The Note 7 is on everyone’s mind at the moment, but we shouldn’t forget that LG’s phablet opponent is just around the corner. We already know that its official announcement is slated for September 6th. Not only that, but in the midst of the Note 7 hublub, LG couldn’t help but trickle little tidbits information regarding the promising device. Among these were that the V20 will launch with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and that an updated 32-bit Quad DAC will be driving the Hi-Fi tunes out of the headphone jack.
However, if you were wondering what to look at in regard to a release date, we now have a hint (although, unconfirmed). A Reddit user who claims to have the inside info stated that LG V20 pre-orders on T-Mobile will begin on Sept. 14th, and that a release date of Sept. 23rd is ‘more than likely’, but not yet set in stone. The user also responds to a commenter’s question about pricing, suggesting that the retail price will be $650 ($200 less than the Note 7). There’s no word about the other carriers.
That’s not all we’re told to expect. LG and T-Mobile will allegedly offer 3 options of incentives: an extra battery and ‘Enhanced Hand Grip’, a ‘Memory Module Attachment’, or a year of Hulu and 3 Vudu rentals. We’re not given any more details, so don’t know exactly what those add-ons mean. The enhanced hand grip could merely be a textured case in order to make the V20’s metal body grippy like its predecessor, while the memory module could utilize LG’s modularity hardware to expand RAM or storage (although, a microSD slot seems simpler).
We’ll just have to wait until September for the whole story. Who’s passing on the Note 7 and waiting out for the V20? Are you cool with the thought of LG continuing its modular design? Let us know what you think in the comments below!