After teasing it for quite some time, LG has finally made the LG V20 official. At an event held in San Francisco, the company announced the device. The smartphone will be available in Titan, Silver, and Pink color options from this month in Korea. LG has not yet revealed the pricing and the availability of the device in other regions.
The device body has been made up of lightweight aluminum (AL6013 metal, which is used in aircraft) with Silicone Polycarbonate (Si-PC) on the top and end of the phone that can shield it from external damages. Its resistance level even meets the US Military Standard MIL-STD 810G to endure a drop of up to 1.2 meters. The smartphone features a 5.7-inch Quad HD Quantum display with a resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels with a second 2.1-inch second display with a resolution 160 x 1040 pixels, just like the LG V10. It is powered by a Quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor clubbed with Adreno 530 GPU and 4GB LPDDR4 RAM. It packs in 64GB (UFS 2.0) internal storage, expandable up to 2TB via microSD card. The device (as promoted in the teasers) runs Android 7.0 Nougat with LG UX 5.0+ on top.
LG V20 is the first smartphone to adopt Google’s In Apps that helps users search content from built-in apps – contacts, emails, text messages and photos and other apps. LG claims that in comparison to the V10, the second display on the V20 comes with enhanced visibility, twice the brightness, and 50% larger font size. In the imaging department, the device sports dual 16-megapixel and 8-megapixel rear cameras with former equipped with Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) 2.0, F1.8 aperture, dual-tone LED Flash, Laser AF, PDAF, CAF, 75-degree lens, 4K video recording and the latter with f/2.4 aperture and 135-degree lens for taking wide shots. There is a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with f/1.9 aperture, 120-degree wide-angle lens.
Regarding multimedia features, the V20 boasts Hi-Fi Video Recording. It utilizes Low Cut Filter (LCF) technology that eliminates unwanted background noise along with Limiter (LMT) that arranges recording distance. It also records audio using 24-bit / 48 kHz Linear Pulse Code Modulation (LPCM). It has 32-bit Hi-Fi ESS SABRE ES9218 Quad DAC for a clearer sound by reducing distortion and ambient noise by up to 50%.It supports lossless music formats such as FLAC, DSD, AIFF, and ALAC.
LG V20 Specifications
- Dual Displays: 5.7-inch Quad HD IPS Quantum display and 2.1-inch IPS Quantum Display
- Quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor paired with Adreno 530 GPU and 4GB of RAM
- Android 7.0 Nougat with LG UX 5.0+ on top
- 64GB (UFS 2.0) internal storage, expandable up to 2TB via microSD card
- Dual rear camera: 16MP primary rear camera and 8MP secondary rear camera; 5MP front-facing camera
- 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C, and Fingerprint sensor
- Measures 159.7 x 78.1 x 7.6mm; Weighs 173 grammes
- 3200mAh removable battery with Quick Charge 3.0