LG V20 made history when it came in as the first smartphone to run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, beating Google’s own Pixel and Pixel XL to the crown.
Launched on September 7th, the LG V20 went on to start selling in the home country of South Korea towards the end of the same month. However, it was only after another month – October 28th – that the phablet started selling in the U.S.
According to the latest revelations, it seems the V20 has been received well in the country, with current stats revealing that the handset has sold more than 200,000 units already. This is just the figure for the U.S. market alone, but the phone is also available in other markets across the globe. Apparently, the phone recorded a cumulative figure of 20 million units in all markets.
The LG V20 is available through carriers as well as via major retail stores as unlocked models. This means that potential buyers have plenty of options when it comes to purchasing a V20. The surprising bit of the story is that the phablet managed to sell the said 200,000 units in the U.S. during the first ten days of launch. When compared to the phone’s predecessor, LG V10, this figure is double what the latter managed. With these figures in mind, the report says that LG V20 was selling at an amazing 20,000 units per day.
One might be asking – but why such huge success for the LG V20? Well, there is only one major reason behind this phone’s success – the failure of Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Like the latter, the V20 has a 5.7-inch QHD screen that fits the bill perfectly for those who were looking to get the Note 7. The phone also adds a unique secondary screen to the main display that basically offers the same functionality as the Always On Display found on the Galaxy Note 7. Of course, you will miss out on the iris scanner and S Pen, but LG compensates for this with a dual-lens camera setup on the back alongside a removable battery – features that are essential for power users.
Under the hood, the LG V20 matches the Galaxy Note 7 in every aspect. You get the same Snapdragon 820 SoC alongside 4GB RAM and internal storage of 64GB with room for a microSD card slot. The build of the phone is remarkable and it gets even better as the phone comes preinstalled with Android Nougat. Priced at about $830, the LG V20 is also slightly cheaper than the $870 Samsung was asking for the Galaxy Note 7.