Looks like LG is as excited as we are about it’s V10 smartphone, the first in a new premium line from the South Korean company, so much that it announced the phone a day ahead of its event in New York tomorrow.

First in the new “V” line from LG, the V10 is a modest evolution of the G4, with similar specs such as the Snapdragon 808 chip, same 16 megapixel rear camera and same removable 3,000 mAh battery.

What’s new in the V10 is the bigger 5.7 inch QHD Quantum Dot display with a resolution of 2560x1440p, with a small secondary display above the main screen and below the front-facing camera at 160×1040. This secondary display is the highlight of LG’s new phone that’s “always on” and displays information such as the time, weather and notifications when your main screen is off. The new small screen also acts as a quick-launch area when using your phone for apps you use most often. It can also be used for quick contacts, similar to the Galaxy S6 Edge.

Also new for this phone is not one, but two front-facing 5 MP cameras, with one capturing images in a wide field of view at 180 degrees, and the other one capturing 80 degrees. The V10 will use these two cameras to capture 3D images using new software from LG.

While the V10 shares the same camera as the G4 (which is one of the best in the smartphone market), LG is pushing for better software that pushes the limits of standard video capture. V10 users will have full manual control over things like ISO, shutter speed, white balance, focus, and frame rate. The V10 can shoot video in HD, FHD, or UHD resolution, and there’s even an option to shoot in a 21:9 aspect ratio for ultra-wide screens.

Finally, the V10 offers 4GB RAM and only one 64GB storage option, all housed in a sleek, steel metal body.

As if the G4 wasn’t a powerhouse enough, LG looks to steal even more thunder in the later half of the coming years with this new line, obviously competing with Google’s Nexus 6P and Galaxy Note 5.  Full specs and renders listed below:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor
  • 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560×1440) IPS Quantum display with a secondary 2.1-inch (160x 1040) IPS Quantum display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 64GB of internal storage with microSD card slot for up to an additional 2TB
  • 16MP rear camera with F1.8 Aperture and OIS 2.0 / 5MP front dual-lens camera
  • 3000mAh removable battery
  • Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • 6 x 79.3 x 8.6mm, 192g
  • LTE-A Cat. 6 support
  • Colors: Space Black / Luxe White / Modern Beige / Ocean Blue / Opal Blue

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