LG V20 to offer "the best video and audio experience"

LG already shared a few details about the V20, its upcoming flagship smartphone, so we know that this will be the world's first handset to feature 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC (digital to analog converter) capabilities, as well as the first to run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.

Today, LG revealed that, besides officially showcasing the V20 on September 6 in San Francisco, it will also host a V20 launch event in its home country, South Korea, on September 7. While this particular detail may not be of great importance, we couldn't help noticing that, in the blog post announcing the Korean launch event, LG says that the V20 will offer "the best video and audio experience." Thus, in addition to superior sound - for which the aforementioned 32-bit Quad DAC will be responsible - we are now expecting the LG V20 to be great for shooting (and maybe also viewing) video.

In these leaked LG V20 renders, we can clearly see a dual rear camera reminiscent of that included on the LG G5. But we assume that the camera of the V20 will be better than the shooter of the G5, perhaps including a manual video recording mode (à la LG V10).

Needless to say, we have to wait until we can test the LG V20 before we can draw any conclusions regarding its video and audio capabilities. 

Rumor has it that the LG V20 will be released on September 23 (at least on T-Mobile), costing $649 off contract. Until we have more details about the new phone, you should check out our LG V20 rumor review.

source: LG (translated)

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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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34 Comments

1. tomskytot

Posts: 37; Member since: May 10, 2014

make or break for LG

9. techlover2017

Posts: 65; Member since: Aug 22, 2016

Best video? Recording or watching?

2. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Please don't do this phone injustice by providing it with a measly 3000mah battery.

5. KParks23

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Exactly this phone better bring the goods in the battery department!

8. Furbal unregistered

seriously, 3500mah+ or death.

3. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Meh.. Is this what they have to rival the note7. Lol, the note7 will probably eat this phone alive at this rate!

4. chenski

Posts: 777; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Fanboy ism at its best

6. rkoforever90

Posts: 473; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

well he is right , i wonder why no one managed to make a phone which can compete with Note series after all these years

11. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

If its a V10 with a newer SoC the only real advantage of Note7 would be S-Pen.

16. tyger11

Posts: 297; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

And the screen.

17. TerryTerius unregistered

I mean, to be fair the entire point of the notes series is the S pen.

18. chenski

Posts: 777; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

You say that as if note series has won phone of the year every year

21. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

isnt it ?? tell me 1 phone that is better than note 3 in 2013 or note 4 in 2014 or note 5 in 2015 it there is no phone will be better than note 7 in 2016

22. chenski

Posts: 777; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

So by your logic if my Taiwanese friend buys the note series every year I won't be able to buy a better phone than him

31. ECPirate37

Posts: 346; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

I thought and still think the V10 is better than last year's note. Better camera, second screen, replaceable battery, expandable memory, and cheaper price.

26. aegislash

Posts: 1526; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

How is it fanboyism when they're stating a fact?

28. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

So????

12. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

its much cheaper than note7

15. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

You don't even seem to know what you're saying.

20. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

wait what ?! you mean no phone can beat a recycled S7 edge with an Spen ? i was waiting for the note bu Samsung screwed every loyal not fan ... they made a phone for the public not the enthusiasts ... so trust me i would talk a phone with a non glass build and better audio any day over the note 7 as long as the battery is good and there are many people like me ..

7. Furbal unregistered

649 is a much better price

10. Marduch

Posts: 81; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

Without HAAC microphones and stereo speakers just empty words :(

13. JustWantNewPhone

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 04, 2016

You right! What good of DAC if they use single speaker.

14. Marduch

Posts: 81; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

Single speaker directed from the bezel not to me, but to the side....this isn´t what I could call "the best audio and video experience"...

19. hulk_14

Posts: 72; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

DAC is mainly for good headphones, not for in-built speakers. They are small, and will never play well. 2. Almost nobody uses smartphones to listen to music using its in-built speakers. If somebody listen to music publicly then it only proves his bad manners.

23. Vagabondjonez

Posts: 163; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

$650 dollars for a phone I have 2016 had better bring the heat. There are too many compelling offerings for far less. Hopefully lg doesn't fudge up the v20s support like they did with the G5.

24. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1841; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Please don't use an lcd screen... I really want to get this phone to be a backup to my Note 7..

33. rsiders

Posts: 1990; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Why would you buy a $650 phone to be a backup to a $850 phone? One or the other should suffice but some people have money I guess....

25. mike2959

Posts: 697; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

LG isn't the first. The Axon 7 has 2 separate audio chips chips. The AK4961, AK4490. Dual front speakers with Dolby Atmos. There's nothing even close to the sound on this phone. Along with the 5.5QHD Amoled supplied by Samsung, a SD820 and 4GB Ram, at $399. Nothing is close.

27. hulk_14

Posts: 72; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

It looks good on paper, it received also good notes in some reviews, but it is unavailable in many countries.

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