LG V20 release date, specs: Upcoming smartphone to be available in South Korea this week, to launch in the US on Oct. 21?


LG is gearing up to unveil its latest Android smartphone, the V20, starting this week. In a press release on Wednesday, Sept. 28, the tech company confirmed that the device will be available for consumers in South Korea this week, though no specific date has been given.

According to Android Central, the smartphone is expected to launch in North America, Latin America, other parts of Asia and the Middle East in the course of the next several weeks. Internet tipster Evan Blass, known as @evleaks on Twitter, previously said that the phone will be available in the United States on Oct. 21.

The LG V20 was officially announced on Sept. 6, and details about the smartphone have been shared online. The device had a significant upgrade compared to its predecessor, the V10, as the new phone has a metal build compared to the previous phone’s plastic body. The phone is also available in new color options, and consumers can choose among Titan, Silver, and Pink variants.

The phone has a removable back panel, making the LG V20 the first all-metal smartphone whose back panel can be detached. This enables users to access the phone’s battery compartment, and one may replace the battery as needed.

The handset measures 6.29 x 3.07 x 0.30 inches and weighs 6.14 ounces. It has a 5. 7-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1,440 x 2,560 pixels, pixel density of 513 pixels per inch and protected by scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

The LG V20 is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with 4 GB of random access memory (RAM). It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and has a base internal storage of 64 GB which can be expanded up to 2 TB with a microSD card. The device has a 16-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front-facing shooter for selfies and video chats.

LG has yet to reveal the price of the V20.