LG has confirmed that a new smartphone Series V will be launched in September this year, and also revealed the name of the device: the successor of LG V10 of last year, will be called LG V20. LG has also revealed that the new model will come with Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box, and it will be one of the first smartphone with Android N to come to market.
The confirmation came in the report of the earnings of LG the second quarter of 2016. LG is confident that sales of its smartphones will resume to rise in the future, thanks to the fact that new devices will be launched later this year. In particular, the company confirmed that a smartphone will be launched in the “V series”, expected during the quarter, as well as new K and X-series models.
LG V10 vs LG V20
The company reported Q2 2016 an operating profit total of 503.1 million dollars with 13.9 million smartphones sold in the period.
In recent weeks, the Korean site ET News anticipates that LG is working on a successor to its phablet V10, the launch of which could be started at the beginning of September, a year after the launch of V10, at the IFA 2016 trade show to be held in Berlin in the first week of the month.
LG V20 features
For the moment there are no precise information about the characteristics of LG V20, but presumably the specifications will be higher than or similar to those proposed by the V10.
LG V20 should maintain an exclusive feature of the V10: the secondary display located on the front at the top, next to double secondary camera. This secondary display, placed horizontally above the main display, is a handy screen to collect quick links, such as internet, contacts, galleries, camera, and more. Something similar to the sidebar that Samsung has integrated into its smartphone with curved edges, only that in the case of LG V10 the bar is flat and placed horizontally above the display instead of vertically to the side.
As regards the other technical specifications, LG V20 is expected to have a main display with Quad HD resolution, probably always 5.7 inch diagonal as its predecessor. To manage your phone may be used the chip Snapdragon 820 or the later version s821, since LG V10 is powered by a Snapdragon processor 808. The RAM could increase from 4GB to 6GB or staying the same, as well as storage should remain in 64GB or doubled to 128GB. It should be also confirmed the fingerprint sensor, perhaps an improved version.
Finally, with regard to the operating system out-of-the-box, LG has already indicated that it will not be Android 6 Marshmallow. In fact, LG has also revealed that the handset will come with Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box, and it will be one of the first smartphone with Android N to come to market. LG hopes the launch of new products will help to improve its performance during the third quarter.
For now these are all the news available about successor of LG V10, you soon with more updates.