LG is no stranger to making Android smartphones, and has worked very closely with Google in the past on Nexus devices (Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 5X). That close collaboration with Google will extend to LG’s successor to the V10: the V20.
According to an official press release on LG’s Korean-language website, the V20 will be the very first smartphone to ship with Android 7.0 Nougat when it launches in September. If this statement is accurate (and it appears to be, as LG confirmed the news to Engadget), the V20 would even beat Google’s upcoming Marlin and Sailfish Nexus devices to the punch with regards to Nougat (Google’s Nexus devices are usually the first devices to ship with a new release of Android).
LG claims that the V20 will “set new standards in the premium phone” market and that it will have “expanded multimedia capabilities.”
We were pretty impressed with the V20’s predecessor, the V10. That smartphone features a 5.7-inch QHD main display along with a smaller, secondary 2.1-inch (160x1040) display mounted right above (it displays notifications, battery status, etc.). It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 SoC, 4GB RAM, 64GB of internal storage and a microSD slot (support for un to 2TB cards).
Although LG didn’t reveal any concrete specs on the V20, we can assume that the device will come packing a Snapdragon 820 or Snapdragon 821 processor, but will likely retain the 4GB of RAM and QHD display.
Evan Blass has previously indicated that Android 7.0 Nougat would launch sometime in August.