The LG V20, the successor of the LG V10, is poised to debut in a few days from now, and as the first-ever Android 7.0 Nougat-powered smartphone's launch draws nearer, rumors and leaks pertaining to the handset are gaining traction.
On Wednesday, Aug. 24, new renders of the LG V20 have leaked online, showing off a metal body as well as a dual camera setup on the rear of the smartphone.
The image in question comes courtesy of Petra, an electronic accessory distributor, which has posted the images of a rugged case for the impending LG V20. The case for the device also houses the LG V20 smartphone and displays the handset quite clearly.
A strong possibility exists that the leaked renders are authentic as case makers usually get generic 3D dimensions and images of an upcoming smartphone prior to its release. This process basically gives the third-party accessory maker sufficient time to manufacture the case in time for the device's launch.
However, a downside of this system is that the design of the smartphone often gets leaked prior to its official unveiling.
Judging by the latest leaked renders, this seems to be the actual case for the LG V20. The current renders match the leaked image of the handset that surfaced online on Aug. 9 courtesy of @Onleaks.
The LG V20's render listed on Petra shows off the presence of the secondary display, the dual camera setup, as well as the speaker grill. It also offers a peek into what is possibly the camera shutter button and the fingerprint scanner on the rear of the handset.
The cover for the LG V20 is listed as the clear variant of the LG V20 Elsa Jewel Case from Ballistic.
"It's slim and sleek for easy pocketing. It also features raised lips and corners to protect from surface shock, scratches and drops," notes the case's description.
To refresh your memory, the LG V20 will house a 5.7-inch screen with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. The handset will also tout a secondary always on screen. Under the hood, it will tout a quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor clocked at 2.2GHz and 4 GB of RAM. The handset will come with 64 GB of onboard storage that will be expandable up to 256 GB.
The LG V20 is also anticipated to boast an 8-megapixel secondary camera and a 21-megapixel dual-camera on the rear of the handset. The smartphone will house a large 4,000 mAh battery. LG has also confirmed the presence of a 32-bit Quad DAC for superior audio experience.
The device will come pre-loaded with Android 7.0 Nougat and debut on Sept. 6 at an event in San Francisco, California.