A little over a month after its announcement, the LG V20 is almost ready to hit the stores in the US. Some of the major US carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile have already opened pre-orders on the device, while others, like Verizon, are just about to (pre-orders begin Thursday, October 20). Users who don’t want their phone tied to any specific carrier are in luck too as unlocked LG V20 is also available for pre-order bundled with a free LG G Pad tablet.
US retailers listed unlocked LG V20 online with a pretty tempting deals. The phone is on sale contract free for $799.99 with a free tablet.
The unlocked LG V20 is offered by Newegg and B&H Photo. Regardless of which retailer you choose, the phablet will set you back $799.99 which is more that what T-Mobile is asking for the device but still beats AT&T’s price. Both retailers will ship the handset with a free LG G Pad 7.0 which is worth $149 and Newegg will throw in a power bank of unknown capacity for good measure.
The LG V20 is as high-end as a smartphone can be these days. It boasts a huge 5.7-inch QHD main screen with a secondary 2.1-inch 160×1040 pixels display which serves, among others, to display notifications. Powering the massive metal-clad device is a Snapdragon 820 processor paired with 4GB of RAM and there’s 64GB of built-in memory with microSD slot for storage expansion. The phone also has two rear cameras – one with a standard 16-megapixel sensor and the other being 8-megapixel wide-angle snapper. Other key features include 5-megapixel selfie camera, USB Type-C connector, removable 3,200 mAh battery, fingerprint scanner, durable metal body and Android 7.0 Nougat.
The LG G Pad 7.0, on the other hand, is an entry-level offering. With its 7.0-inch 800p screen, the tablet is just a tad bigger than the V20 but decidedly more modest. For instance, it comes with just 1GB of RAM and only 8GB of storage. It also lacks cellular connectivity.
The offer sounds pretty good if you want the LG V20 in unlocked flavor, however, users who want the phone as soon as possible should be aware of one thing. While most US carriers will start offering the V20 in stores on October 28 (Verizon on October 27), users who grab the device from Newegg will have to wait almost two weeks longer, until November 11.