Earlier this morning, LG released the V20 which is a successor of the V10. LG V20 is just another flagship from the South Korean giant after the LG G5. V20 brings all the new elements and the improvements that the users expected on a flagship phone of the year 2016, and also the improvements that the users wished for on the LG G5. The V20 looks beautiful, brings all the top-notch specifications of the present time, brings some of the unique features that you will not be able to find any other Android handset and a lot more. Let’s drill down the LG V20 features and specs to know what LG has to offer this time.
LG V20 Design and Build
LG V20 doesn’t follow the design language of the V10 or the G5, it follows the composite design language of both the aforementioned smartphones. LG has blended the design and build of the G5 and V10 together to build the V20. The V20 looks a bit like the G5 and also reflects the V10 design in it. The V20 is an all-aluminium smartphone which makes it look premium and also gives it an elite feel. LG has used the MIL-STD-810G standard for the shock resistant of its latest flagship.
The V20 doesn’t follow the modular footsteps of the G5. LG V20 still has a removable battery which may attract masses. The modular button now helps to pull off the back panel for removing the battery. The V20 brings the volume rockers on its sides, the fingerprint scanner goes at the back just below the dual camera module.
As far as the dimensions of the phone are concerned, LG V20 measures at 159.7 x 78.1 x 7.6 mm (6.29 x 3.07 x 0.30 in). The phone weighs at 174 grams.
LG V20 Display
LG V20 comes with a 5.7-inch QHD display with 513 ppi. An additional 2.1-inch ticker is placed right above this screen which acts as the “Always On” display and also is the 2nd display of this phone. The secondary display has a resolution of 160 x 1040 pixels. LG V20 runs on LG UX 5.0. Gorilla Glass 4 protection has been applied on the display of V20.
LG V20 Hardware
LG has managed to power up the V2o with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 CPU accompanied by a Adreno 530 GPU and a RAM of 4 GB. The phone has internal storage of either 32 or 64 GB and also supports a microSD card up to 250 GB. A 3200 mAh battery is placed under the hood. The V20 rocks a USB Type-C port for USB connection and charging. LG V20 supports Quick Charge 3.0. LG V20 has 4 DAC’s for better sound quality. LG will ship the device with B&O headphones in some regions.
LG V20 Cameras
LG V20 bears a dual camera setup on its rear. The primary camera possesses 16 Megapixels with f/1.8 aperture alongside Optical Image Stabilisation, PDAF, Laser Autofocus, and Dual LED Flash. The secondary shooter possesses 8 Megapixels camera with f/2.4 aperture. LG V20 is the very first smartphone which holds Qualcomm’s EIS solution based on gyroscopes. LG claims that the V20 can capture the videos with 24bit/48 KHz audio which will make the audio quality far better then current audio standards in the videos being recording using a phone’s camera.
LG V20 has a 5 MP shooter on the front which says goodbye to the dual camera setup on the front as seen on the LG V10. The camera has f/1.9 aperture.
LG V20 Software
LG V20 has become the very first Android smartphone to run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. LG V20 runs LG UX 5.0 atop of the Android Nougat.
LG V20 Price & Rlease Date
LG V20 will find its way to the markets in Silver, Pink and Titan colors. The phone is expected to go on sale by the end of this month. There’s no official word on the pricing of this phone, but we should expect it to lie somewhere around $800.
So, what do you think of this phone, specially after seeing what happened with the Galaxy Note 7? Will LG be able to fill up the space Samsung’s mistake gave to other smartphone manufacturers? How do you see LG standing next to the upcoming iPhone(s)?