Just before the iPhone 7, LG has just officially announced the V20 — the world’s first smartphone to come preloaded with Android 7.0 Nougat.
The LG V20 uses lightweight aluminum, together with a new silicon-based material. It passed the MIL-STD 810G Transit Drop Test for durability conducted by an independent laboratory that conforms to U.S. military standards.
The device sports a 5.7-inch QHD IPS Quantum display at 513ppi pixel density. Like its predecessor, there’s also a secondary IPS Quantum display on top at the resolution of 160 x 1,040 pixels. Powering the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with 4GB RAM and 64GB expandable storage.
Camera wise, the V20 has a 16MP f/1.8 rear camera with OIS and a secondary 8MP f/2.4 camera for wide-angle shot. Like the Xperia XZ, the V20 features Hybrid Auto Focus — Laser Detection AF, Phase Detection AF and Contrast AF – for both videos and photos.
Selfie wise, the V20 has a 5MP front camera with a 120-degree lens to take wide-angle selfies. The Auto Shot function on the front camera produces perfect selfies with its face detection feature, which triggers the shot when the subject is ready and smiling. There is no need to press the shutter button, which usually increases camera shake and the likelihood of a blurred shot.
The LG V20 is the world’s first smartphone to feature a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC, powered by ESS Technology. The Quad DAC in the V20 delivers clearer sound by minimizing distortion and ambient noise by up to 50 percent.
The HD Audio Recorder feature lets users capture studio quality audio with a wider dynamic frequency range using three high AOP microphones. With Studio Mode, manually control sound with easy-to-use keys similar to ones found in video cameras and use Music Recorded to create high quality audio suitable for auditions by recording singing voices over existing music.
LG also continues its collaboration with B&O PLAY to further enhance audio functions and design.
The LG V20 is running on Android 7.0 Nougat with LG UX 5.0+. Juicing up the device is a 3,200mAh removable battery, and it supports Quick Charge 3.0 as well. The device will be available in Titan, Silver and Pink colors.