It only takes one smartphone to turn around the fortunes for any company and it will not be wrong to say the LG is pinning many of its hopes on the LG V20’s successful launch on September 6. Now, several renders of company’s upcoming smartphone have leaked online and give us a closer look of the device.
The South Korean company has been boasting about the audio and video playback capabilities of the smartphone, most recently revealing the audio will be powered by B&O Play, but also doesn’t fail to remind everyone from time to time that it will be the first phone to run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. However, one interesting aspect about the leaked renders is that they show that the company might be sticking with the second screen feature, which was introduced with LG V10 last year.
The presence of the second screen has been depicted in the renders of the phone spotted by Droid Life as well as in the render leaked by famous tipster Evan Blass. Further, in the renders spotted by Droid Life, the phone can be seen sporting a dual-camera setup with dual-LED sitting right beside it.
Although, there were suggestions that the smartphone might be modular, the leaked renders do not give any indication of modularity like on LG’s G5 smartphone. As pointed out by The Next Web, the lower portion of the smartphone does not look big enough to be easily swappable and therefore the company might have changed its mind about the feature.
Even though the timing of the leaks and credibility of Evan Blass do suggest that the final build might be closer to the renders, we will still have to wait till September 6 to confirm whether the smartphone will actually sport the leaked features.
Earlier this week, Google started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat for its Nexus smartphones and not only did the search giant release it earlier than usual, it also broke its tradition of launching platform lead devices for the new OS. Google also confirmed the LG V20 will be the first new smartphone to run Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box.