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Nov 27, 2015
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Like the stylus, having two screens on a smartphone is a throwback of sorts to the handsets of the mid-2000s.

Which is why you can call LG's newest superphone, the dual-screen-sporting V10, a throwback gizmo.

It made us recall our younger selves and the many times we played with the secondary display of those ultra-popular flip phones of the oughties (that's the 2000 decade, BTW).

However, the rest of the package is a stark contrast to this thought. The V10 is, for all intents and purposes, a device made for 2015, with features and hardware you'll have a hard time imagining in a phone a decade ago.

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As we've said, the V10 boasts of a smaller secondary screen, which sits on top of the main 5.7-inch display. Its primary function is to display notifications and shortcuts for easier, faster access to things that tell you what's up (just like the flip phones of yesteryears).

It also has a dual-lens front camera (5-megapixel) that lets you snap wide-angled selfies and group photos (up to 120-degrees!), reducing the need for a selfie stick.

And the rest of the specs? Look and drool:

- Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor
- 5.7-inch main dispay (2560 x 1440 resolution)
- 4GB of RAM
- 64GB internal storage (expandable via microSD)
- 16-megapixel rear camera with Full-HD video and laser auto-focus
- 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth connectivity
- Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
- 3,000mAh battery

Oh, before we forget, it has a silicon-based back side, offering more protection against drops (not to mention, a more premium look). Damn.

We have to warn you though: the V10 is not exactly 13th month pay-friendly. At P37,990, it's among the most expensive of its kind here in the Philippines. But then again, it is a legit superphone, and superphones don't come cheap.

Flip phone image via Gadzooki.com

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