It never had a chance.
Not the phone, just its launch. Announced overnight Tuesday at the annual IFA electronics show in Berlin, by Wednesday afternoon it was all but lost in a sea of iPhone news. That’s partly my fault, so I’m here to make things right.
Like the new iPhone 7 Plus, the V20 has two rear-facing cameras. But where Apple has gone for a “regular” and telephoto lens combination, the V20’s setup—like the G5 before it—is regular and wide. It’s a bit of a challenge to confirm this based on specs alone; Apple says the 7 Plus has lenses equivalent to 18 and 56mm on a full-frame DSLR, while LG says the V20’s wide-angle lens will capture a 135-degree view.
Other obvious differences: the V20 will ship with Android 7.0 Nougat (the first to do so) and has a removable battery. Oh, and also a headphone jack.
Notable specs are as follows:
Screen: 5.7 inches, QHD IPS @513ppi
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
RAM / Storage / microSD: 4GB / 32 or 64GB / up to 256GB
Rear / Front-Facing Cameras: 16MP & 8MP wide-angle / 5MP
And for a video hands-on here’s Michael Fisher, aka Mr. Mobile:
Who’s interested in the LG V20?