At an event today in San Francisco, LG has announced the V20, the company's latest take on a high-end 5.7-inch smartphone. Running Android 7.0 out of the box, the LG V20 includes a range of the latest hardware, bringing along a lot of what we saw on the LG G5 earlier this year.
The V20 manages to cram a 5.7-inch 1440p display into a reasonably compact and attractive metal body. Like the V10 that came before it, the V20 includes an additional display strip above the main display, which can be used to display app shortcuts and text, among other things. Due to the use of just a single front-facing camera, this updated secondary display is larger than the V10's.
The hardware inside this flagship is exactly what you'd expect from LG: a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC with 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of expandable storage, a 3,200 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support, and the latest connectivity including Wi-Fi ac and NFC. There's nothing particularly special or unusual here, though we're always glad to see a solid range of top-end hardware.
LG has reused most of the G5's camera system in the V20. The same dual camera array is included on the back, so users can enjoy a 16-megapixel main camera with an f/1.8 lens and OIS alongside a wide-angle 8-megapixel shooter. On the front is a 5-megapixel wide angle camera, which is also capable of standard shots if you're not a fan of the fisheye effect.
The LG V20 still features a removable battery, however this time it's accessible by snapping off the metal rear panel. The phone features a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C, and a Quad DAC that pushes excellent audio through the 3.5mm headphone jack. LG is also touting "high acoustic overload point mics" for clearer, cleaner audio recordings from the array of microphones.
We're not quite sure how much the LG V20 will cost at this stage, however the handset will be available later this month in a flagship price bracket.