When LG announced the V20 in September it was unknown whether it would officially grace our shores. The phone not only has high end specs but also was going to be the first phone launched that ran Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. The bad news is that they will have been beaten to the Nougat punch by the Pixels (well, they will have by Thursday) but the good news is that it IS going to be landing in Australia, and soon!
LG have today announced that the LG V20 will be available in Australia from Tuesday 8th November at JB Hifi for $1099.
The LG V20 promises to be a top notch device with 4K video recording, manual mode in the camera and also a feature LG are calling Steady Record 2.0 which uses (similar to the Google Pixel) Electronic Image Stabilisation and Digital Image Stabilisation in post-processing to create a smoother recording. The front facing camera is also great for selfies offering a wide-angle lens, capturing up to 120 degrees of information. In partnering with Band & Olufen’s PLAY brand, they have also created a device capable of high quality audio. It has the ability to record Hi-Fi audio and supports optimal playback quality with Hi-Fi Quad DAC to help minimise distortion and background noise.
The aluminium-bodied V20 will run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and comes with a removable battery. Unlike many Australian devices, the V20 will also include dual 3G/4G sim slots, as well as a separate expandable micro SD (up to 2TB) slot that can be used in conjunction with dual sim slots.
|Key Specifications:||LG V20|
|Release date||November 2016|
|Screen technology||IPS LCD|
|Resolution||2,560 x 1,440|
|Rear camera||16MP/8MP (Wide Angle)|
|MicroSD||Yes, Up to 2TB|
|Android OS||Android 7.0|
|Vendor skin||LG UX 5.0|
|Dimensions||159.7 x 78.1 x 7.6mm|
Arriving on November 8 at JB HiFi, it could well be the device for those who wanted a high end device but were put off by the price of some other high end phones. We are hoping to check it out with a review unit soon.
***UPDATE: Thanks to Julz K below it seems that JB Hifi have this phone as listed as being available for purchase from November 3. While our information came straight from LG Mobile Communications Australia, JB Hifi may have decided that the earlier date suits them better. Sounds good to me!