LG V20 Coming to the Philippines
It’s hard to keep up with all the flagship smartphones hitting the markets from both international, local, and Chinese (yes they deserve their own category) brands. If you take a look at the handsets still set to debut locally this fourth quarter, there are only a few that really deserve your attention and potentially your cash. One of them is LG’s newest offering, the LG V20. LG Mobile Philippines recently teased the phone on their Facebook Page, confirming that it’s headed to our shores soon. Why should we be excited about it? Let’s dive right into it.
- 2.15GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor
- Adreno 530 graphics processor
- 4GB RAM
- 5.7-inch QHD Quantum (IPS) display, 2560 x 1440 resolution
- 2-1-inch secondary screen, 160 x 1040 resolution
- 64GB expandable storage, up to 2TB via microSD
- 16-megapixel (main) rear camera, f/1.8, OIS
- 8-megapixel (secondary) rear camera, f/2.4, wide-angle, laser AF, phase detection AF, contrast AF
- 5-megapixel front camera, f/1.9, wide-angle
- Dual SIM
- 4G LTE
- WiFi, Bluetooth, A-GPS, GLONASS
- USB Type-C port, Fingerprint sensor
- 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC audio chip
- Android 7.0 Nougat (LG UX 5.0 UI)
- 3200mAh Li-Ion battery, removable, Quick Charge 3.0
The LG V20 is a Pioneer
LG doubled down on their efforts in trying to make something innovative with the LG V20 (just like how they tried to make the LG G5 modular). With this model there are several firsts.
Military Grade Resistance for the Body
One of the most under-hyped features of the LG V20 is the fact that it’s potentially one of the toughest smartphones you can get your hands on. It’s made from Aluminium (AL-6013) and is military certified for shock resistance.
This would have been the complete package though if LG was able to throw in water resistance! This would make it the ultimate rugged smartphone. Finally we get to have a device that we don’t need to slap a case on, hehe.
Music Sounds Better with the 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC Audio Chip
If you’re a music lover, the V20 is potentially one of the best smartphones for you. It has a built-in 32-bit HiFi Quad Digital Audio Converter. Sounds techie? Well it basically means you get much better audio from it when you use your headphones. Most smartphones have crappy audio chips, it’s a different case with the V20 thanks to their partnership with B&O.
Android 7.0 Nougat Out of the Box
Lastly, the LG V20 runs the latest version of Android out of the box. There’s no need to wait for forever to get the latest Android operating system.
There are more reasons making it worth considering. There’s the interchangeable battery, dual-SIM card slots, expandable storage, the wide-angle dual-camera set-up, and the gorgeous 5.7-inch quad HD display. The ones we listed above those are the heavy hitters in our opinion.
Anyway, we’ll definitely get our hands on one once it becomes available in the Philippines. Stay tuned to this space for more in the coming weeks.