LG V20 renders leak out, dual rear camera and metal body revealed

LG V20 renders leak out, dual rear camera and metal body revealed
While LG already confirmed that it would announce its V20 smartphone on September 6, it didn't share any specific details about the handset - other than the fact that this is, naturally, succeeding the V10 from last year. If you're curious to know what the V20 will look like, we can now check out multiple renders that allegedly show what should be its final design.

Revealed by reliable @OnLeaks in collaboration with Android Authority, the leaked LG V20 renders present a device that's seemingly made out of metal. Like the V10 before it, the upcoming handset sports a large main display, in addition to a a smaller, secondary screen positioned above it. It appears that the V20 ditches the dual front-facing camera that we can find on the V10, instead featuring a dual rear camera with dual LED flash and laser auto focus. 

The back of the V20, including a fingerprint scanner, kind of resembles the back of the G5 - LG's current flagship smartphone. We're noticing that, just like the G5, the V20 might employ a modular design, although we obviously can't tell for sure right now. Reportedly, the new device measures 159.5 x 78.1 x 7.7 mm (though the rear camera bump is thicker), so it's about the same size as the V10, which measures 159.6 x 79.3 x 8.6 mm.

There's no word on what processor is powering the LG V20, but rumors have it that we'll find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 inside, possibly aided by 4 GB of RAM.

According to LG, the V20 will be the world's first handset to run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. This is interesting, since Google will soon release two new Nexus phones of its own (usually, Nexus models are the first to ship with major iterations of Android, but not this time).

In the US, the LG V20 should be launched before the end of September, and we expect most relevant carriers to sell it. The new phone will also be released in Canada, and probably in many other countries across the globe. What do you think about the device thus far?


source: @OnLeaks / Android Authority

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50 Comments

1. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

4 cameras... thats interesting , give it better build quality than the G5 and a 4000 MAH battery and it will be a major win

3. Florin.T

Posts: 318; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

Where did you see 4 cameras? o.o There's a regular camera on the front, and a dual-lens one on the back. That's it.

4. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

my mistake ... i just assumed it since they said that there are 2 major features that will be imported from the LG v10 so i didnt focus ion the front

18. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

LG has published a statement saying dual front cameras will return.

21. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Had me spooked lol

39. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 928; Member since: May 07, 2014

These are probably fake renders regardless of the credibility of onleaks. When you look at the first picture, it shows the top side of the phone, but on the bottom it seems like there is no bezel at all. When you look at the second picture, it shows the bottom of the phone and you can clearly see the bezel, while the top bezel is not visible in the second picture.

2. alfieg40

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 19, 2015

Looks modular to me too, a la G5. Small release button on picture 6?

7. JustWantNewPhone

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 04, 2016

Modular again? Why don't LG change it to something like front facing speaker instead? :(

24. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

There's a module for that. (Or not, idk)

44. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

And i guess if it is modular, chances are it will lose its MIL-STD-810G and probably no way it will be waterproof like most people seem to want this year. Hopefully battery capacity doesnt go down as well like the G5

5. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

No! Looks like they changed the design language to a G5 like build, with a hideous camera hump.

13. FBIsurveilance

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 10, 2014

It's terrible! They don't learn the lesson. We want more of the old, not a piece of a failing new. Where is the steel chassis? Huge camera hump few loves, and that fragile looking front. People has been crying for a small 5inch V10, but we got a G5 instead. Now they got our hopes up with V20, but we merely got a bigger G5 instead. Should've called it G5+

36. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

optics only work so well. Come on you want a 5mm thin as hell phone...but then want the zoom and resolution of a 6lens optics to spread it out over the sensor without any lensing and other problems. Why do you think thousand dollar lens are NOT SMALL... either you get excellent camera with a hump for light physics or get a thin camera with ok shots.

6. DeRose

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

It looks like LG is done putting the volume buttons on the back. Sad :(

45. Alter

Posts: 232; Member since: Mar 25, 2016

Sadly, I think you are right.

27. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Hahaha xD. Thanks for the humor, +1.

9. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

looks good... but, cant they remove that screen's black margin, and make it all black, or all silver btw, what is that in right side of phone? camera button? but its looks like a port :-/

19. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Module removal button.

10. Zidhin

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 06, 2016

5th pic seems a bit awkward....the modularity is at the top

25. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Looks like the modularity could be at the top AND bottom, Darth Maul style.

31. Epicness1o1

Posts: 309; Member since: May 30, 2013

it cant be on the top,because of the camera module

11. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 654; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

It would only make sense for LG to continue with modularity and the new design language, as it has already invested itself in the concept with the G5. Add a large battery and I think it would be a very solid device (writing this on a G5 - which is a very good phone and a steal now with sale pricing).

12. rkoforever90

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

dont LG yet have technology to make curved screen like Note 7?

50. Alteran

Posts: 13; Member since: May 08, 2013

they can but there flexible amoled was only at 720 last time i saw it im sure it's improved since then but i doubt they could mass produce the curved glass like Samsung limited batches sure

14. aegislash

Posts: 1528; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Yikes...that dual rear camera setup is more awful looking than the one on the G5. Even the flat-tire Moto Z camera looks better. The original V10 was such a nice looking phone...what the heck happened in that design lab this past year?

43. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

I think huawei has the best design implementation for dual cameras. The P9's back doesnt look weird like this

46. aegislash

Posts: 1528; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

I was thinking the exact same thing. The dual cameras on the P9 are not only good looking, but they're also nice and flush. No raised rim around the cameras like the G5, V20, and iPhone 7 Plus or whatever it ends up being called.

47. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

P9 back is simple and clean.. not too eye-catching like this one, lol

15. Kumar123 unregistered

Honestly this looks weird as hell. Front looks OK but back is again ugly as F. LG will not be able to compete with note 7 with this design. I hope they at least put more than 3500mAh battery and SD821. With android 7 on board bigger battery and SD821 will give them a chance to fight.

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