The much-awaited LG V20 that boasts a secondary screen is finally set to hit U.S. shelves over a month after it was announced on Sept. 6.
Major U.S. carriers are set to open up preorders for the Android 7.0 Nougat-powered phablet a few weeks from now, and the LG V20 will be available for purchase from most network operators starting Oct. 28.
We take a look at the pricing details from T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, U.S. Cellular and Verizon Wireless to help you decide which carrier has the best deal on offer.
Sprint will be opening preorders for the LG V20 on Oct. 21 and its variant will hit the U.S. shelves a week later on Oct. 28.
Sprint is offering consumers free Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H3 headphones worth $149. This offer, however, is only for the early birds. Additionally, the carrier is also giving the option to trade in an old handset to get credit worth $200. While the carrier has not disclosed the pricing for the LG V20, if it'd be priced around the $800 mark, you should get the handset for $600.
"For a limited time, get a $200 trade-in credit and FREE Bang & OlufsenTM H3 earphones with the purchase of LG V20. Simply trade in your eligible smartphone to get the $200 credit.1 Then buy your LG V20 and get free Bang & Olufsen H3 earphones, a $149 value," says the carrier.
Come Oct. 21, you can preorder the LG V20 online from Sprint's website. The handset is presently listed as "coming soon."
AT&T is the only carrier that has shared its pricing plan for the LG V20. Subscribers can purchase the handset for $34.59 per month for two years on the AT&T Next plan. Alternately, users can opt for the other installment plan where they pay $27.67 each month for 30 months. There is no down payment.
Purchasing the device outright will set consumers back by $829.99. The carrier is offering the smartphone in Titan Gray and Silver hue options.
The LG V20 can be preordered from AT&T now and will ship between Oct. 24 to Oct. 27. You also get the free headphones and a $200 credit when trading in your old handset.
T-Mobile has confirmed that it will be releasing its variant of the LG V20 on Oct. 28. The handset will have the distinction of being the first device to run on the carrier's new LTE AWS-3 spectrum, which basically translates to super-fast 4G speeds that outpace even those of AT&T.
While T-Mobile remains quiet on the pricing of the handset's unlocked variant, we anticipate it will cost $650 to $750 (like the Google Pixel). The carrier will share the pricing a few days prior to release.
T-Mobile is also sweetening the deal by offering consumers free headphones that are worth $149.
"The LG V20 is even more irresistible with a sweet Un-carrier deal - everyone who gets a new LG V20 can get a pair of Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H3 headphones (a $149 value). In traditional fall currency, it's a savings of, like, 33 Pumpkin Spice Lattes," shared the carrier.
However, this is a limited period offer. The LG V20 is currently listed as "coming soon" on T-Mobile.
Verizon Wireless And U.S. Cellular
The LG V20 will also be available from Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular, but they too have not revealed the price for 5.7-inch handset, which is powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor. The launch date is not known and both carriers do not currently list the handsets on their online store.
Whether they too will offer free headphones is not known.
Considering the AT&T variant of the LG V20 is set to ship out the soonest, consumers who cannot wait could preorder from the carrier now and receive the handset before it hits others on Oct. 28.