LG V20 is the first smartphone to run on Android Nougat, coming to India soon

LG has officially launched the first flagship phablet running on Android 7.0 Nougat at an event in San Francisco. It is called the LG V20, successor of the LG V10. While the V10 didn’t make it to India ever, but the good news is that the V20 is coming to India and that too very soon. Lets have a look at the specifications and features of the device below.

LG V20 Features and Specifications

Firstly, the LG V20 rocks two displays - one 5.7-inch IPS Quantum display that has a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels (Quad HD) with a pixel density of 513 PPI and one 2.1-inch IPS Quantum display with a resolution of 160 x 1040 pixels that has a pixel density of 513 PPI as well. It is powered by the latest quad-core Snapdragon 820 chipset from the house of Qualcomm clocked at 2.15 GHz. There is the Adreno 530 GPU onboard as well. It has 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, 64GB of onboard internal memory (UFS 2.0), that can be further expanded up to 2TB via microSD card. The V20 is the first phone in the world to run on Android 7.0 Nougat OS out of the box with LG UX 5.0 on top. It is the first device in the world to feature Google’s In Apps function, that will help the users to find content (contacts, emails, messages, photos and more) from built-in apps. The body is made up of lightweight aluminium (AL6013) that is mostly used in making airplanes. It also has Silicone Polycarbonate (Si-PC) on top and bottom of the device, to protect the device from drops. It is quite slim (7.6mm) and lightweight (174 grams), in spite of being a big device.

In the camera department, like the dual displays, it comes with two rear cameras - a 16 megapixel rear primary camera that packs in a dual-tone LED flash, f/1.8 aperture, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) 2.0 and 75-degree lens. It uses Hybrid Auto Focus (HAF) that integrates three Auto Focus mechanisms, namely Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), Laser Detection AF and Contrast AF, for both photos and videos. There is another 8 megapixel secondary rear camera with f/2.4 aperture and 135-degree lens for shooting wide-angle pictures. It can shoot 4K (30 fps), 1080p (30 fps) and slow-motion (720p at 120 fps) videos. We get a 5 megapixel front-facing selfie camera with f/1.9 aperture and 120-degree lens.

The flagship phablet from LG meets the US Military Standard MIL-STD 810G and hence can withstand a fall up to 1.2 meters with ease. It even has Hi-Fi Video Recording and uses Low Cut Filter (LCF) technology to remove unwanted background noise and Limiter (LMT) to set recording distance. The V20 captures audio using 24-bit / 48 KHz Linear Pulse Code Modulation (LPCM). It supports 32-bit Hi-Fi ESS SABRE ES9218 Quad DAC and lossless music formats like FLAC, DSD, AIFF and ALAC for an enhanced audio experience. Hence, this device is a dream machine for audiophiles.

On the connectivity front, it includes 4G with VoLTE support, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual Band), WiFi Direct, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS, GLONASS, NFC, Infrared port and USB Type-C. Under the hood, we get a 3200mAh Li-lon battery (removable) with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support.

The LG V20 comes in Silver, Titan and Pink colors. The pricing has not been disclosed yet but it will stay rolling out from Korea this month and is coming to India in October 2016. It will be priced above Rs. 60,000 in India for sure and hence may not find a place in our Best Smartphones under 50000.


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