LG V20, worlds first Android Nougat smartphone


There is nothing wrong with the title of this article, and no, Google’s next Nexus is not the worlds first smartphone to launch with Android Nougat. LG Electronics’ V20 will be soon.

LG released a press statement earlier this week, in which, the South Korean OEM confirms that it will be launching soon the worlds first smartphone to run Android 7.0 Nougat operating system.

“We are excited to offer the first phone in the world to feature Nougat out of the box. The LG V20 upgrades and extends its predecessor’s cutting-edge multimedia features a step further, providing distinctive mobile experience and sets a new standard for premium phones for consumers,” said Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics and Mobile Communications Company.

LG V20, worlds first Android Nougat smartphone

The LG V20 builds upon the premium and rich multimedia smartphone experience of last year’s LG V10. It will be tuned to take advantage of many of the best features of Nougat, including Vulkan-supported graphics for more immersive gaming while also delivering better battery performance with Doze. Consumers will also enjoy new productivity features such as Direct Reply, which lets users respond quickly to text messages or update tasks using the notification interface.

LG V20 will feature 5.5-inch Full HD display, it will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor with the Adreno 530 GPU, it has 4GB of RAM and 32/64 GB of built-in storage (optional). There is no word on its secondary display, however, giving the public statement issued earlier this week by LG Electronics where the company refers to the V20 as the “successor to acclaimed V10 offers more advanced multimedia features,” its hard not to believe that it will sport similar such display functionality.

LG’s V20 is also rumoured to feature a large 4,000 mAh battery, USB-C port, microSD card slot, 20MP main camera at the back, with an 8MP selfie shooter at the front and as mentioned before, it will run Nougat flavoured Android OS.