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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