LG V20 specs leak shows a larger battery and disappointing display
Not so long ago (well, just yesterday) we talked about LG’s plan to release the V20, the second generation of its V series smartphone, in September. This news became increasingly popular as people found out that it is going to be the first non-Nexus smartphone to be release with Android Nougat.
Today, thanks to Android Headlines, we finally have the leaked specs for the smartphone. According to a leaked image from Korea, the V20 is expected to sport a 5.5 inch FullHD (1920 x 1080) display. If this were to be true, the display would a be a downgrade from last year’s V10’s 5.7 inch QHD (2560 x 1440) display. Moreover, it will not be as compelling as the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and upcoming Nexus smartphones that will be boasting an high-resolution AMOLED panel. It will surely disappoint many customers who envy higher display resolutions. More, base on the image, the V20 is also expected to have Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 64bit quadcore SoC along with Adreno 530 GPU in tow. There are supposed to be two variants of the device, with 3GB and 4GB of RAM. We believe that this will correspond to the 32GB and 64GB storage models. Earlier, we predicted that the V20 will probably feature Snapdragon 821 with 6GB RAM. Although 4GB of RAM is sufficient for the latest flagships, I personally am disappointed in LG if they decide to go with the SD820 processor. If V20 is going to the a flagship level smartphone, it should at least run the latest and the most efficient processor, the SD 821. Even though it is only a minor update, the SD 821 does strongly improve power management and other areas where the SD 820 lacks behind.
In the camera department, the V20 will feature a 20MP back shooter and a 8MP front shooter. It will be interesting to see how the camera stacks up against the Galaxy S7 and HTC 10, since they are currently the best offerings in the camera department. Lastly, the V20 is also rumored to have a 4000mAH battery with USBC charging port. The battery will be the most lucrative offering of the device if this is to be true.
Update: The screen is a 5.7-inch.