The LG V20 release date specific to the US is reportedly set for October 21. Interestingly, Samsung will also resume the sales of the Galaxy Note 7 on the same day.
The US carriers will be re-launching the Galaxy Note 7 after the disastrous debut, thanks to the defective battery and overheating problems. Many handsets exploded when they were getting charged. Following which, Samsung decided to recall the defective units.
Speaking of LG V20, Evan Blass of @evleaks fame confirmed the release date of this device as October 21 via?Venture Beat. All major carriers in the U.S. will sell this device. Also, it is the first handset to run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
LG has made drastic design and configurations changes in the V10 successor. Say for example, the rugged design seen in the V10 has been replaced by a lightweight aluminum chassis in the V20.
LG apparently made use of aluminum alloy (AL6013), which was originally used in aircraft, sailboats and mountain bikes. In any case, the usage of lightweight alloy does not affect the tough build of the handset precisely because it maintains the same ?MIL-STD-810G? rating.
When it comes to configurations, the LG V20 features a 5.7-inch IPS display, aided by a Quad HD resolution. The one-of-a-kind secondary ticker screen exists in the successor as well. However, LG has expanded the length of the display and improved the brightness.
Under the hood, a Snapdragon 820 SoC powers the smartphone with 4GB of RAM backing it. This handset comes bundled with 64GB of built-in storage space, in addition to a microSD card slot for expansion
Furthermore, the LG V20 houses a fingerprint scanner at the back of the handset right below the primary camera.
A 16MP rear-facing sensor has been mounted at the back and it supports OIS, laser and phase-detection autofocus. To top it off, a wide-angle 8MP snapper helps in capturing 135-degree shots. These two sensors complete the dual camera setup of V20. In addition, there is also a 5MP shooter at the front for selfies and video chats.
Speaking of audio system, the South Korean tech giant has opted for four DACs to give excellent audio experience. The system also offers 75-step fine volume and L/R balance control. LG has also added B&O Play headphones as part of the device bundle. The LG V20 houses a removable 3,200 mAh battery cell with QuickCharge 3.0 technology onboard.
When the LG V20 hits the store shelves, you can expect the following colors: Titan, Pink, and Silver. However, reports suggest that the Pink variant will not be sold in the U.S.