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LG Officially Launches LG V20: Hi-Fi Quad DAC, Removable Battery, and Android Nougat

by Habeeb Onawole 14

The LG V20 is now official. Launched late last night, the phone brings along some new features while retaining some from the LG V10 such as the second display at the top.

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First Android 7.0 Nougat Phone

The usual norm is for Google to launch the new version of android alongside the new nexus devices, but this year was different. The new nexus (Pixel) phones haven’t launched yet but older nexus devices are already running Android Nougat.

The LG V20 is the first phone to launch with Android Nougat out of the box and LG wants you to know that. However, it comes with LG’s UX 5.0+ on top.

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Dual Cameras Out, Dual Cameras In

The LG V10 launched with 5MP dual front facing cameras and a 16MP rear camera. The V20 on the other hand drops one of the front cameras and adds an extra one to the rear. The camera in front is a 5MP f/1.9 wide angle shooter and the rear cameras are a combination of a 16MP f/1.8 camera with OIS and an 8MP f/2.4 135° wide-angle camera. There is also laser auto focus, PDAF, and dual LED flash.

Hi-Fi Audio, Hi-Fi Video

The LG V20 is the first phone in the world to feature 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC. The DAC chip helps reduce ambient noise levels by up to 50%. LG says listening to audio tracks will sound close to a live performance when using compatible wired headsets. Yes, the V20 has an audio jack.

The V20 also has Hi-Fi video recording which when activated lets you record lossless 24-bit audio alongside your video.

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Full Specifications of LG V20

  • 5.7” QHD IPS Quantum Display and 2.1” IPS Quantum Display
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Snapdragon 820
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB ROM expandable to 2 TB via SD slot
  • Rear cameras: 16MP f/1.8 camera and 8MP f/2.4 wide angle camera
  • Front camera: 5MP f/1.9 wide angle camera
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • USB Type-C
  • Cat 12 LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC
  • 3200mAh removable battery
  • Quick Charge 3.0
  • Dimensions: 159.7 x 78.1 x 7.7 mm
  • Weight: 173 g

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Colors, Price, and Availability

The LG V20 will be available in Titan, Silver, and Pink. LG has not announced a price tag and a date when the phone will be available for purchase.

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  • Vishal Giri

    latest and greatest from LG!!

  • rigge

    LGs’ V series are better than their flagship the ‘G’ series. Good news!

  • Ivo001

    Sounds pretty awesome, but I guess it will be at least $600

    • NextHype

      some say naked phone will sell for $650

  • PhoneFix

    I really don’t like the design how LG went with phones..

    • NextHype

      Yup, IMHO V10 design was better than G5… but they retain G5 design for their next V series model, that’s too bad. Yet V20 still is a tech jewel.

    • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz

      I was loving the G3/G4 designs, the G5 not so much, V10 was interesting and now V20 is just gorgeous.

  • bro-reac

    Am so-so-so in love but I know I can not afford one.
    If I could it would be pre-order now waiting to land into my pocket/hands.

  • willysson

    My next phone (3 years from now when half price!).

    • NextHype

      V10 price fall 30% 6 month after launch. I bought one $450 a few month ago.
      Let’s hope this one will follow the same trend ^^

  • Ionut Johnny

    Promising but the Mi might be better, at least for me.

  • Agree with PhoneFix… they should go with full glass front panel. This up and bottom part in silvery color doesn’t quite work for me (and I bet many). Also, lack of dualSIM will still make me pick up something else. But it’s like 95% there.

  • vamprittdeGamma

    Hey…. even cheap budget phone now are using OLED… this phone screen sucks

  • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz

    A pure innovation in this phone! Bravo LG! This is in my wishlist for the best Christmas gift. =]