The LG V30 is slated to be announced this fall. Google has already mentioned that it will be compatible with Daydream, but now we’re seeing something a bit interesting about this upcoming device. According to Evleaks, the picture above is a mockup of the LG V30, which is being called “Project Joan” internally. Evleaks did not say much about these devices, other than the fact that he is unsure whether this project is still headed in this direction. Above, you also see how the phone looks with the secondary display being extended. It’s almost like the BlackBerry PRIV but instead of a physical keyboard, there’s a second display, which appears to serve the same purpose as that ticker display LG has used in the V10 and V20.
This is a mockup, so it does look “fake” and not a picture that was taken in the real world, but the bezels look really small on that second display. Right now it just shows some apps (which appear to be ones that the user can add, thanks to that “+” button in the lower-left corner), as well as upcoming calendar events. It’s a pretty interesting concept from LG, but it likely won’t look exactly like this when it’s announced. LG does tend to take more risks and add more gimmicks with their V lineup, compared to the G series. The V10 and V20 both featured a ticker display at the top, and it appears that LG is moving that towards the bottom. Allowing that second display to become an on-screen keyboard would be interesting, and it would also give you more screen real estate. Since the keyboard does typically take up about half of your display.
The LG V30 isn’t expected to be announced until around September, seeing as that is when the V10 and V20 debuted in 2015 and 2016 respectively. There’s still not much to go on with this smartphone, but we do know that it will support Google’s Daydream, and it’ll likely sport the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 – since LG has not yet released a smartphone with the Snapdragon 835 inside it yet (the LG G6 sported the Snapdragon 821).