LG V20 becomes world's first Android 7.0 Nougat smartphone on the market, on sale from September 29

LG V20 becomes world's first Android 7.0 Nougat smartphone on the market, on sale from September 29

World's first smartphone to ship with Android 7.0 Nougat right out of the, the LG V20 was announced earlier this month at IFA 2016 trade fair.

Although previous reports claimed the the V20 might be the first Nougat-powered smartphone announced, but not the first to be widely available on the market, it looks like the handset will be the first to hit shelves, at least in one country.

LG has just confirmed that the V20 will be available for purchase in South Korea beginning September 29. Customers will be able to pick this one up for around $810 outright through any major carrier in the country.

On top of that, the South Korean company announced that in order to celebrate the launch of the V20, customers will be given discounts on various accessories such as a gift pack worth $185, which will be available for just $15. The gift pack consists of a pair of LG Tone Plus headphones, the LG Bluetooth Speaker (PH1), and a Battery Pack (battery + charging cradle).

A few other incentives will be available for customers who purchase the LG V20 in South Korea, but they are market specific, so these offer will most surely not be available in the United States when the smartphone goes on sale on October 21.

It's also worth mentioning that the LG V20 will be available in South Korea in three different color options: titanium, silver, and pink.

For those of you waiting for the V20 to arrive in Europe, we have disappointing news. LG announced that there are no plans to introduce the Nougat-powered smartphone in Europe anytime soon. However, there's a chance that some authorized retailers will be able to secure LG V20 stocks in the coming months, so don't despair yet.



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13 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Why does LG wait till Oct. 21 before releasing it globally... Many people who were initially interested in the V20 will not wait that long.

3. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Cause only Apple can announce a phone and in 2 weeks have it in stores GLOBALLY. Another thing Apple has going for..

5. Finalflash

Posts: 4052; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Apple is the only one that can sell the same phone to idiots for 3 years GLOBALLY as well. They just call it one number more than last time.

8. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Right, Finalflash. Besides, Martin Cooper's response had no correlation to my post #1 concerning LG. He just deflected to get another opportunity to irrelevantly praise Apple.

6. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Your response isn't relevant to my question about LG. Keep fanboyism aside, and learn reading comprehension.

9. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

i think the main reason this time is quality control .. the past 3 LG devices had serious quality issues even though they were great phones..

4. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1408; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

I have a bad feelings that Hallyu will rush in and get one

12. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

*feeling

7. tnuc2014

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

Believe it or not, the world is bigger than just the USA!!. If it's not available in Europe, then it can't be the first smartphone with N in the world!!

10. rsiders

Posts: 1777; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I wonder what the US pricing will be for the V20 though. LG needs to make something official by this weekend.

11. fancollo

Posts: 130; Member since: Dec 30, 2015

why is it WORLD first Nougat phone? It's only for american territory. so we in europe don't really care about a non-available phone. i guess the V10 was my last from LG. If they don't want us as clients, they obviously won't get us as clients...

13. fyah_king unregistered

It was nice while it lasted,LG. You guys suck at releasing phones in America. I'll wait for the fire sale when you are out of the phone business. We have to wait almost 2 months just to buy one.lol

14. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Well LG. Are you going to offer some accessories this time like you did with G4?

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