LG launched its latest flagship device LG V20 today just hours ahead of the Apple iPhone 7 launch event. The V20 can be described best as an audiophile’s paradise. The LG V20 is the first smartphone in the world to feature a 32-bit quad DAC that should make listening to songs on good quality earphones a true bliss. The other major highlight of the device is that it is the first device to come shipped with the latest Android 7.0 Android out-of-the-box and thus comes with various features like multiple windows, quick swap between apps and much more other interesting Nougat features.
The specs of the LG V20 don’t come as a surprise and as predicted earlier the device features a top of the line Snapdragon 820 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM. It offers 64GB of inbuilt storage which is further expandable up to 2TB via microSD (as if you’ll need a 2TB SD card!!!). The device packs a decent 3,200 mAh battery and the best part is that it is removable and even supports Quick Charge 3.0. with a USB Type-C port. Sadly, there is no water or dust resistance.
When it comes to looks and design, the LG V20 looks more similar to the LG G5 than its predecessor LG V10. It sports a sturdy rear metallic body with polycarbonate edges and an MIL-STD 810G drop and shock resistant rating. The V20 sports a 5.7-inch QHD IPS LCD display with a second small horizontal screen above the main display just like the one in LG V10. This screen displays app shortcuts, notifications, etc., and it’s much brighter this time. Unlike the LG G5, the LG V20 doesn’t sport a modular setup and this is one move whose impact remains to be seen. There is a fingerprint sensor on the front embedded in the home button with a very quick tactile feedback. The device even features a dedicated button on the right side which opens the back cover of the device so that users can remove or insert battery or SIM card.
In the camera department, the LG V20 is almost identical to the LG G5. The rear camera setup consists of a standard angle 16MP lens with a f/1.8 aperture and an 8MP 135-degree wide-angle lens with an aperture of f/2.8. The rear camera offers rich features like Hybrid Auto Focus (HAF), OIS, Laser Detection Autofocus, Phase Detection Autofocus, etc. There is a wide-angle 5MP lens on the front with a f/1.9 aperture on the front for selfies and video chats.
The USP of its device is its audio department which has been designed by Bang & Olufsen. It features 32-bit quad DAC which can really turn your music experience into an absolute bliss on some good quality earphones. LG also claims that the LG V20 would feature an HD audio recorder which would enable it to record videos without any loss of audio. The device also supports dozens of audio formats including various lossless music formats like flac, alac, did, diff, etc. LG is even bundling a B&O headphone for the early buyers of the LG V20.
The LG V20 has been launched in titan, silver, and pink colour variants. Pricing is yet to be announced for the various global markets and we expect it to hit the markets soon considering that its primary competitor Samsung Galaxy Note7 is temporarily out of the scene. We’ll soon come up with a detailed review of the LG V20. Till then, stay tuned and don’t forget to leave comments below.