The LG V20 has officially been announced as the successor to the brand’s V10 handset which came out in October last year. The new offering will be hitting the scene sometime in September.
Not much is known about the LG V20 as of now. The brand has confirmed that the smartphone will be running Android 7.0 Nougat right out of the gate when it launches. This will effectively make it one of the first non-Nexus devices to run Google’s latest OS out-of-the-box. The software is expected to be rolled out to eligible handsets in August.
LG is touting that the V20 will set new standards in the premium phone category with its expanded multimedia capabilities. Its predecessor certainly managed to achieve that goal to a certain extent thanks to its unique dual front cameras and dual displays setup.
The former allows for 120-degree wide-angle selfies, while the latter fixes an additional screen on top of the main one to view notifications quickly. The second has notably made its way to other LG phones like the X Screen. It’ll be interesting to see what the upcoming handset does to improve upon its previous variant.
Google seems to be continuing its years-spanning partnership with LG after the manufacturer produced 3 Nexus phones for the search giant. In a press release, the South Korean brand stated that the two are working in close cooperation to equip the new phone with Android 7.0 Nougat.
The LG V20 may come out during IFA 2016 which takes place from September 4 to 9. We’ll keep you updated as and when more information about the device trickles in until its launch.