It has been almost two months since LG announced the V20. It made headlines for being the first ,non-Google, smartphone coming with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Yesterday, it was finally confirmed that LG will soon launch the device in India India at a price of Rs 49,990 with no information about the actual launch date. Though we all are quite aware that the device will come with Android Nougat, Let’s focus on the other features which LG V20 has on board.
LG V20 is the company’s new flagship of the year and LG is super serious about the V lineup after it launched the V10 last year. After not much successful LG G5, V20 seems to have all that LG has to offer. Talking just about internals, V20 sports a quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor, which is paired with Adreno 530 GPU. It comes with 4GB of RAM for multi-tasking and 64GB internal storage which is expandable up-to 2TB with micro SD card. So in terms of performance, you shouldn’t think twice and LG’s own custom skin takes, even more, the advantage of the processor. For detailed specifications jump here.
LG V20 comes with dual-camera set up with one being a 16-megapixel shooter and comes with OIS, Hybrid Auto-Focus (includes Laser auto-focus, PDAF, contrast auto-focus), f/1.8 aperture and dual-tone LED Flash. The second camera is a wide-angle 8-megapixel fixed focus unit. At the front, there is a 5-megapixel selfie camera. Based on the reviews on the internet, LG V20 has one of the best smartphone camera and is par with S7’s and iPhone 7. However, one should note that both the cameras at the back are independent and they don’t complement each other as seen on other flagships. The camera app on the V20 offers a manual mode for both image and video capturing which is always a handy feature to have on a smartphone.
Just as it was with V10, the V20 also sports a secondary display on top of the normal 5.7-inch screen. The secondary display measures at 2.1-inches with 160 x 1040 pixels resolution. So this secondary display can be left always on and is basically a permanent dock for quick shortcuts we use often such as Wi-Fi toggle, Bluetooth switch etc. It also performs a bunch of other functions but as of now, it is not much customizable. Although we are pretty hopeful that LG will release the API for developers to customise their apps to be put on this display. Though we would have wished that the secondary display was located at the bottom of the device as LG V20 is already a big device and reaching that secondary display can be a pain for people with smaller hands.
32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC
DAC stands for Digital to Analogue Converter and a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC means amazing audio output from the device. LG has decided to focus even on the areas which are generally left off by most of the manufacturers. If you are a music enthusiast, LG V20 is the perfect device apart from its already top-notch specifications and camera performance. Further, it comes with B&O Play earphones to take advantage of the high-quality DAC.
When was the last time you bought a flagship that had a removable battery with expandable storage? Its been a while. LG V20 is one of those rare smartphone in today’s time which comes with a 3200 mAh removable battery and unlike LG G5 you can snap off the back without turning off the phone. Also, the expandable storage which has surprisingly made a comeback in 2016 is there as well.