Recently, we got to see what is allegedly the front of the highly-anticipated LG V20. The upcoming smartphone is back again: this time, caught in the wild. As you can see, although the photo is a bit blurry, the design matches with Evan Blass’ leak yesterday and the renders we brought to you exclusively earlier this month. Unfortunately, however, apart from the second ticker display, we can’t tell much from the leaked photo.
We got our first exclusive look at some renders of the device earlier this month, and it seems like the V20 will share certain similarities with its cousin, the LG G5. Based on the images, it’s highly likely that the V20 will feature a dual-lens set up and have a dedicated button for modules just like the G5.See also: The LG G5 and its “magic slot” modules: some thoughts
Today’s leak aligns well with previous leaks, so what you see right here could be the real deal. There are few things, however, that are confirmed. We know that the V20 will be the first phone to run the all new Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Google recently confirmed this with the launch of Android Nougat.
LG announced that the V20 would be the first smartphone with a Quad DAC from ESS Technology. As we reported earlier, this is most likely to be the company’s latest ES9218 SoC component: a 32-bit stereo channel DAC with support for 384 kHz PCM and DSD512 data, analog volume controls, and a built-in headphone amplifier.
The Korean electronics giant also revealed that the company will continue to work with Bang & Olufsen. The LG V20 will feature the “best-in-class audio functions developed in partnership with B&O” and will include a “special pair of B&O PLAY earphones,” according to LG. Indeed, it sounds like the LG V20 will put a huge emphasis on multimedia – video and audio, to be more specific – just like its predecessor. LG’s new flagship is set to be unveiled early next month in San Francisco, so stay tuned for our coverage.See also: LG V20 pre-orders may kick off on Sept. 14th, with modular extras in tow
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