1st, revealing, very briefly, what appears to be its rumored dual-display smartphone. However, "dual-display" here doesn't mean a screen on the front and back of the device (like, say, the Yotaphone 2). Instead, LG's approach appears to be incorporating a small, secondary "ticker" display next to the phone's front-facing camera. We got our first glimpse of this arrangement with information filed by LG with Chinese regulator TENAA, but this teaser appears to confirm the unusual design.
Manufacturers have experimented with these sorts of ticker displays in the past, marketing them as a way to get more information from your phone at a glance. Samsung's 2010 Continuum had one located at the bottom of the handset, and the South Korean company's more recent Galaxy S6 Edge essentially tried the same concept down the side of the device. Prolific leaker Evan Blass claims the new LG smartphone will be named the V10, and will offer a 5.7-inch quad HD screen, a Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, an integrated fingerprint sensor, and a release date sometime next month. We'll have to wait until October 1st to find out for sure.