Following up last year’s successful and unique V10, a phone that sported some interesting concepts and a super rugged build, comes the 2016 LG V20. The LG V20 sticks to the same base concepts as the V10 did but ramps them up a bit in execution. This time around LG has made the V20 almost completely out of metal and glass, with a large metal backplate that’s fully detachable via a spring loaded clip on the side. This reveals the 3,200mAh removable battery, a staple of LG phones and one that the company isn’t looking to give up any time soon. Removable storage is also supported here, so if that UFS 2.0+ speed internal storage isn’t enough for you, a microSD card up to 2TB in size can be added to the V20 for additional storage.
One of the defining features of the 2015 LG V10 was the second screen, a small display sitting just above the main one that showed little bits of info and provided a few shortcuts for users to quickly move between apps and actions without having to bring up an overlay on the main screen. LG has brought this back for the V20 and this time has nearly doubled it in size, bringing that 14 character limit from the V10 up to 24 characters able to be displayed at once on the V20. This on top of the 5.7-inch Quad-HD IPS LCD panel on the front and you’re looking at a pretty incredible combination of displays and possibilities. Let’s not forget the V20 will be the first phone to launch with Android 7.0 Nougat when it hits shelves in the near future too.
Lastly of course are the hardware features of the V20, and just like its predecessor this one is drop tested and approved for military use thanks to its strong and resilient build. LG has of course kept on point with the multimedia and creative features of the V20 too, bringing not just one but four 24-bit digital-to-audio converters (DACs) for truly high resolution sound that features 50% less white noise than the V10. Oh and let’s not forget that this will be the first phone to ship with Android 7.0 Nougat too, an important note that shows LG beating even Google with the latest version of Android! Don’t forget to check out our camera hands-on too to see just what all four cameras on the V20 can do, and of course our hands-on overview video is below!