Last week, LG unveiled the V20, the world's first device to launch with Android 7.0 Nougat - the latest version of the Google OS. While Nougat has been made available for some Nexus devices already, the V20 will be the first to ship with it onboard - even before Google's upcoming Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones are launched.
The V20 is the successor to last year's LG V10, and like its predecessor, it features a distinctive, tiny, secondary display on the front of the device, immediately above the main screen. The company says that the handset offers best-in-class audio too, thanks to a '32-bit Quad DAC' (digital-to-analog converter).
However, the new flagship-class smartphone won't be sold officially in the United Kingdom. Popular independent UK device retailer Clove.co.uk confirmed on its blog that LG will not be making the V20 available for sale there.
Clove says that it will be offering the V20 for sale through unofficial imports for those who wish to buy it in the UK. While details of pricing and availability for those sales haven't yet been confirmed, the retailer assured potential buyers that:
- the units will be SIM-free and unlocked;
- the handsets will include the OS/software in English;
- the devices will not be carrier-branded, and will be free of carrier bloatware; and
- buyers will be provided with a warranty and support through Clove.
The LG V20's key specs include:
- Primary 5.7-inch IPS LCD with Quad HD (2560x1440px) resolution
- Secondary 2.1-inch display with 160x1040px resolution
- Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB storage (plus microSD card support up to 2TB)
- Rear cameras: 16MP with optical image stabilization, f/1.8 aperture and standard angle lens; plus 8MP with f/2.4 aperture and wide-angle lens
- Front camera: 5MP with f/1.9 aperture and wide angle lens
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Bluetooth 4.2
- USB Type-C port
- Removable 3200mAh battery
- 159.7 x 78.1 x 7.6mm; 174g