With the LG V20 having been officially announced recently, all that's left is to wait on a confirmation for price details from the carriers which will be selling the device, alongside a confirmation for an actual release date. Now that the device is out in the open, the release is sure to be soon and in the near future, but unfortunately there has been no exact time frame listed just yet. That said, everything else is known about the device from top to bottom, with all of its specifications and hardware laid out for the public to see. The LG V20, while not without its flaws, received pretty high praise from us in our official review, and that's because it's simply a great device and has improved upon last year's LG V10 in every way.
It has an improved secondary display, which is the most defining factor of the phone, that now allows for up to 24 characters to be displayed compared to the 10 characters on the LG V10. LG has also packed more functionality into the secondary display this time around so not only can it show you more stuff, it's more feature rich too. This is not the only thing to love about the phone, of course, as the LG V20 also sports a 32-Bit Quad DAC inside that can really kick out some quality audio when you plug in a pair of headphones. In addition, the LG has Hi-Res audio recording capabilities so those who like to use their smartphone for shooting video will get a pleasant audio experience here when playing those videos back, and the High-Res audio is made all the more impressive thanks to the app LG has baked in to take advantage of it. The cameras are also a big improvement, and the fingerprint sensor on the back is now faster than before allowing you to quickly unlock the device or authorize mobile payments with little effort. All of these features are great, but the design should not be forgotten, as LG has switched from using Stainless Steel and Dura Skin on last year's LG V10 to using aircraft-grade Aluminum for the LG V20, and the phone is MIL-STD 810G certified for drops. With all of these great features, LG has a compelling device on their hands, and one that will likely be hard to pass up for consumers.