The LG V20 was announced last week, making history as the first device to come preinstalled with Android 7.0 Nougat, even ahead of Google’s Pixel phones, which should be unveiled early next month.
Like its predecessor, the LG V10, the yet-to-be-released LG V20 has a similar design language that includes a small secondary display that sits on top of the main screen. This display plays an almost similar role as the Always On display used on the LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7 handsets. The South Korean tech giant also adds that the V20 comes with the best audio you can get on a smartphone thanks to the 32-bit Quad DAC.
As for the rest of the specs sheet, you get a main screen of 5.7 inches in size offering QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. As for the small screen, it measures 2.1 inches in size and has a resolution of 1040 x 160 pixels. Under the hood, the phablet packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC that is paired with an Adreno 530 graphics unit and a RAM of 4GB. There is 64 GB of inbuilt storage that is also supported by a microSD card slot that can hold up to 2TB.
Unlike the LG V10 that came with a single-lens setup on the back and a dual-lens setup on the front, the LG V20 takes the opposite path, packing a dual-lens system on the back instead. This has a 16MP snapper with f/1.8 aperture and OIS as well as an 8MP snapper with f/2.4 aperture. The former is a standard angle lens while the latter is a wide-angle lens. As for the frontal part, the LG V20 has a 5MP snapper with f/1.9 aperture. As opposed to many flagships, the LG V20 has kept faith in a removable battery of 3200mAh, which is still decent. You also get the latest connectivity options such as USB Type-C, Bluetooth 4.2 as well as NFC.
One major problem about the LG V20 is that it has repeated the same mistake the LG V10 did – it won’t be selling in the UK through official channels. Instead, the device will be available via unofficial imports for the specific who are willing to buy the phone. This report comes from UK’s Clove, which has also gone ahead to provide a channel through which you can “preorder” for a new LG V20 handset. The retailer further adds that it has yet to confirm the price details, but it will do so very soon.
According to Clove, the supplied LG V20 will be unlocked and SIM-free, meaning it can be used with any UK network that is compatible. Furthermore, the retailer says it will ensure that the units it imports have English language on them, have no carrier-associated bloatware and will also include a Clove-handled warranty.