LG V20 gets a U.S. release date

LG V20 gets a U.S. release date
Whilst LG has struggled in the flagship space over the past few years, the firm could stand to capitalize on the misfortunes of its compatriot. LG is not getting too carried away amid Samsung's well-documented tribulations. Still, there's no question that a number of consumers will now be looking beyond the Galaxy Note 7 for their phablet needs. With the announcement of the LG V20 having taken place a couple of weeks back, we may finally have a firm U.S. launch date courtesy of Evan Blass. 

Incidentally, the purported October 21st release date is the exact same day as 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. 

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. 

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V20
  • 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)

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31 Comments

1. young0ne

Posts: 32; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

Looks like I wont be getting the v20 thats way to long smh

2. libra89

Posts: 2280; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Wow, that's a month!

3. rsiders

Posts: 1954; 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.

26. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

LG probably doing extensive quality test especially in the battery part if you know what I mean.

4. bassembm

Posts: 143; Member since: Dec 27, 2015

to late to get a piece of the cake , but sure V20 is a beast

5. Sprissy

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.

6. shield

Posts: 837; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

LG V20 is perfect.

7. gs200

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.

20. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Compared to the devices it was competing with at the time, the LG G2 was incredible. Since then, each one was disappointing. I owned a V10 for like a week before I got sick of it.

22. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

My G3 got faster for each update, what was so horrible with yours?

8. jellmoo

Posts: 2585; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I really like everything I've seen regarding the V20 so far (could be a phablet of the year contender), but damn is LG bad at releasing their hardware.

9. orlandonic77

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

No more wait..... I'll pass........I'm going back to iPhone

10. Derekjeter

Posts: 1488; 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.

14. EC112987

Posts: 1215; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

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

30. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

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.

18. rsiders

Posts: 1954; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Except that ONE time HTC announced the HTC One M7 and had it available the next day. That was epic.

21. Derekjeter

Posts: 1488; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Yeah that's true. Why can't they all do that.

27. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Apple transports it's devices by air, not by ship. So, of course the launching will be faster.

11. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Hey LG. Welcome to the party. Maybe it will be free of bugs.

12. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Great device with cool features. Can't wait for the review.

13. shield

Posts: 837; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

15. Chewsta

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 29, 2016

Dumb man. It can't be that long. Gonna release sooner

16. Lbird

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

I waited a long time for the V20 but if the Pixel XL comes out first and it isn't a disappointment I'll probably go with it, otherwise I'll get the iPhone 7 plus even thou I've always been android.

17. fyah_king unregistered

Sorry, LG. I was gonna buy the V20 but I got myself an iPhone 7 plus for $120 and s7 edge exynos instead.

19. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

Too damn long. Too many other very high end flagship options that are on the market. Gonna have to pass.

23. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Still hoping it comes to Sweden. IOS is a no no and don't want a Note7 after the exploding start. Maybe Huawei Mate 9 surprises me?

24. twilghtman

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 19, 2016

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 ?

25. TrackPhoneUser

Posts: 256; Member since: Oct 21, 2015

Really sounds like perfect phone, all but their UI.

28. MelvinPainter

Posts: 75; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

LG can never be on top if they keep this up.

29. whattabetch

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

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.

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