Meet LG’s latest: the V20
LG’s V10 smartphone was a solid device featuring a good design, wide-angle selfie camera, second display, and more. This year, LG is back with the the V10’s successor, the LG V20.
The V20’s design is a departure from both the V10 and the more recent G5. Straighter edges, a removable metal back cover, and little to no paint primer mean that the device has an emphasis on function over form. The back metal plate pops off, revealing a removable 3200mAh battery and a Micro SD card slot. USB Type C is present, too.
LG has been placing a special focus on its devices’ cameras lately, and the V20 is no exception. The rear camera (or shall we say, cameras) are capable of taking both standard and wide-angle shots. Wide-angle selfies are possible too, as the company has unified the two previous front-facing cameras into a single wide-angle version. Nice.
A 5.7″ 1440p Quantum IPS LCD display adorns the device. There’s the secondary ticker display, too.
A Snapdragon 820 chip powers the V20, the same processor that powers other top phones like the US Galaxy Note 7 and the LG G5. The Adreno 530 is the device’s GPU, and 4GB of RAM should make for a smooth software experience. A rear-mounted fingerprint scanner adds to the premium package.
The V20 is the first device to come with Android Nougat out of the box, enabling some slick new features such as native split-screen multitasking. Of course, LG has tossed on a version of its own Android skin that looks quite similar to that on the G5.
All things considered, the V20 looks like a powerful, feature-focused phone that definitely has the potential to lure many customers away from the recall-infected Galaxy Note 7. What’s your take?