Back at the beginning of September, LG made its newest flagship smartphone, the V20, officially official.
Unfortunately, almost a month later, we’re still light on launch details for the unreleased handset. We’re still missing release dates for a variety of carriers, but at least T-Mobile has finally announced something. For folks under the Un-carrier’s magenta banner, the V20 launches on Friday, October 28.
As is par for the course these days, T-Mobile is sweetening the deal a bit. The carrier will throw in a pair of B&O BeoPlay H3 headphones, which retail for $149. Unfortunately, while we have a launch date and a noteworthy bonus, we still don’t know how much it will cost, or how much the monthly payments will be for those that want to go that route.
Here’s a refresher as far as specs go:
Made from AL 6013, an aluminum-magnesium-silicon-copper alloy that is primarily used in airplanes, the LG V20 design has a unique ace up its sleeve. Despite coming with a metal chassis, the V20 features a removable metal back that gives one access to the 3200mAh removable battery. The top and bottom sides of the handset are made from polycarbonate that makes it 20 percent more shock resistant. LG says that the V20 is MIL-STD-810 Transit Drop compliant as well.
Inside the V20 is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset clocked at 2.15GHz, 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, 64GB of UFS storage, and a microSD card slot. The handset also features Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, and has Quick Charge 23.0 support. You also get the same dual-camera setup at the rear as found on the G5 albeit with some improvements. This means we are looking at a 16MP f/1.8 primary camera with OIS along with a secondary 8MP f/2.4 camera with a 135-degree wide-angle lens. This setup is paired with a hybrid autofocus system that includes Laser Detection AF, Phase Detection AF and Contrast AF for speedy and reliable focusing. LG says that the V20 makes use of Qualcomm’s third generation EIS to reduce shakes and jerks while recording video.