The LG V20 is the second in the company’s V series of phones, which sits next to the more mainstream G series that’s currently led by the G5. The V20, like the V10 before it, is focused on content creation rather than consumption, highlighted by a bigger screen, higher specs and more features.
In terms of design, the V20 has dropped many of the rugged and tough features of the V10, and instead has a full aluminum build that’s sleek and simply sturdy. The back is removable to let you swap out the 3200 mAh battery, and also protects an SD card slot to let you add to the 64GB of internal storage.
Internally, it’s all of the best specs you want to see. A Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, a 2560x1440 IPS display, USB-C and a Hi-Fi quality Quad DAC.
Things get extra interesting on the camera front, where the V20 has gone to two rear cameras like the G5. On the back there’s a main 16MP f/1.9 camera with OIS, and it’s paired up with a secondary 8MP f/2.4 wide-angle camera that first debuted on the G5. They’re supported by a new hybrid auto focus system, though, and video is stabilized with new electronic stabilization techniques. On the front, the V20 has a single 5MP f/1.9 wide-angle camera, replacing the dual-camera setup from the V10.
LG’s new V20 will be coming to South Korea first at the end of September, with international availability shortly thereafter.