Although many Nexus device owners will get the Android 7.0 Nougat software update this Friday, LG V20 will be the first to run native Android N. Just last week the South Korean manufacturer teased us with an upcoming release date of the V10’s successor, today they shared some details concerning the phones features and confirmed that it will work on the latest version of Android OS.
LG has just confirmed that the V20 will not only use the dual-screen technology known from the V10, but also be the first phone to offer Android 7.0 Nougat out of box.
Starting from the specs, so far LG wasn’t too generous in unveiling details concerning the phone’s hardware. Despite that the net is buzzing with the news saying that the V20 will be the first phone ever to come equipped with a built-in 32-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC) technology said to improve audio experience significantly. Naturally, some of you may say that the LG Hi-Fi Plus delivered a 32-bit DAC on the LG G5, but the module is available only in selected regions.
Other than that, the LG V20 will debut with an introduced by the V10 second screen feature and hide a dual-camera system most likely using the wide-angle lens found in the LG G5.
Moving on to the nub of the today’s news the V20 will be the very first smartphone running Android 7.0 Nougat out of box. Providing that everything goes according to the release plan, scheduled to debut in September the V20 will hit the market earlier than any of the Nexus devices which traditionally are the first devices to receive the freshest version of the Google’s OS.
It looks like Google appreciates cooperation with LG and puts all its efforts to continue it which may explain why the search giant gives priority to LG-branded V20, allowing it to be the first Android N device. Perhaps this is a privilege given to LG in order to recompense loyalty and long-lasting cooperation in manufacturing generating small profits Nexus line devices (so far LG was responsible for delivering Nexus 4, Nexus 5 and 5X). This time LG can have it both ways, they will not only earn a lot of money on selling the V20 which is estimated to cost something round $600 (in comparison the latest Nexus 5X cost $349), but also gain on prestige by releasing the first Android N smartphone.