In September, LG has officially launched the LG V20 smartphone in the U.S. It is the world’s first smartphone to run on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, even before the Google’s own Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. While the device is not launched globally, there are few rumors that it might be launched here in India by the end of this month and is expected to be priced at Rs. 50,000. Now, the company has trademarked the name “LG V20 S” in Germany. Apart from the device name, there is no other information about the V20 S.
Earlier this year, LG has launched the LG G5 SE as the lite variant of the original LG G5. The LG G5 SE is powered by the Snapdragon 652 octa-core SoC while the LG G5 came with Snapdragon 820 SoC. Now the LG V20 S is rumored to be the liter variant of the original LG V20, but we expect to be an upgraded variant just like OnePlus 3T which will be launched next week. LG has also launched the LG V34 smartphone in Japan that came with a similar design as LG V20 but in a smaller form factor. It has a 5.2-inch display instead of 5.7-inch but retains the same Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution panel.
The LG V34 also includes IP67 certification making it waterproof and is exclusive only to Japan. Finally, European countries will be seeing a flagship smartphone launch after the failure of LG G5 which came with semi-modular features. Above the 5.7-inch display of the LG V20, there is also a smaller 2.1-inch secondary display with 160 x 1040 pixels resolution. It can be used for showing time, notifications, custom text. The user can add app shortcuts and quick setting toggles like flashlight and Wi-Fi. Now the V20 S should be featuring both dual displays and dual cameras. The LG V20, G5, and V34 are launched with the dual camera setup on the back.
While the V20 S is trademarked in Europe, we hope the device will be launched in other markets as well. Though LG is placed in the top 5 list of global smartphone manufacturers, its market share is much lower than its competitors like Samsung and Huawei. Last month, LG launched the mid-range LG X Power smartphone priced at Rs. 15,990 in India. It comes with a 5.3-inch HD in-cell display and a quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz. The device packs 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. It has a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front camera.
As the name suggests, the USP of the device is its 4,100mAh battery that can give more than a day of usage. The device also comes with fast charging technology that charges two times faster than the other technologies. It supports 4G VoLTE along with other basic connectivity options. The LG X Power runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with UX UI laid on top. It measures just 7.9mm thickness and weighs 139 grams.
(Note: Featured Image is of LG G5)