You asked, they listened. After what seems to be popular demand, LG has announced they will be bringing the LG V20 to Australia in November.
Launched as the first phone running Android 7.0 out of the box, that won’t actually be true when the handset launches next month with the Google Pixel phones launching here on October 20th. The pricing may be a little better though with LG very aggressive on their previous launches of flagship phones on our shores – and make no mistake, the LG V20 is flagship class.
Featuring a Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage the phone also has a removable battery which allows you to swap the 3200mAh out as you please – you know in case of accidents – the V20 has all the ‘right stuff’. The LG V20, like it’s predecessor the V10, features a 160 x 104 resolution screen sitting just above the main 5.7″ QHD display which you can use to view notifications or shortcuts.
The V20 also features great camera specs with a dual-lens setup including a 16MP sensor with f/1.8 lens as well as a secondary 8MP sensor for wide-angle shots. The phone comes with laser AutoFocus and phase detection and contrast AF. The LG V20 is also the first phone in LGs range to feature Qualcomm’s new Steady Record 2.0 EIS (electronic image stabilization) system which allows for smoother videos.
Sounds on the LG V20 will be phenomenal too with the first Hi-Fi Quad Digital-Audio Converter (DAC) and a HD Audio Recorder.
Full specs include:
|Key Specifications:||LG V20|
|Release date||November 2016|
|Screen technology||IPS LCD|
|Resolution||2,560 x 1,440|
|Rear camera||16MP/8MP (Wide Angle)|
|Rear aperture||f/1.8/f/2.4 (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|
The V20 will be running Android 7.0 out of the box, but it won’t be stock Android. LG has of course added their UX 5.0+ flavour to it which they say makes it a better multi-media experience. The LG UX 5.0+ helps with the features of the camera and audio recording and playback like the Hi-Fi Quad DAC and HD Audio recording.
In terms of availability, LG hasn’t announced carrier or retail partnerships for Australia as yet. LG hasn’t even added the phone to their web site yet. We’ve asked for more information and we’ll advise as soon as we have anything.