The top tier electronics firm, LG started sending media invites for an event in New Delhi at 6:30pm IST, to unveil its recently launched LG V20 smartphone in India. The company announced that the smartphone will reach Indian shelves on Monday, December 5, 2016.
Few days back, a Mumbai-based retailer revealed that the handset will be launched with a price tag of Rs. 60,000, while, it will be available at his shop at a best buy price of Rs. 54,999.
The LG V20 smartphone had made its debut in early September, globally, in San Fransisco. T that time it was rumoured that the smartphone will be launched in India at Rs. 49,999, but the reporting from the local retailer, is telling a different story. Analysts said that LG might earlier plan to price the phone at such price, but after considering demonetisation in the country and current USD exchange rates, the phone will be priced higher. However, nothing is officially confirmed yet, hence, we have to wait till Monday for the actual pricing of the phone.
LG V20 is the second edition of LG V flagship and is the first non-Nexus smartphone which will run on latest OS of Android. Besides, it comes with a new design, a new camera setup, and more audio features. The handset is build of AL6013 metal, which is used to make aircraft, sailboats, and mountain bikes, hence, it can easily survive drops from a height of four feet, LG claims.
Running on Android 7.0 Nougat, the smartphone is powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. For storage purposes, it comes packed with 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card.
The LG V20 smartphone is fronted with a 5.70-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2560 pixels at a PPI of 513 pixels per inch, which is coupled with a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies. While, the device is backed with a 16-megapixel primary camera, and a 3200mAh removable battery, under the hood.
As far connectivity is concerned, the handset comes with Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India), as options. It measures 159.70 x 78.10 x 7.60 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 174.00 grams. Also, LG V20 boasts several standard on-board sensors like Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope.