LG, the Korea-based technology giant recently unveiled their next killer flagship device, the LG V20. The device would be the first Android smartphone to be running Android 7.0 Nougat straight out-of-the-box. The V20 was perhaps the worst kept secrets in the smartphone industry as most of the details about the phone were unveiled prior to its release. The company first teased about this premium device last month and promised that the phone will be released in September.
It must be noted that V20 has beaten Google’s Nexus, or perhaps the re branded Pixel lineup of smartphones. The device brings back the secondary screen as present in last year’s V10. The secondary screen is similar to the Edge screen present in Samsung’s premium smartphones, Galaxy and Note albeit a little less impressive. The screen allows easy viewing of notifications and battery life and has a negligible effect on the battery. The secondary screen sits on top of the main QHD IPS front panel which measures 5.7in and has a crisp resolution of 2560×1440. Driving the device is a Snapdragon 820 chip which is coupled with 4GB of RAM to make it a well-rounded powerhouse.
LG has taken a special interest in catering to the needs of all the audiophiles present out there. According to the firm, the V20 is the first smartphone to be equipped with a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC. Furthermore, the phone also allows HD audio recording which is done through the phone’s three mics and according to the company, the phone can capture studio audio quality. In addition to this, the phone also allows playback of many lossless formats such as FLAC, AIFF, and Apple Lossless.
In the camera department, the phone is equipped with a wide-angle 5MP front camera whereas a 16MP and 8MP dual camera setup coupled with optical image stabilization resides on the back of the device.
The show doesn’t stop there as LG has coupled the phone with 64GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 2TB. To juice up the phone, the device relies on a 3,200mAh battery. In connectivity, the device opts for USB Type-C and to sweeten up the deal it can support download speeds of up to 600Mbps. The metal backplate on the device is removable and allows for battery swapping.
The device is scheduled for a Korean release this month with other regions following suit soon after.