The successor to last year’s popular V10 has been making the rounds recently, mostly directly from LG, who have confirmed the LG V20 will launch on September 6 in San Francisco and will be the first smartphone to run Android 7.0 Nougat. That said, we didn’t quite know what it would look like. Until now however, as thanks to an exclusive leak we obtained in collaboration with @Onleaks, we can no show you the first renders of the LG V20 and talk about some of its features.
The biggest question on most people’s minds is whether LG’s somewhat-failed attempt at modularity with the G5 will reappear with the V20. While our source can’t confirm these details exactly, the renders do reveal a button on the right that looks suspiciously like the module release button on the G5. Furthermore, there appears to be a bottom lip, which could be removable just like the LG G5 as well.
The renders also reveal that the camera is likely to feature quite the hump and our source suggests the handset will be 7.7 mm thick, apart from at the thickest part of the camera, which measures 8.8 mm. The camera itself also appears to have what could be a secondary camera lens – just like the LG G5 – and moving to the front, it seems the dual camera array on the front from the original V10 has been scrapped. The LG V20 measures 159.5 mm tall and 78.1 mm wide, which makes it around the same height, but considerably narrower than the LG V10.
The front of the V20 keeps the ticker-tape secondary display above the main screen, which looks set to feature minimal bezels. Moving around the rest of the phone, we can also see the power button remains on the rear – likely with a fingerprint sensor embedded in it – where as the volume keys have been moved to the left, just like with the LG G5. It seems that LG’s iconic rear power and volume layout could be a thing of the past.
Although the LG V20 is launching in just under four weeks, we haven’t heard a lot about it, so specs mostly remain a mystery. However, merely speculating, we can expect a Quad HD display (measuring probably around 5.6 or 5.7 inches), along with either the Snapdragon 820 or 821 processor, 4GB of RAM, and most likely the dual-camera array from the LG G5. The V20 is also set to adopt USB Type-C like the LG G5 instead of the older microUSB standard found on the LG V10.
What do you think of the LG V20 from these renders? How about the likely switch to a G5-inspired design? Let us know your views in the comments below!