LG Challenges Apple With Its Top-Dog V20

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In a rather ballsy move, LG has announced its next flagship smartphone just a few hours before the iPhone launch. Dubbed as the LG V20, the new handset features premium construction. It comprises of clever use of metal and high-grade polycarbonate. The South Korean company claims that these materials earn it a military rating of MIL-STD 810G. After the disastrous modular design experiment with the G5, Button Text LG seems to be focusing back on aesthetics. Inspired by the BlackBerry Z30, LG’s new phone is quite a looker. It has a few tricks up its sleeve such as the button release backplate, which provides access to the 3200 mAh battery.

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On the software front, the LG V20 is the first device to offer Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box. Of course, the software is highly customised by the Korean brand. Don’t ask why, but the LG V20 packs-in two screens. The main 5.7-inch screen has pixel dimensions of 2560×1440. The 2.1-inch secondary display strip 160×1040 pixels sits above the primary screen. It is as gimmicky as Samsung’s edge screen.

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The phone has a peculiar dual-camera setup. The main assembly comprises of a 16-megapixel OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) module coupled with an 8-megapixel depth sensor. LG hasn’t gone out of the way to please the selfie lovers. What you get here is a 5-megapixel snapper.
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In terms of fire power, the V20 is backed by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset. it has 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage, and microSD card slot. Like all the top-end phones, the LG V20 has a fingerprint sensor. It covers all the essential connectivity features such as 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, A-GPS, and NFC. It sports a USB Type-C port and has 3200 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0. At this moment, there’s no word on the V20’s pricing.

Chandrakant 'CK' Isi

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