There were many reports claiming that LG’s upcoming V20 will be the first smartphone that will come pre-installed with Android 7.0 Nougat, but it was hard to believe, because usually, when Google released a new Android OS, it introduces it alongside its Nexus devices. But when the confirmation comes from Google, all doubts are removed and this brings joy to LG fans who want to ditch the V10 and buy its successor.
Google has posted on its official page the following message: “Introducing The New LG V20. The first new smartphone that comes with Android Nougat, right out of the box. Coming soon.”, without showing a real image of the upcoming device. Customers will be able to pre-order it starting on September 14, then the device will hit the stores on September 23. However, LG will unveil it on September 6, during an event that will take place in San Francisco.
As for the specs of the V20, here’s what you can expect: its dimensions will be
159.5 x 78.1 x 8.8 mm, the screen will have the same size as its predecessor, 5.7-inch, and will support 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution at 515 ppi, and on top of it will be placed the interesting secondary screen with a diagonal of 2.1-inch and which supports 160 x 1040 pixels.
It will have the same grippy rubber back and under the hood, it will house a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 chipset that will be powered by a quad-core (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo) processor that will be backed by Adreno 530 graphics and 4GB of RAM if opted for the variant with 32GB or 64GB of storage, or 6GB if you buy the 128GB variant.
LG has upgraded both cameras, so the primary one supports now 20MP, but it offers all features that were added to the previous model, while the duo camera from the front side supports 8MP. The battery capacity was also increased from 3000mAh to 4000mAh.