LG Electronics (LG) has unveiled a new smartphone in it’s premium V series, V20. The latest in its V series of smartphones. The new LG V20 some new features like Steady Record 2.0, Front and Rear, Wide Angle Cameras, dual camera setup, Hi-Fi Quad DAC, Android Nougat OS
Key Specifications of LG V20
- Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 Processor
- Display: Main 5.7-inch QHD IPS Quantum Display (2560 x 1440@513ppi) /Secondary IPS Quantum Display (160 x 1040@513ppi)
- Memory: 4GB LPDDR4 RAM / 64GB UFS Storage / microSD expansion (up to 2TB)
- Camera: Front 5MP with F1.9 Aperture (Wide Angle) / Rear Dual Camera 16MP with F1.8 Aperture OIS(Standard Angle) and 8MP with F2.4 Aperture (Wide Angle)
- Battery: 3200mAh (removable) with Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.0
- Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat
- Size: 159.7 x 78.1 x 7.6mm with Finger Print Scanner
- Connectivity: X12 LTE (up to 600 Mbps LTE Category 12 ) / Wi-Fi (802.11 a, b, g, n, ac) / USB Type-C / Bluetooth 4.2 BLE / NFC Network: LTE-A 3 Band CA
- Colors: Titan / Silver / Pink.
LG V20 comes with the 5.7-inch main IPS Quantum Display similar to screen in LG G5. The second screen feature that was first introduced on the V10 has also been improved. With double the brightness and 50 percent larger font size compared to the V10. For those of you, who do not know what it is. The smaller display is located above the main display allows users to easily view notifications and alerts in outdoor situations at a glance.
Second screen now comes with the Expandable Notifications feature. You can now tap a button on the Second Screen to enlarge notifications in order to check long messages at a glance and quickly send a reply or share information. This ability was lacking in previous model LG V10.
“The LG V series is a premium flagship smartphone line designed to provide users with the best video and audio experience.”, says LG
The LG V20, is powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 processor along with 4GB of RAM. The processor is current top of line processor available from Snapdragon and available in plenty of other flagship of this year as well. Samsung Galaxy S7, One Plus 3 to name a few.
LG v20 comes preloaded with Android 7.0 Nougat OS. This makes v20 the world’s first smartphone to come preloaded with Android The phone packs and flaunts a much awaited feature, new Google In Apps phone search function.
In the design department, V20 is housed in Solid Aluminum body along with some parts of Silicone Polycarbonate (Si-PC). LG uses lightweight aircraft grade aluminum alloy (AL6013 metal), together with a new silicon-based material Silicone Polycarbonate (Si-PC). AL6013 is metal found in aircraft, sailboats and mountain bikes. This gives phone an overall sophisticated look and solid durability.
This innovative material, found in helmets, reduces shocks by more than 20 percent compared to conventional materials. Looking at design material, looks like the V20 can withstand shocks easily. The phone comes in three color options Titan,Silver,Pink
LG V20 battery stands at 3200mAh with Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.0. Nothing revolutionary here. but one great accomplishment LG has manegd to pull is that battery is removable.
This removable battery comes as boon to many consumers along with SD card slot.
The storage can be expandable to 2TB via SD card. The internal storage of the V20 is 64 GB. The new LG v20 features also has all new camera setup.
With LG v20, company continues the rear Dual camera setup which is also used in LG G5 and LG X Cam. Both front and rear cameras have wide angle Lens. The wide angle capabilities of cameras means users get more in the frame and leave nothing out.
The 5MP front camera has a 120-degree wide range. Expanding selfie experience to take bigger pictures with even more friends. However selfie experience could have been enhanced with front camera resolution was more. The front camera features Auto shot which is common feature these days.
The rear camera features dual camera setup(8 MP + 16 MP). The 8MP rear camera with its 135-degree lens is perfect for taking wide pictures in many areas. The 16 MP camera on the other and has large aperture standard angle lens to captures sharp images with its 75-degree lens.
LG V20 has hybrid auto focus which is result of integrating three Auto Focus(AF) mechanisms – Laser Detection AF, Phase Detection AF and Contrast AF. This makes a fast and stable auto focus is delivered in any environment, in any lighting conditions – for both videos and photos. The same hybrid approach is being being used by Samsung and expected in new iPhone 7. This approach makes auto focus extremely fast and stable. Rear camera also has OIS()Optical image Stabilization).
LG also introduces Steady Record 2.0 with V20. This technology leverages Qualcomm Technologies’ electronic image stabilization (EIS) 3.0 to record sharper video footage while neutralizing shaky images.The gyro-based EIS is complemented by digital image stabilization (DIS) which further improves video quality in post-processing by adjusting objects across frames.
Another great new innovative feature is the new Hi-Fi Video Recording. LG V20 can record Hi-Fi videos and manually control the settings for perfect audio quality using options like Low Cut Filter (LCF) that removes unwanted background noise and Limiter (LMT) that sets recording distance. The LCF reduces background noise while the LMT captures audio in certain range only. The V20 also captures audio using 24-bit / 48 kHz Linear Pulse Code Modulation (LPCM), the same format used in professional video equipment.
The LG V20 comes with upgraded LG UX 5.0+. The prevous version UX 5.0 was first introduced on the LG G5. The LG UX 5.0+ is an upgraded version of the LG UX 5.0. LG UX 5.0 + interface runs on Android 7.0 Nougat.
The LG V20 also features Multi-window to display two apps at once in a split screen allowing users to drag text, images, and files from one app to another. This feature is introduced by Android 7.0 Nougat. Previously was available in Samsung phones.
LG v20 also has Hi-Fi Quad DAC(Digital to Analog converter). The Quad DAC in the V20 powered by ESS Technology, delivers clearer sound by minimizing distortion and ambient noise by up to 50 percent. It supports for lossless music formats including FLAC, DSD, AIFF and ALAC. The V20 delivers high-quality sound to any pair of earphones. A great addition for audiophiles around the world.
HD Audio Recorder
The HD Audio Recorder represents the next level of sound recording. This feature lets users capture studio quality audio with a wider dynamic frequency that surpass audio recordings on conventional smartphones. With Studio Mode, you can manually control sound with easy-to-use keys .
Price and Availability
The LG V20 will be available in Korea starting this month followed by other regions including India.However LG has not had anything to say about pricing. Information regarding other markets and launch dates will be announced in the weeks to come. We will keep you updated as when the LG V20 launches in India. For more tech news follow us on Facebook. Also comment below what do you think about the new LG V20.