LG V20 gets a U.S. release date
posted by Ben R. / Sep 19, 2016, 2:12 PM
U.S. carriers are expected to re-launch the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. That's still another month away, and this six-week delay between announcement and retail is far from ideal. As well as the obvious presence of the iPhone 7 / 7 Plus, a number of new devices are expected to be announced and or released over the next four weeks, which means that many prospective V20 owners will have instead opted for a rival.Incidentally, the purported October 21st release date is the exact same day as
The LG V20 certainly does have a lot going for it, including a vibrant 5.7-inch display, a nifty second screen, some high-res audio tech and plenty of firepower to boot. But after a fair amount of hype and anticipation in the run-up to its announcement, this long period of nothingness will surely have hindered some of its momentum.
Do you still have your eye on the V20? Moreover, are you willing to wait a month for its arrival? Be sure to join the conversation via the comments.
- Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
- Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3200 mAh(14.17h talk time)
Posts: 1863; Member since: Nov 17, 2011
Eh. I really loathe LG for this but no other phone has the feature set of the V20 so I'll wait but grudgingly. Stupid LG. What a boneheaded launch. Ok I'm done.
posted on Sep 19, 2016, 2:26 PM 7
Posts: 193; Member since: Feb 11, 2012
So my G4 just started the boot loop issue, and I need a new phone now....if I have to wait till Oct 21st then I may just buy the Note 7.....why announce a phone then wait so long to release it???? Its like LG is setting themselves up to fail.
posted on Sep 19, 2016, 2:27 PM 2
Posts: 64; Member since: Jun 09, 2015
I've tried many products over the years in LGs product line, beyond just phones. Too many quirks and problems. Updates to my G3 were disastrous. No more LG for me. I really hope the Pixel phones don't disappoint.
posted on Sep 19, 2016, 2:39 PM 0
Posts: 1448; Member since: Oct 27, 2011
I will die saying this, No one beats Apple at announcing a phone and then launching it. What a stupid move to announce a phone then release it two months after. I get it's not ready and they have to iron out the issues, but you shouldn't reveal anything and keep the mystery going.
posted on Sep 19, 2016, 2:53 PM 4
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I agree Apple does a great job but I'm waiting a month for my new iPhone. It's getting harder and harder to get iPhones at launch
posted on Sep 19, 2016, 3:09 PM 0
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While I didn't get my black iPhone 7 Plus on launch day it's actually being delivered today. Played it right by picking the 256GB version at 2AM Friday morning. So if I'm still team iPhone in 2017 I'm doing it the same way.
posted on Sep 20, 2016, 1:34 AM 0
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Except that ONE time HTC announced the HTC One M7 and had it available the next day. That was epic.
posted on Sep 19, 2016, 3:51 PM 1
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This is the dumbest move made. For too wait so long. They have chance Sammies would come to there V20!!! Poor marketing skills. I'm going 2 my Note 7. I was onboard. Not now. Too other phones coming. I hope I'm alone with this opinion ?
posted on Sep 19, 2016, 4:51 PM 1
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This is such a bizarre period of time given the unfortunate Note 7 issue. Samsung has an iron grip on the Android world. This is the perfect opportunity for some OEMs to capitalize on Samsung's misfortune. The Samsung/Android grip is so tight, you walk into most stores and there's virtually no other Android offerings. It's almost as if the HTC 10 was set up to bomb before it was even released. There was no marketing. I've literally only seen one on display - ever. After checking out all four carriers and Best Buy. Couldn't even get my paws on one to play with if I wanted to buy it (which it was on my radar). And it looked like a damn good phone. Tmobile isn't even selling it anymore. Yet they have mass displays of refurnished Note 3s and S5 phones? The V20 will be a little blip on the Android radar. When it could have swooped in and eaten up some of the Note 7 sales. It almost feels as if these other Android OEMs don't have the confidence to try. Do they not have the money to market like Samsung? So what's going to happen with Android this fall? Many will exchange or repurchase the Note 7. But many won't. The S7 brothers aren't gonna be able to keep up the steam they once had understandably (been around for 7-8 months). It will be interesting to observe. Based on observing the large amount of people I deal with on a daily basis, people aren't as willing to jump ecosystems as some might think. The iOS people in my life are all comfortable and basically refuse to make the jump to Android. And vice versa. Out of the hundreds of people in my community, it's quite the rarity to see someone jump from Android to Apple or vice versa. It's going to be an interesting period coming up. Which I find exciting.
posted on Sep 19, 2016, 10:18 PM 1
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