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LG Announces the LG V20

After tormenting us with teasers across social media, LG has finally unveiled the LG V20. The smartphone is being marketed as a multimedia-centric phone, with LG claiming that it is taking mobile multimedia to the ‘next level’ with the phone. With the phone including Steady Record 2.0, Hi-Fi Quad DAC, HD Audio Recorder among other things, there could be a decent backing to the bold claim that LG is making.

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The LG V20, just like the V10, which it is the successor to, comes with a secondary display on top of the main display. The primary display is a 2K 5.7 inch IPS panel, while the secondary display on the top features a resolution of 160 x 1040, giving it the same pixel density as the primary display of 513 PPI. On the memory front, you have 64GB of internal storage and 4GB of RAM. There is an expansion slot that can support up to 2TB of MicroSD card. Just like the LG G5, the V20 comes with dual cameras on the back. the setup sees the first rear camera to be 16MP with F1.8 Aperture OIS (Standard Angle) while the secondary sensor being 8MP with F2.4 Aperture (Wide Angle). The front facing camera is 5MP with F1.9 Aperture (Wide Angle).

The battery is a user removable 3200 mAh unit, will be used to power the Snapdragon 820 chipset on this device. The phone supports Quick Charge 3.0. LG V20 is available in three colour variants: Titan, Silver and Pink. The back of the phone is constructed out of lightweight Aluminium, which not just adds sturdiness but also gives the phone a nice personality. The V20 is the first smartphone to ship with Android 7.0 Nougat and feature the new in-app search from Google. On top of Android 7.0, you will find LG’s in-house developed LG UX5.0+.

As for the availability, the V20 will start selling in Korea starting this month with the other regions getting the device post that.

The LG V20 is second phone being launched today, after the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime. Since we expect the iPhone 7 to be announced later in the day, fair to say, today has been quite a launch full day. Make sure you are following us on Twitter to keep up to date with these phone launch stories.

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Arpit Verma

When not admiring flying metallic birds and the science behind them, Arpit is seen scribbling with his keyboard, voicing an opinion or two about personal technology. He is currently using a Samsung Galaxy S7 and iPhone 6s Plus as his mobile devices.

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