The LG V20 has been in suspense for some time, even though LG has already announced the device. A number of interested buyers have been waiting for the V20 to arrive, and we now have reports that T-Mobile customers won’t have to wait too much longer — though the wait has already been too long as it is.
T-Mobile announced just yesterday that T-Mo customers can expect to see the LG V20 up close and personal on October 28th. The V20 is the first smartphone on T-Mobile’s network to have support for T-Mo’s Band 66 LTE AWS-3 spectrum, with the phone providing more coverage than any T-Mo smartphone to date. Along with the new device and its wider coverage, T-Mobile is also giving away a free pair of B&O (Bang & Olufsen, for those who want to know the specifics) BeoPlay H3 headphones for free (a $149 value), though you’ll have to redeem your free BeoPlay H3 headphones by December in order to see the deal through.
As a refresher, the LG V20 features a 5.7-inch, IPS LCD display with a Quad HD resolution (2,560 x 1,440p), Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, 64GB of internal storage, an 8MP front camera, 16MP primary back camera, and a 3,000mAh battery. The LG V20 is the first Android smartphone to feature Android Nougat (7.0) pre-installed (not as an update, as is the case with the Nexus 6P, for example), though the new Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL both also feature Android Nougat pre-installed and are available for purchase this month (before the V20 arrives to T-Mobile).
The V20 also brings 32-bit Quad DAC audio to the smartphone world, a first for all smartphones (whether high, mid, or low-end), which means that LG is offering superior audio quality in its latest flagship. I wish LG had offered the same on the G5 (this would’ve at least made the phone appealing in some sense).
LG seems to be offering something different than a removable battery and charging system for the LG V20, though the company offered the tried-and-true removable battery for its G5 promo. The company wants customers to enjoy the high-quality audio, which is to be appreciated. Interestingly enough, HTC also offered its own pair of high-quality audio earphones for HTC 10 website orders, so Android appears to have an aim for superior audio quality this year. Even Motorola has added a MotoMods module for audio to its “modular,” Moto Z lineup.
We have yet to see a camera shootout of the LG V20, or reviews that tell us what this device will do overall that makes it stand out from the onslaught of high-end Android smartphones, but we’ll find out how good (or not) this device is when it arrives at local retail stores.
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