The smartphone segment is highly competitive in aspects like camera and display.
This seems to have been a main reason behind LG focusing heavily on improving audio tech on its upcoming LG V20. The yet to be launched LG V20 is already set to come with class leading features along with the tag of being the first phone to come with the Android Nougat out of the box. Not satisfied with the headline features alone, LG V20 is set to come with Bang & Olufsen headphones as part of the box.
This feature will be truly appreciated by audiophiles, as there are a few companies that can match Bang & Olufsen in the audio department. In the last few years, manufacturers like HTC have tried their luck with partnerships of such nature, but this has not been hugely popular. The likes of Harman Kardon have worked to enhance the audio quality in a smartphone. It remains to be seen if the upcoming LG V20 will gain even more traction amongst smartphone users for this reason. However, the phone does not rely solely on such exterior aspects to make headlines.
It will come with a 5.7-inch screen with QHD resolution. As with the V range of smartphones from LG, the LG V20 will have the secondary screen just on top of this display. The positioning of this display has come under criticism, as it may not be of much use for accessing quick shortcuts. One of the best uses of this secondary display is to have a quick glance at notifications since this display is always on. The Samsung Galaxy Edge displays will have an edge in terms of quick shortcuts, but the LG V20 has the upper hand when it comes to notifications.
The phone is expected to have the latest generation snapdragon 820 processor coupled with 4 GB of RAM. Unlike the recently launched the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, a version with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage could also be on the way. This would make all the difference when it comes to taking on phones like the Galaxy Note 7 with its superior popularity from previous generations. The LG V20 is planning to make the best use of the Bang & Olufsen headphones by supporting 32-bit Quad DAC for the first time in a smartphone. This will ensure excellent audio processing unlike never before on a smartphone.