LG’s latest smartphone, the LG V10, hasn’t fared so well in LG’s home country of Korea, despite the company’s desire to see it become a success. Well, that hasn’t stopped the Korean manufacturer from wishing its phone well outside of Korea – that is, in the United States – and the company’s latest promo shows that LG will spare no expense to have its phone make a dent in Samsung sales in the States.
The latest LG V10 promo promises a free 200GB microSD card, spare battery, and charging cradle for those who order an LG V10 between now and November 15th. AT&T currently has the V10 in stock for $699.99 up-front or $249.99 with a two-year agreement, and T-Mobile looks to get it by the end of this week with a $599 outright cost or monthly installments. Verizon customers can cash in on this deal, too, though Big Red hasn’t yet announced when the LG V10 will be in stock for its customers. Customers who purchase a V10 need to do more than just purchase it; once you spend the money, you need to submit your proof (likely a receipt) to the website LGv10Promo.com by November 30th to take advantage of the free battery, charging cradle, and storage card.
As for specs for the LG V10, you’re looking at a 5.7-inch, Quad HD display with a 2,560 x 1,440p screen resolution, a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage with a microSD card slot for expandable storage, two 5MP front cameras, a 16MP back camera, and a 3,000mAh battery. Of course, LG has a 2.1-inch notification window that it considers to be a “second screen,” but we wouldn’t exactly call it that. The small screen resolution (160 x 1040) means that it’s only 160 pixels tall; the 480 x 320p screen resolution on the 2-inch-screened Samsung Gear S smartwatch is more of a screen than the small slither of a window at the top of the V10’s display.
As for the LG V10’s free microSD card, it’s a deal for LG’s latest. A 200GB microSD card costs $200 on the market currently, so that plus the battery and charging cradle means that you’re looking at an estimated $300 in savings with the purchase of an LG V10.
The V10 looks nice in videos, but its “second screen” seems to be LG’s take on Samsung’s Galaxy S6 edge and edge+. We like LG’s designs, but we sure do wish LG would be more original in its innovations and not spend its days in the shadows of Samsung. LG can be innovative when it dares, and we’re not sure the LG V10 is innovative enough – nor do we think LG can justify why this phone was created to begin with.