LG’s leading Android V20 flagship is now official. It comes as an upgraded and improved version of the successor LG V10 with much to offer in every perspective. After numerous of rumors and leaks related to the V20 smartphone, now we can say that it doesn’t feature four cameras but has three instead (would have been quite amazing to have 16MP and 8MP on the front although). The V20 sports a similar design to the LG G5 but dropped rugged design for a light-weight aluminum-based one and improves features found on its predecessor, V10.
The LG V20 sports a 5.7-inch IPS Quantum display with 2560 x 1440 pixels (513PPI) and another secondary display above the main unit and next to the front-facing camera with 160 x 1040 pixels resolution (the same feature can be found on the V10, but here the second screen has better resolution, the pixels density is the same 513 pixel-per-inch found on the main touchscreen display). The purpose of the secondary screen on the V20 phone is for showing notifications and alerts.
As expected, the V20 goes official as a marvel of a gaming mobile. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with X12 LTE with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory supporting expansion via microSD by up to 2TB. LG’s V20 smartphone is the first phone to come upgraded to the Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, and on top of the Google’s latest mobile OS, LG has implemented its own LG UX 5.0 user interface.
LG smartphones are best known for their camera features, and you can expect nothing less from the V20 flagship. Its 16MP main camera featuring f/1.8 aperture lens, Optical Image Stabilization, laser autofocus paired with an 8MP secondary camera on the rear also empowered with f/2.4 wide lens aperture will allow you to snap 4K videos like never before. As for selfies, there is a 5Mp with a large f/1.8 aperture lens and can shoot as good as the dual-front facing cameras of the former LG phone. LG hasn’t announced the technology behind the 5MP camera, and as you may know, more pixels doesn’t make a camera better.
LG’s V20 has the same top-notch connectivity supports featured on most of the world’s best smartphones of the moment. Features like 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC, USB Type-C, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, and Fingerprint. But also LG comes bringing some innovative features with the V20, the V20’s Hybrid Autofocus, is the first smartphone to feature 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC powered by ESS Technology , the ability to record Hi-Fi videos and Steady Record 2.0, to name some.
In terms of power supply, the V20 gets powered by a 3,200 mAh removable battery with Quick Charge 3.0 technology. The removable back side is a surprise, but personally, I prefer phones having a removable battery unit, easier to replace it. The V20 will start retailing starting by October. There’s no official announcement regard V20’s pricing, but lately, the V20 was listed on an online retailer carrying the price of $799.99.