The highly anticipated LG V20 has finally been made official today. At a glance, the V20 looks a lot more like the LG G5 than its predecessor, the LG V10. That being said, the LG V20 does still feature some of the V10’s charms; it even has a removable battery now.
The second display on top of the primary one is retained on the LG V20; the Korean company further elaborated that the secondary display is now brighter and has improved contrast. The dual-camera setup of the V10 is also present on the V20, but it has been moved to the rear instead, much like the LG G5’s two rear cameras.
And then there’s the LG V20’s most talked about feature: Android 7.0 Nougat. Evidently, this is the very first Android smartphone that ships with the latest Android update, which is quite a big deal. After all, previous iterations of Android made their respective debut on Nexus smartphones.
Android version aside, LG also touts the V20 to be a very Audiophile-centric produt: it is the world’s first smartphone to feature a 32-bit hi-fi quad DAC, according to LG. Basically, the V20 has four ESS-digital-to-analog converters, along with support for various lossless audio formats such as FLAC, DSD, and even Apple Lossless.
Rounding out the specifications of the LG V20 are what you expect from 2016 flagships: it’s packed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor paired with 4GB of RAM, a 5.7-inch QHD IPS display, a 2.1-inch 1040 x 160 secondary display, up to 64GB of expandable storage, two rear cameras (16MP and 8MP with OIS, PDAF and laser autofocus), a 5MP front-facing shooter, as well as a rear fingerprint sensor. The V20 also features a removable 3,200mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0.
The LG V20 is certainly an interesting smartphone, and in some ways, it may even be better than the LG G5: it does appear to be a more focused flagship smartphone. The V20 is set to be available globally sometime this month. Naturally, it remains to be seen if the V20 will ever reach Malaysian shores.