LG V20 US Release Date Imminent? T-Mobile Lists LG V20 As 'Coming Soon'
The first-ever Android 7.0 Nougat-powered smartphone, the LG V20, is possibly one of the most awaited handsets of 2016. While the device was announced on Sept. 6, consumers in the U.S. are still waiting for preorders to become available.
It seems that the wait is about to end as U.S. carrier T-Mobile has listed the LG V20 as "coming soon" on its website, suggesting that the device's release in the country is just around the corner.
"Create and share the magic in everyday moments with the innovative new LG V20, the first smartphone to ship with fast and fluid Android 7.0 Nougat-plus the first to feature 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC capabilities, delivering a crisp and clear sound that reduces ambient noise levels," notes the listing.
T-Mobile's listing, however, does not spill the beans on the pricing of the LG V20, which boasts incredible audio capabilities along with a secondary display.
While LG also has not disclosed an official release date for the flagship smartphone in the U.S., the LG V20 is set to go on sale in its home country, South Korea, on Sept. 29.
At the time of launch, LG had merely said the smartphone would be released soon in the U.S. and the company would be making the LG V20 available "globally in Q3 2016."
If the company were to keep its word and with Q3 2016 set to come to a close this month, LG will likely open up orders for the handset before September ends.
A recent report from well-known leakster Evan Blass also points to the LG V20 hitting the U.S. shelves on Oct. 21, which is coincidentally the same date the Galaxy Note 7 from rival Samsung gets relaunched after it was recalled due to battery issues.
For the unfamiliar, the LG V20 sports a 5.7-inch primary screen with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. The device also touts an Always On 2.1-inch secondary display. Under the hood, it houses a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4 GB of RAM and Adreno 530 GPU.
The device boasts 64 GB of on-board memory, which is expandable to 2 TB via a microSD card. It also has a 5-megapixel front-facing snapper for selfie lovers, while boasting a dual-camera setup on the rear — two 16-megapixel cameras. The smartphone has a 3,200 mAh battery and will come pre-loaded with Android 7.0 Nougat.
With T-Mobile listing the LG V20 as "coming soon" it's likely that other U.S. carriers will follow suit, so consumers in the country can look forward to laying their hands on the device in the coming weeks.
The LG V20 is set to retail for 899,800 won (approximately $800) in South Korea. We estimate that the unlocked model of the top-end handset will cost $799.99 in the U.S., which was suggested by a previous specs and price leak.
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