Upcoming LG V20 Smartphone Available Now for Preorder From AT&T
Sprint will start LG V20 preorders Oct. 21, while T-Mobile and Verizon confirm they will also offer the phone.LG's latest smartphone, the LG V20, is now available for preorder from AT&T, with shipping set for Oct. 24-27, while Sprint will begin taking preorders Oct. 21 with availability set for Oct. 28. T-Mobile announced that it will offer the phone starting Oct. 28, while Verizon says it will also sell the new V20 but has not announced preorder or availability dates. The V20 is the company's flagship device and will be the first smartphone that will be preloaded and ship with the latest Android 7.0 Nougat operating system, according to LG. Android Nougat incorporates improvements such as split-window multitasking, streamlined notifications and improved battery life. The phone, which is priced at $829.99 from AT&T, is a 4G LTE handset that features a 5.7-inch quad HD IPS main touch-screen display (1,440-by-2,560 resolution) and a 2.05-inch always-on secondary display (160-by-1,040 resolution) for easily checking texts and other activities with a quick glance. Both displays are covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 for durability. The LG V20 includes a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of memory, 64GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot for additional storage. The handset also includes a primary 16-megapixel rear-facing main camera with an f/1.8 adjustable lens, OIS 2.0 optical image stabilization, laser autofocus and LED flash; a secondary 8-megapixel rear camera with a f/2.4 135-degree wide-angle lens; 8x digital zoom; Hi-Fi video recording; 4K video capabilities and Steady Record 2.0 image stabilization when shooting video; and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with an f/1.9 wide-angle lens and built-in selfie flash. Also built in is an HD audio recorder and quad digital analog converters for premium audio recording and playback, according to LG.
The phone is also built to be durable, with a rear cover made from the same AL 6013 aluminum that's used in airplanes, and top and bottom surfaces that are covered in silicone polycarbonate, which is used to reduce shock in helmets and airbags, according to LG. The V20 also meets military MIL-STD-810G standards for drops on concrete and other hard surfaces.