In the photos, the secondary display, which the LG V10 was the first to feature, is clearly visible and apparently is set to return to the LG V20. Image Credit: Aperture Games

The LG V20, the successor of the LG V10, will debut at an event in San Francisco on September 6. LG’s competitor for Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 will be the first-ever smartphone powered by Nougat, Google’s new Android 7.0 operating system.

LG has already teased customers with the LG V20 handset’s audio features, but the device’s final look had been top-secret material until yesterday. Notorious leaker Evan Blass shared on his Twitter account (@evleaks) a photo of the LG V20’s front.

Electronic accessory distributor Petra also leaked another image online on Wednesday. A white third-party rugged case for the upcoming LG V20 can be seen as well as the smartphone. Several weeks ago, there were other renders of the LG V20, but these two look more official and have confirmed the first ones which hinted at a metal body and dual camera setup.

Design and features

In the photos, the secondary display, which the LG V10 was the first to feature, is clearly visible and apparently is set to return to the LG V20. The display shows notifications, network connectivity and more.

Previous images of the LG V20 showed a thicker bottom bezel. However, it now seems that the bottom bezel was extended further down to make room for the LG logo. Even though it indicates the new model may not have the same removable bottom bezel as the LG G5, it could allow being detached for users to access its battery. Indeed it appears there’s going to be little space for any modular accessories to be plugged in.

But one of LG V20’s key points that have been officially revealed by LG is that it will bring the best sound to users. The South Korean company has made sure of that by working with B&O Play, which has many years producing high-end portable audio products and headphones as part of Bang & Olufsen.

The V20 set will include specially designed B&O PLAY earphones and wallpapers for the premium audio experience.

Rumored specs and release date

The first smartphone to natively run Android 7.0 Nougat will probably sport a 5.7-inch QHD touchscreen with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels and a 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. The smartphone is said to champion 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, expandable up to 256GB.

The handset is also anticipated to boast an 8-megapixel secondary camera and a 21-megapixel dual-camera on the back. The LG V20, which is set to house a 4,000 mAh battery, will be the first smartphone in the industry to feature 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC (digital to analog converter) for a superior audio experience.

The V20, LG’s new flagship smartphone, is scheduled to be unveiled on September 6 during a press event in San Francisco. It will go on pre-order on September 14 and become available on September 23 in the United States.

Source: International Business Times‎