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LG V20: What we know so far

LG V20

Last year’s LG V10 smartphone was an innovative addition to the mobile market that (we think!) didn’t get the attention it deserved. This year, it’s time for the LG V20 and the second generation handset may just grab headlines all over the world…

The LG V20 looks set to be announced on Tuesday 6th September during a conference in San Francisco – and there’s plenty of speculation about what we might see from this new, flagship device.

Looking at the LG V20

The LG V20 will be the first smartphone that comes with the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system right out of the box. While the operating system’s full capabilities probably won’t be revealed until the next round of Nexus phones are launched later this year, it’s likely that the V20 will boast many new features.

As discussed in last week’s mobile news, Nougat for the LG V20 will include handy capabilities like Quick Switching, which allows users to multitask smoothly by double tapping to switch between recent apps. You’ll also be able to display two apps running side by side. Another new feature is the ability to reply to notifications without opening an app, not to mention Nougat will have a new Drag and Drop capability that allows easy re-organisation of apps, as well as a way to copy text between apps.

Notifications are also to be richer and will contain information about where they’ve come from. To keep things cleaner, multiple notifications from one app will be bundled together. LG has a also released a short and sweet teaser for the V20 which gives a few hints about the kind of style and features users can expect.

LG V20 specs & design

In addition to the dual screen that helped the LG V10 make a name for itself, the LG V20 will boast a dual rear camera. Leaked images also suggest that the smartphone will feature a circular fingerprint sensor on the rear, for easy unlocking. The same renders also suggest that the phone will measure 7.7mm slim aside from the slightly protruding camera, which will take it up to 8.8mm. As for the display, it’s expected to have a 5.7-inch 1440 x 2560 screen, just like the LG V10.

It also looks as though LG has put a lot of thought into audio, with the new smartphone supposedly supporting 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC capabilities. LG claims this will deliver headphone users a clear and crisp sound that’s a close to a live performance as possible. It’s expected that the LG V20 will also boast 64GB of built-in storage, a microSD slot and a Snapdragon 820 processor.

LG V20 release date

While there are strong hints that the phone will be launched on Tuesday 6th September, the release date for the actual devices is still up in the air. There’s a chance we may have to wait quite a while for the smartphone to become available to buy. Be sure to keep an eye on Tesco Mobile’s Hub for further developments following the LG V20 release date!