The LG V20 is, of course, official and you hopefully ran through our first look video of it, but we know that more than a handful of you are probably curious about official specs. Since this is the newest V-line member from LG, you know they packed in a bunch of extra goodies that most smartphones aren’t going to have.
Outside of the 5.7-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM, and 64GB base storage, you get a secondary display, HiFi DAC (32-bit), dual cameras, intense multi-media software features, and a body made of AL6013 steel that is found in aircraft. Oh, let’s also not forget that this is the first phone to run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
This is the newest “things and stuff” phone from LG that isn’t really messing around much, just like last year’s model. (more…)
The LG V20 may have leaked here and there over the past few weeks as we led up until tonight’s official unveiling in San Francisco, but I think it’s clear that LG still kept some goodies locked up for a surprise. Not only does the V20 improve over the V10 in every category, it really has become the ultimate media nerd toy for both video and audio elitists. (more…)
Well, here’s the LG V20, at least according to Ballistic who have posted up renders of the device suited up in the Elsa Jewel Case. Published to the Petra website, where the case is available for purchase ($20), we get a clear look at what the V20 might have to offer.
From what these renders show us, LG is sticking with its custom skin (no surprise there), even though the device will be the first to launch with Android 7.0 “Nougat.” Additionally, the device will most definitely come with a secondary display on the frontside. (more…)
Announced today, LG is partnering with B&O PLAY (Bang & Olufsen) to create a “premium sound experience” for the upcoming LG V20 smartphone. Apparently, this sound experience will be so premium that it’s described as something we have “have never heard before.” If that doesn’t remotely excite you, nothing will. (more…)
For the most part, living in the US has its perks, but not when it comes to beta testing upcoming OS updates. Over the years, we have seen major OS updates hit Poland, South Korea, and other various markets well ahead of any US penetration. Today, that trend continues, as LG has opened up a very limited beta test for Nougat to G5 owners.
According to LG, this beta is limited to just 2,000 people, which is virtually nobody. To get the update, select G5 owners must download the OS Preview application from Google Play, but again, if you are reading this in the US, don’t bother trying to download the app because you won’t find it. (more…)
When LG announced the V10 last year, I poked a bit of fun at the phone for having lots of new “things and stuff” to try and grab headlines. That wasn’t so much a jab at LG for tossing everything they could think of at the wall and hoping it stuck…actually, that’s exactly what I was doing. As it turns out, some of that “things and stuff” actually did stick and amounted to a really good phone that I, along with plenty of others, surprisingly enjoyed.
One of the items that really stood out to audiophiles in the building was the 32-bit Hi-Fi DAC included in the phone. While I will never claim to be a serious audio person, just do a quick Google search for “LG V10 audio” and you know that this phone is a serious player in the audio department. With the upcoming LG V20, LG is focusing on audio once again and is telling us that it will be the “first smartphone in the industry” to feature a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC from ESS Technology. (more…)
If you happen to own a LG V10 on T-Mobile, be on the lookout for a new update to software version H90120j. Inside, you will be treated to a Google security update, as well as fixes to the “software stability.” (more…)
According to Android Authority, in “collaboration” with the web’s well-known Onleaks, this is the V20 from LG. No, your eyes do not deceive you, that’s not a LG G5. If these renders indeed turn out to be the V20, we are looking at another half year of LG trying to sell its customers on the Friends modular concept, which we have already labeled as somewhat of a bust.
Without diving into our thoughts on modularity just yet, let’s go over what these renders show us. We can see on the backside that the bottom portion is likely separable, just like it is on the G5. There’s even a button on the side of the phone, like on the G5, where users press down to unlock the bottom module from the handset itself. (more…)