LG will unveil the V20 on the 6th of September in San Francisco. The LG V20 will be the first phone to ship with Android 7.0 Nougat.
The biggest question on most people’s minds is whether LG’s somewhat-failed attempt at modularity with the G5 will reappear with the V20. While our source can’t confirm these details exactly, the renders do reveal a button on the right that looks suspiciously like the module release button on the G5. Furthermore, there appears to be a bottom lip, which could be removable just like the LG G5 as well.
LG itself has confirmed that the V20 will run Android 7.0 Nougat, which given its September launch should make it one of the first phones with the software. In fact it’s looking like it will land before the new Nexus handsets, potentially making it the first ‘new’ phone to land with Nougat.
According to several reports, the camera is likely to feature quite the hump and our source suggests the handset will be 7.7 mm thick, apart from at the thickest part of the camera, which measures 8.8 mm.The camera itself also appears to have what could be a secondary camera lens – just like the LG G5 – and moving to the front, it seems the dual camera array on the front from the original V10 has been scrapped. The LG V20 measures 159.5 mm tall and 78.1 mm wide, which makes it around the same height, but considerably narrower than the LG V10.
Moving around the rest of the phone, we can also see the power button remains on the rear – likely with a fingerprint sensor embedded in it – where as the volume keys have been moved to the left, just like with the LG G5. It seems that LG’s iconic rear power and volume layout could be a thing of the past.
Rumors are coming for the LG V20 suggesting that it might actually be a downgrade on the LG V10. According to Sedaily the V20 has a 5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 screen, where the LG V10 had a 5.7-inch 1440 x 2560 one.
The LG V20 will have a 21MP camera on the back and an 8MP one on the front, which would be an upgrade (at least in megapixel numbers) from the 16MP and 5MP pairing on the LG V10.
The battery could get a boost, with a big 4000mAh juice pack rumored. That’s larger than the LG V10 or LG G5’s batteries or indeed most other smartphone units. According to Sedaily it will offer up to 320 hours of standby time and will charge via USB-C, with support for fast charging.
There’s a good chance it will be removable too, since the batteries in many of LG’s handsets are.
The LG V20 is said to have a Snapdragon 820 processor and either 3GB or 4GB of RAM. Both the LG V10 and the LG G5 have 4GB of RAM, so logically we’d expect at least that much here, but given that the screen might be a downgrade it’s possible that the RAM will be too
The LG V20 is also likely to have a fingerprint scanner, given that the V10 and most other high-end handsets do.
The Phone is expected to go on Sale in the US for $600 and will possibly hit India by October end for roughly Rs. 35999.