LG V20 will indeed be the first smartphone in the world to ship with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, the South Korean tech giant has confirmed.
Announced earlier this month, the LG V20 is the successor to the V10 released last year. It has in the past been claimed that the phone could be beaten to the shelves by other handsets, probably the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones. However, the South Korean tech company has strived to ensure that it keeps its word of making the LG V20 the first in the world to be powered by the prestigious OS out of the box.
One little problem, though, is that this September 29 date only works for those in the home country of South Korea. The phablet can be picked for a price of about $810 through a number of carriers across the country. As you can see, this phone has a huge price tag, much like what the disaster-stricken Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and even more than the iPhone 7 Plus, at least for the base model. But LG has something sweet for those going for this early deal.
Apparently, there is a gift pack waiting for you as long as you part with just $15. In normal circumstances, this same gift pack would sell for $185 and inside the package, you will find a pair of LG Tone Plus headphones, a battery pack that includes a battery and a charging cradle, as well as LG wireless speakers (PH1), which depend on Bluetooth for connectivity. Since this offer is market specific, it is possible that those in the U.S. intending to get the LG V20 starting from October 21 may miss out on the same. Still, it is possible that LG could include the incentives for customers in other regions.
South Korean buyers of the LG V20 will have the phone in three color options of pink, silver, and titanium. While the U.S. release date is confirmed, the same cannot be said of the UK and the rest of Europe. In fact, there should be a repeat of what happened with the LG V10, but the phone will still be accessible through unofficial channels.