LG V20 starts shipping this week, but it won't be widely available until November


As expected, LG will start shipping its V20 flagship smartphone tomorrow, September 29. However, the device will only hit shelves in South Korea, so customers in other countries anxious to grab one will have to wait a bit longer.

The LG V20 will be available in South Korea through all three major carriers in the country for around $810 outright. The handset will be launched in three color options: titanium, silver, and pink.

The South Korean company promised to bring the V20 in other key markets as well, but that will happen “over the course of the next several weeks.” We already know that the LG V20 will arrive in the US on October 21, but we don't know exactly when it will make its debut in other regions like Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

The bad news is LG has already confirmed that for the time being there are no plans to introduce the V20 in Europe, so fans in this region will have to order one from other countries where the smartphone will be launched. Also, some local retailer might stock the phone in Europe, but there's no guarantee when that will happen.

It's also worth mentioning that pricing options for the LG V20 will be announced for each market, so don't expect it to be available for the same amount as the South Korean version.

LG V20 is world's first smartphone to ship with Android 7.0 Nougat operating system right out of the box. It's also the firsm smartphone to feature a 32-bit quad DAC audio chip inside.

The rest of the V20 specs are quite impressive as well. The smartphone packs a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory (expandable up to 2TB).

Another major feature is the 16-megapixel dual-camera setup on the back, which features OIS (optical image stabilization), laser autofocus and 4K video recording. Also, the V20 boasts a large 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) display, as well as a removable 3,200 mAh battery.

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15 Comments

1. jellmoo

Posts: 2562; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

The V20 looks great, but their rollout and execution are terrible.

2. nicknack84

Posts: 48; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Agreed. They should have been prepared to roll out this phone no later than a week after announcing it. They really dropped the ball on getting this to the market.

4. MaesterLove unregistered

Still better than exploding Note 7.

8. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Not with its inaccurate color reproduction.

7. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

But I heard the battery life doesn't better than my old Xperia Z3, but luckily it got removable battery.

3. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

LG wonder why they haven't done much in years in terms of marketshare. Well you present a phone and you cant deliver it to the masses around the world in almost 3 months. No wonder Apple sells so well, good phone almost immediately available half the globe.

14. grbrao

Posts: 294; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Because LG never had a chance to sell like Apple or Samsung. It never even dreamed of Note 7 debacle. In android, next best thing after Note 7 seems to be LG V20, all of a sudden consumers showing interest on V20, no one anticipated about it. So dont blame them. LG is the only company who cares about consumers still it holds removable battery and micro SD card. Hope V20 will be a huge success...

5. tyger11

Posts: 290; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

International dual SIM model please.

6. libra89

Posts: 2271; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

It's a shame that they purposely excluded Europe. That's just dumb.

10. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

The biggest dumbest decision they ever made since the awful change in design language of G5. If they have brought it to Europe, and rest of the world, and managed to bring it in early October they could have had an advantage over Note 7. Now they dont even have that advantage. I wonder how the f**k a CEO of LG gets payed any money doing what he does.

9. fyah_king unregistered

LG phone business will be gone soon. They are so dumb by taking their time in releasing the damn phone. What are they waiting for?

11. Pasd2016

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Mostly for carrier approvals. Carriers are the reasons why things take forever to release.

15. grbrao

Posts: 294; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

at least not dumb enough to endup like note 7. they cant afford such mistakes.

12. belosava

Posts: 127; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

Lg haters trolling

13. Howardhorst2016

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Release dates are probably determined long before the phone even goes into manufacturing and LG was releasing this in late October to make a splash during the holidays. Having said that...wow, they're potentially losing millions in sales by not being available during the Samsung fallout and perceived disappointment with the iPhone. By the time October 21 comes around, the Samsung debacle will be three months old and dealt with, Apple will have sold millions of phones and even the new Google phone will have been out for a couple of weeks (maybe). Talk about late to the party! This could've been LG's moment; but now the V20 is just another phone being released around the holidays.

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