Specs for the LG V20 leak for the first time

Earlier today, we told you that LG had sent out a press release confirming a September release for the LG V20. The phone will carry Android 7.0 Nougat and will focus on multi-media. We also noted that due to the disappointing reception given the LG G5, LG might consider the V20 to be its 2016 flagship phone. If so, it will have to compete with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. If it launches in September as LG says it will, the device will also compete against the Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus.

Out of Korea tonight, we have the first leak of specs for the V20. The phone is expected to come with a 5.5-inch in-cell screen with a 1080 x 1920 display. The LG V10 launched last year with a 5.7-inch display carrying a 1440 x 2560 resolution. Powering the LG V20 will be a Snapdragon 820 SoC with a quad-core CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU. 3 or 4GB of RAM will be inside. Internal storage will be available in both 32GB and 64GB variants with a 256GB capacity microSD slot available. There is no mention of the secondary screen that we saw on last year's V10.

The camera on back is supposed to get a bit of a bump to 20MP,  with an 8MP selfie snapper in front. Last year's V10 had a dual-camera setup in front, but today's leak was mum on the subject. A Type-C USB port will be on board with a large 4000mAh battery keeping the lights on.

As we said, LG says it will release the V20 next month; that means we will probably see much more in the way of leaks for this phone very shortly. Keep checking in.

source: Sedaily (translated) via SlashGear

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1. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

5.5inch, 4000mAh battery.. finally they learn something, nice job..

7. tomskytot

Posts: 37; Member since: May 10, 2014

at last... now i am excited!

13. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Knowing LG, it'll be just another crappy phone with a good camera. They just dont understand 'Software Experience'.

14. AViator

Posts: 47; Member since: Apr 08, 2016


29. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Their software is good

2. chaosnightmare

Posts: 182; Member since: May 20, 2010

the battery is amazing but I find the 5.5inch Full HD a bit disappointing compared to v10, they already have the G5 with standard size so the V series should have bigger an better screens to compete with the note series.

10. xperian

Posts: 417; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Just because it is full HD doesn't mean it's worse. QHD only requires more battery and processing power and gives nothing in return. FHD will give faster performance, better battery life, probably better colors and contrast because instead of cramming as many pixels as possible they can improve them.QHD is only needed in Amoled because of pentile matrix

25. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Unless you want to do VR, which I'm told looks horrible on 1080p.

26. xperian

Posts: 417; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

VR looks quite terrible even on 1440p, if it's pentile. But it's a gimmick anyway, so not worth sacrifice usability over VR

28. Archknight77

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

Some of the specs seem suspect, they wouldn't for a phone that it's biggest features were the 5.7" screen plus the 2.1" secondary. The RAM would also likely stay at 4GB or higher, especially if they are adding the 820 (I suspect the 821actually) on board. The upgrade to dual 8MP cameras up front would be interesting and the 20MP shooter maybe the one that LG had been working on for the last 3 years or so. They experimented with the reduction in screen size with the G5 because of the complete redesign, I doubt they would take a chance messing around with this formula when it's doing well.

30. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Full HD is perfect. I am pretty much excited to hear this.

3. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Can read korean, pretty sure that image said "Back 2M pixel, Front 8M pixel" Maybe they forget the '0'

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

did they write 20M as 2000만? (since 만 is 10000)

4. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

4GB RAM...sanity prevails....

5. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

I'm a little bit skeptical. Leaks or not, with a soldered motherboard, the V20 is bringing an heir to the throne.

8. legiloca

Posts: 1675; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

5.5 inch full HD only? why downgrade?

9. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

820 when the 821 is just around the corner?

12. xiaolong

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 02, 2016

it seems to be fake, FHD instead of QHD? 3 to 4Gb of ram? 32 or 64 Gb of ineternal memory? screen size may be smaller if they want V20 to be compatible with G5 Modules but its not sure. we have to wait and see. LG should also try G5 to top with new unique killer modules and higher capacity battery in same size.


Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

I hope they dont make the V20 into the modular mess that was the G5. Plus i highly doubt LG will launch the phone with FHD resolution on a flagship device.

34. xiaolong

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 02, 2016

Yes, G5's modules are stupid except removable battery option. so i hope to have new unique modules such as gamepad or physical keyboard or something new. I don't think they will launch V20 with FHD but LG used to downgrade the screen resolution from 720p to 540p in LG L9 II to LG L90. Hope they won't downgrade the screen resolution like this cos V series is flagship series.

35. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

They may realize the V's primary market are enthusiasts: people who really couldn't care less about 1080p or 1440p, but do care about great battery life.

36. xiaolong

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 02, 2016

hope LG can build a phone with great battery life + flagship standard, like they did with LG G2. everyone want a phone that is good in every way and so samsung s7/s7e is the massive hit to the market.

15. corvette72778

Posts: 151; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

complete B.S.! downgraded screen size? downgraded screen resolution? downgraded storage. They would have to be purposely trying to sink their mobile division if they did this.

16. elvis_17

Posts: 32; Member since: May 26, 2016

Only thing i like here is that it will have 4000mAh battery and that's it. Other specs are totally downgrade

17. shield

Posts: 824; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

FHD Is enough, and it can be as N7 from Samsung that can be changed on the QHD on FHD otherwise downgrade it is not a new CPU, 3-4 gigabytes of RAM, three gigabytes is definitely crap, just 820 Snap, and 4000mAh I'm most interested in.

19. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

So LG is reducing screen size and resolution from previous generation...

20. rsiders

Posts: 1899; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Battery battery life with a still sharp display and hopefully the 20mp camera is a dream come true with great quality. And I really would like a slightly smaller footprint than my V10. This is shaping up to be the phone of 2016.

21. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

I was already complaining about the Note 7 not having a S821/Exynos 8893 and only 4GB of RAM instead of 6 but the V20 seems to have even more compromises.

22. rsiders

Posts: 1899; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Specs. Specs. S820 is just fine. Don't be such a spec junky. Have we seen anything really demand the power of the S820 yet anyway?

27. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

Well, some people just like to say "mine is more future proof than yours". Not referring to HomerS.

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