Google may be the creator of Android 7.0 Nougat, but it seems the upcoming LG V20 might beat the search engine giant towards becoming the first major device to be powered by the new OS.
With a date already set for the official unveiling of the LG V10 successor, leaks have already begun showing up with respect to the design and specs of the V20. Apparently, the latest one to come from famous leaker @OnLeaks shows some significant design similarities with the modular LG G5, which was introduced earlier this year.
While earlier reports had quashed away anything to do with a modular design for the LG V20, the new leaks are exactly the opposite of this. Looking closely towards the leaked image reveals lines towards the bottom of the phone that could mean the bottom bezel comes in as a separate component, similar to the G5.
It gets even more interesting as the LG V20 chassis has a button that could easily be seen as a release mechanism for the bottom bezel. If this materializes, it is likely that we might see huge improvements over what was LG’s debut into the modular design, where users are allowed to detach the bottom bezel and remove the battery unit. This is where they can also add a variety of modules with differentiated functionality.
The latest USB Type-C craze will also be following the LG V20, at least according to the leak. But this is expected given that more and more players are shifting their attention from the slower microUSB ports to the speedier and more efficient Type-C ports. A good number of 2016 flagships already come with support for this type of connectivity, among them the recently-announced Samsung Galaxy Note 7, HTC 10 and even last year’s Google Nexus 6P, just to name but a few.
Apart from the seemingly modular design, the LG V20 will keep a huge chunk of the design language you see with the LG V10, which came out last year October. It is likely KG will keep the secondary display feature that made the V10 quite a popular and unique offering from the company. The renders also reveal that the LG V20 may retain the fingerprint position as well as screen size and resolution. Under the hood, the new phone will pack a Snapdragon 820 SoC and 4GB of RAM with at least 32GB of onboard storage for the base model. As for the cameras, rumors point to a 21MP rear snapper and 8MP front-facing camera.