Google has yet to announce the official date of making the public version of Android Nougat available for download, but reports of the first non-Nexus device to be powered by this OS have already started showing up.
Just recently, we revealed that the LG V20 has received a launch date, but this was not specific. While the South Korean company had confirmed that the successor to the LG V10 will come in this September, we now have an official date for this event.
According to the latest developments, the new LG V20, which will reportedly be the first non-Nexus handset to come in with the new Android Nougat OS, has a launch date set for September 6, 2016. This event will take place in San Francisco, with a similar event taking place in the company’s home country of South Korea, but on September 7. It is possible that these events could be staged on the same day, or one after the other, especially when looking at the huge differences in time between San Francisco and Seoul.
Given that the details of the launch date have just popped up, not so much is known about the LG V20 handset, apart from the fact that it will be powered by Android Nougat. But given that this phone is coming in to succeed the LG V10, a phone that was highly considered the flagship model for 2015 with respect to LG, expect more power to be packed inside the V20.
With LG using the tagline “Play more” on the invitations sent out to different outlets, the latest rumors claim that the LG V20 could easily turn out to be another modular smartphone. This stems from the fact that the company’s other modular phone – LG G5 – had an almost similar tagline during its campaign – Life is good if you play more.
In addition to Android Nougat, the LG V20 is also expected to include the latest hardware specs and features, among them the Snapdragon 820 or the newer Snapdragon 821, a RAM of 4GB and onboard storage of at least 32GB, which will be expandable via a microSD card of up to 200GB. As for the camera specs, LG will reportedly ditch the dual-lens setup used on the G5 in favor of a new 20MP rear snapper and 8MP front-facing camera.
Google is expected to announce Android Nougat before the end of this month, with the next big thing from the company being the Nexus 2016 phones, which should also come at about the same time as the LG V20, but this is based on rumors.