As earlier reported, the South Korean firm LG on Monday has unveiled its LG V20 smartphone in the Indian smartphone market in an event held at New Delhi. The handset will be available for sale at Rs. 54,999 exclusively via Amazon India from Tuesday.
Introduced in San Fransico, in early September, the 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. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat OS and comes powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. As far storage is concerned, LG has featured the V20 with a 32GB of built-in memory which comes with an expandability option up to 256GB via a microSD card.
The LG V20 smartphone is featured with a 5.70-inch 1440x2560pixels display with pixel density of 513 pixels per inch. On photography front, the device is backed with a 16-megapixel primary camera, which is coupled with a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies. The handset is fueled with a 3200mAh removable battery.
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.
For connectivity, the LG V20 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. While, onboard sensors include proximity sensor, accelerometer, and gyroscope.
Ahead of the launch, a Mumbai-based retailer claimed that the phone would be launched with MRP Rs. 60,000 and available at the best buy price of Rs. 54,999. Earlier than this, it was rumoured that the smartphone might be launched at Rs. 49,999, but it is assumed that due to rising USD to INR exchange rate and demonetisation in the country, the handset is launched at a higher price. It is also expected that the handset might get a price cut soon as the country’s economy get normal.