LG V20 to support Verizon's new LTE Advanced service

LG V20 to support Verizon's new LTE Advanced service
The LG V20 was unveiled late yesterday, and already Verizon has announced that the multimedia-centric handset will be added to its lineup. The phone will join the 39 handsets and tablets that support Verizon LTE Advanced. This new service uses carrier aggregation to raise peak speeds by 50% in 461 cities in the U.S., coast-to-coast.

Verizon will release key information about the LG V20 in the not too distant future, including pricing and availability. And of course, Verizon will alert its customers when it will start taking pre-orders for LG's 5.7-inch phablet. All we know is that the phone will be in stores sometime later this month.

One feature that might seem attractive in light of recent developments with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7's defective battery, is the removable back cover on the LG V20 that will allow users to swap out a spent cell for one that is all charged up and ready to go. If the battery is defective, it can be quickly exchanged for a new cell without having to ship the phone back to the manufacturer.

LG might have caught a big break here. If Samsung doesn't resume shipments of the Galaxy Note 7 in a timely manner, those looking for an Android powered high-end phablet will no doubt turn to the V20 with its Snapdragon 820 chipset, 4GB of RAM, a 64GB base storage option, and a 3200mAh battery. The dual camera system on the back of the phone includes a 16MP camera with OIS and an f/1.8 aperture. The 8MP second lens has a 135 degree wide angle and an f/2.4 aperture. The 5MP front-facing shooter has 120-degree wide-angle capabilities for selfies and video chats.

We expect that the LG V20 will end up being offered by all four major U.S. carriers.

source: Verizon

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