After countless rumors and leaks, LG has finally unveiled the next V series the LG V20. Unlike its predecessor the new V20 will have to set aside the rugged looks in favor of a plainly normal yet premium design. But is case you might ask about it, the V20 is just as tough as the V10 as it uses an AL6013 Aluminum alloy used to build planes and boats. Also, like the model before it, it’s also in compliance with MIL-STD-810 for shock resistance.
Design-wise, the LG V20 may have been inspired from the company’s flagship the G5 but instead of a modular design, LG opted to include a removable back cover instead to remove and replace the battery and other stuff. LG is quite serious to offer the best possible features for its users while maintaining reliability and quality.
The handset comes with a 5.7-inch IPS primary display with QHD resolutions. Like the V10, the V20 also comes with a secondary display on top of the primary screen and it comes with an upgrade from its predecessor, the secondary display this time around is much longerand more brighter. It also supports a longer signature of 24 digits compared to the V10’s 14 however the set of notification icons on it is still the same that you normally see with the V10.
As the handset takes over as the new flagship, LG equips the new V20 with a flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset with 4GB of system RAM and 64 GB of internal storage space. In addition to what LG has put inside the the handset, while the internal storage space is large enough for most users, LG also added microSD support of up to 2TB even though it still not available in the market.
Like the G5, the new V20 also comes with a dual camera module with one 16 Megapixel camera sensor that features a16:9 aspect ratio and f/1.8 aperture, laser autofocus and phase detection autofocus and fixed focus 8 Megapixel sensor that handles the depths of every shot with 135 degree angle lens and f/2.4 aperture. The main camera module is supported by dual-tone LED flash with Optical Image Stabilization. At the front is a standard 5 Megapixel camera with f/1.9 aperture which should be more than enough for Selfies and high-resolution video calls.
With high-end video capture features, the V20 also comes with a Quad DAC technology which enable seamless audio recording in high volumes with 75-step volume controls and L/R balance control. It also comes with a Bang&Olsen audio headphones for top-notch audio experience.
And finally, the LG V20 is the first Android device in the market with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Remember when Google rolled out Nougat a few weeks ago, they didn’t have a device on their own to run Android 7.0 at first boot but LG takes the pleasure to provide Google the base and from the looks of it, it seems that the marriage is a unification of clarity and expectation for Nougat features and LG’s V20 hardware.
For everything to work out, LG includes a Li-Ion battery with 3200 mAh in capacity that is removable and replaceable through the removable back cover with an easy to tackle button. It was thought earlier that the LG V20 was designed to be modular but it turns out that it isn’t the case and that the button on the right lower end of the device simply a catch mech for the back cover.
The new LG V20 will launch worldwide by the end of the month and will be available in Titan, Pink, and Silver. LG hasn’t out the prices as of yet but should be available soon when the handset becomes available.
- LG V20 announced with a 5.7″ display, Snapdragon 820, & Android Nougat(vr-zone.com)
- LG Unveils V20 Android Nougat Phone With 3.5mm Jack, Audiophile Smarts(macrumors.com)
- LG V20 Android 7.0 Smartphone is Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Processor(cnx-software.com)
- LG officially unveils its 5.7-inch V20 handset running Android Nougat(wired.co.uk)
- LG V20 Goes Official with Dual Displays, Dual Rear Cameras and Quad DACs(xda-developers.com)