After much speculation, LG confirmed in early August that the company’s first Android Nougat-powered smartphone V20 will be launched on September 6. Google since then has also confirmed that the V20 will be the first new smartphone to ship with Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box.
Now, the company has confirmed its plans to bring the LG V20 smartphone to India soon after the official launch in San Francisco next week.
LG India’s Managing Director, Kim Ki-Wan spoke with Gadgets 360 on Tuesday during a LG factory visit in Ranjangaon near Pune and revealed the company’s plans for the V20 in India. “I just few days ago [sic] made the decision to launch V20 [in India].” He added that the company plans to bring the smartphone into the country in a month’s time.
The LG V20 is the successor to the LG V10, which featured an Always-On secondary display and a dual-rear camera setup with a wide-angle lens. LG V10 was launched in October last year but was never made available in India. Instead, the company’s first modular smartphone, the G5, along with its ‘Friends’ debuted in India in June this year.
With just a week to go to launch, the company has already teased several features of the LG V20, including a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC, and audio powered by B&O Play. Teasers have also indicated that the smartphone may feature a modular setup, if going by the ‘Play More’ tagline.
Recent leaks have contradicted the modular smartphone speculation however, and point to the presence of both a USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack on the smartphone. Other leaked specifications and features include a dual-rear camera setup, just like the V10, as well as a QHD display with a display size of either 5.6 or 5.7-inches. It is rumoured to be powered either by a Snapdragon 820 or Snapdragon 821 SoC, coupled with 4GB of RAM.
We will have to wait for the official launch of the LG V20 to know the entire set of specifications. The event is scheduled to happen in San Francisco on September 6.