LG V20 price and release date (on T-Mobile) allegedly revealed

LG V20 price and release date (on T-Mobile) allegedly revealed
In three weeks from now, on September 6, LG will officially showcase the V20, a brand new smartphone that the company seems to be very proud of. While LG hasn't shared specific details regarding the release of the V20, it's probably safe to assume that the handset will be available in the US via at least two or three major carriers (just like its predecessor, the LG V10). According to a recent rumor, T-Mobile is one of the carriers that's getting ready to sell the V20.

Over the weekend, an alleged T-Mobile insider took to Reddit to reveal that the magenta carrier is planning to accept pre-orders for the LG V20 starting September 14. The new smartphone could be launched on September 23, though this release date isn't final and could change. Reportedly, T-Mobile's LG V20 is priced at $650 off contract, and folks who pre-order it will receive some interesting bonuses, including an extra battery, an "enhanced hand grip", and a "memory module attachment." The last two mysterious items sustain the idea that the V20 borrows from the modular design of the G5 (these leaked LG V20 renders suggest exactly the same thing). There should also be a T-Mobile exclusive bonus package comprised of 1 year of free Hulu subscription, plus 3 free Vudu rentals.

Naturally, at the moment, there is no way to confirm the info discovered on Reddit. However, LG itself said that the V20 would start shipping "in the third quarter" (thus at the end of September the latest), so a September 23 release date would fit the company's plans.

The LG V20 will be the world's first smartphone to run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, likely being powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor, and sporting a Quad HD screen of at least 5.5 inches. The handset should also feature a secondary ticker screen, a single front-facing camera, a dual rear camera, and a fingerprint sensor (on the back).

If it turns out that the LG V20 does cost $650 and comes with attractive bonuses, do you think you'll want to buy it?


source: Reddit via XDA

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  • 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. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

My best friend is gonna have an orgasm, when he reads this. To him LG is like crack.

2. jesus_sheep

Posts: 279; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

Still waiting for the G2 successor.

4. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

2014's G3 mate.

6. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

If it had FHD. That early QHD screen was power hungry, doesn't even have a self panel refresh! Everything else on it was acceptable. If it wasn't prone to overheating and audio issues I would have call it a successor.

7. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

lol I was just messing with Sheep, I think the G3 is awful. You didn't have to ruin my sarcasm Zee smh!

9. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

lmao mb. It's a jesus sheep tho! There's always a second coming for those guys. What do u think of the v20 render bro?

11. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Its cool and lol. Overall I think it looks good but I don't much like that black border.

28. HenryCo10

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 16, 2016

Im still waiting too :(

3. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

$650 is a good price. Hopefully that is the normal price and not the generous $100 off only offered by Tmo like they did last year with the V10 because if it is that would mean the normal unlocked price is $750.

5. Subie

Posts: 2415; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

"The LG V20 will be the world's first smartphone to run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box" If true, I wonder if it's just at tip of the hat from Google to LG for making 3 previous Nexus models.

8. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

WTF, 5.5 inches? LG is downgrading the V10's screen size to make the V series look confusingly similar to the G series, thus literally killing the G Pro series' successor! WTF

10. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Pa doesn't know the screen size, that's why they said a screen size of at least 5.5in. Calm down man nothing is final until the release or a credible leak.

23. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Usually, all the hardware specs have been leaked by the announcements. I am betting 5.5" will be the screen size. Some people will scream about the fact all hero devices are large screen phones, while owners of the V10 will be beyond irritated the successor is smaller.

26. ECPirate37

Posts: 345; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

I've got the V10 and been planning to update, but if the the screen is smaller, it will be a no-go. I already have a smaller screen phone in my Huawei P9. I really don't need a replacement for the V10, but if the V20 is great I'll buy it to show LG I appreciate the line, and want them to continue it. I'll actually miss the two front facing cameras as well. I know that may sound silly, but the difference between the selfie and the groupie is cool. Sometimes I don't want wide angle.

12. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Don't know how this will sell. The G5 kinda missed its mark. Probably shouldn't made this modular. Guess we find out.

24. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Modular is a great idea. Moto, now Lenovo owned, seems to have the better design for it, but I like what LG did. They just need to improve the software side of it and get rid of the gap. I love LG- they take risks.

25. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

100% agree. Lenovo/Moto are unrivalled in this space but I'm loving lg for daring to be different. Not these sea of same same phone everywhere, with little design tweaks

13. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

This phone looks and sounds like a beast.

14. insanity99

Posts: 104; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

I like the design except the design from the camera part. It's ugly.

15. KingSam

Posts: 1492; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Looks like a z10 on the front but I like the design.

19. davidsmith

Posts: 62; Member since: Mar 09, 2016

Must have :)

16. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Hope they improve the battery. V10 is a great phone but the battery is not that good.

17. jessy90

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

I hope the auido DAC come builtin if not that would throw me off. Im exited for this phone. Hoping for a bigger battery.

20. tyger11

Posts: 297; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

They've already announced it'll have a 32-bit quad DAC.

18. Elfmonster unregistered

Yeah I'm pre-ordering the v20 as long as it's 5.7 or more. I really want that Lenovo phab 2 pro but not without a replaceable battery. This v20 will replace my v10. I'm no lg fanboy but all I want now is a replaceable battery, great camera and audio. No one screws up screen or ram or rom anymore. The market now is: Do you want pretty/market leader? Then get Samsung or iPhone. Do you want an all-day driver? That's LG. Cheap awesomeness? That's ZTE. What am I forgetting? I'm sure I'm forgetting something.

27. ECPirate37

Posts: 345; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

I would add, If you want a maker that bakes in things from custom roms like "Screen record", call recording, scrolling screenshots, and tapping with your knuckle to accomplish things, go with Huawei.

21. Babert

Posts: 165; Member since: May 08, 2013

well if the handset is as minimalistic and ironclad as shown in the pictures, with a decent amount of battery and a good camera + an attractive pricetag. i'll consider it against Note 7. but if it's as cluncky as G5 with a mediocre camera and mehhh battery life, then... P.S 5.5 is a very good screen size, but it has to be very well calibrated!

22. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

If it indeed is going to be modular, hopefully the build quality isnt messed up this time again - no gaps between module and main body please! Also hopefully none of that primer nonsense they pulled with the G5

29. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

What the ****. Why Lg want another fail? G5 is not enough? Will be very disappointed if it is same like G5.

30. rsiders

Posts: 1989; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Loving my V10 and right now the V20 is the only contender for me upgrading. Note 7 is nice but the price is way up there and I lose out on the hardware features I still love like removable battery and IR blaster and the ability to add wireless charging with the swap of a back cover. You can just do more with it and I like that a lot.

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