If a recent tweet from the well-known and reliable tipster Evan Blass (@evleaks) is to be believed, LG is planning to bid farewell to the secondary display with the release of the LG V30. This is the first rumor to emerge around the next year’s LG flagship which will be the third member in the V series after the release of the LG V10 and LG V20.
In his first tweet, Blass claimed to have early renders of the LG V30 which is expected to go official sometime around September 2017. He did not reveal any specific details expected for mentioning that there will be no secondary display on the V30 which is also known as the “ticker.”
I will say this: adieu, ticker.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) November 19, 2016
For uninitiated ones, LG debuted the secondary display with the release of the LG V10 smartphone in 2015 and repeated it with the LG V20 launch earlier this year. This display sits right above the primary 5.7-inch Quad HD display and is aimed at displaying notification count, alerts, and other relevant information. It can show details like current date, time, and temperature. It helps users in accessing such information without unlocking or waking up the smartphone as it works like an Always On Display.
The secondary display has been one of the signature features of LG’s V series of flagship smartphones and as a result, the report of the company ditching it is definitely surprising. While Blass has a good track record of reporting leaks with many of them coming true, we would suggest you wait until further announcements and reports.