The LG V20 has been made official and as of past announcements with LG the manufacturer love to tell us all about their industry firsts on their smartphones. The new LG V20 that was announced shows that the phone could be the first to launch with Android Nougat on board.
LG V20 Availability
The LG V20 is the replacement to the V10 which was released last year but sadly only made it into US stores with the UK market not getting chance to try it out. This latest announcement shows the phone will be available in the UK during the third quarter of this year, however as there is no confirmation on UK release dates we hope this won’t be a repeat of the V10 roll out (or not as we in the UK were left out).
Android 7.0 Nougat
One of the stand out features during the official unveiling of the LG V20 was the OS as this is one of the first smartphones to ship with Android 7.0 Nougat already on board. LG has worked closely on the LG V20 to ensure it flows seamlessly with the features of the latest Google OS and delivers impressive multimedia and premium user experiences.
Android N is going to deliver more immersive gaming and better battery power along with Doze and Direct Reply features giving users the options to respond to messages or update calendars etc through the new notifications setup.
LG Electronics and Mobile Communications President, Jung Cho, had this to say about their Android Nougat jump on the competition “We are excited to offer the first phone in the world to feature Nougat out of the box. The LG V20 upgrades and extends its predecessor’s cutting-edge multimedia features a step further, providing distinctive mobile experience and sets a new standard for premium phones for consumers.”
LG V20 features
The LG product launch gave a us a peak at many of the features on the LG V20 with the Quad DAC Audio offering up some serious sound quality on this device. This is another first on a smartphone with the V20 sporting 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC technology which, in short, delivers crisp clear audio in as near “to a live performance” experience when used with compatible headphones.
Apart from the ear-pleasingly good audio features the LG V20 features a 5.7-inch IPS LCD display as well as a 2.1-inch display, similar to that seen on the LG X Screen, where notifications can pop up without interfering with what is happening on the main screen.
The always-on second display will show important notifications and the time and date removing the need to keep waking up the phone which saves battery power.
The V20 camera will be a 20-megapixel lens with video recording at 2160p and laser focus and the Steady Record 2.0 feature to remove shaking during recording.
Other features include a fingerprint scanner, large capacity battery and 2.15GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with a 4GB RAM on the 32GB model and 6GB RAM on the 64GB version which all offer up a pretty impressive performance.
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Written by: Carmel Brown