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It only takes one smartphone to turn around the fortunes for any company and it will not be wrong to say the LG is pinning many of its hopes on the LG V20’s successful launch on September 6. Now, several renders of company’s upcoming smartphone have leaked online and give us a closer look of the device.

The South Korean company has been boasting about the audio and video playback capabilities of the smartphone, most recently revealing the audio will be powered by B&O Play, but also doesn’t fail to remind everyone from time to time that it will be the first phone to run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. However, one interesting aspect about the leaked renders is that they show that the company might be sticking with the second screen feature, which was introduced with LG V10 last year.

The presence of the second screen has been depicted in the renders of the phone spotted by Droid Life as well as in the render leaked by famous tipster Evan Blass. Further, in the renders spotted by Droid Life, the phone can be seen sporting a dual-camera setup with dual-LED sitting right beside it.

Although, there were suggestions that the smartphone might be modular, the leaked renders do not give any indication of modularity like on LG’s G5 smartphone. As pointed out by The Next Web, the lower portion of the smartphone does not look big enough to be easily swappable and therefore the company might have changed its mind about the feature.

Even though the timing of the leaks and credibility of Evan Blass do suggest that the final build might be closer to the renders, we will still have to wait till September 6 to confirm whether the smartphone will actually sport the leaked features.

Earlier this week, Google started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat for its Nexus smartphones and not only did the search giant release it earlier than usual, it also broke its tradition of launching platform lead devices for the new OS. Google also confirmed the LG V20 will be the first new smartphone to run Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box.

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LG V20 is a smartphone that has received most of its attention because of the simple fact that it is being touted as the first smartphone to come with Android 7.0 Nougat right out-of-the-box. Even though this claim by LG was never in doubt, the recent buzz about the upcoming phones in Google’s Nexus lineup took the attention away from the smartphone.

Now, Google has confirmed on its official page for Android 7.0 Nougat that V20 will indeed be the “first new smartphone” to run ship with Android Nougat out-of-the-box. Even though it is not a very surprising announcement from the search giant, it does clear any doubt for a surprise launch of the Nexus smartphones before September 6 – the date the LG V20 will be launched.

On its website on Monday, LG announced that the company will be launching the smartphone in South Korea on September 7, after the initial launch event in San Francisco a day before that. Interestingly, in its announcement teaser, the company has claimed that the smartphone will offer the “best video and audio experience.” This might indicate that the company has something special to offer in terms of audio and video with the LG V20.

As for audio, earlier this month LG had revealed that the successor to the popular LG V10 smartphone will be packing a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC (digital to analogue converter) for enhanced audio playback.

In the meanwhile, the company’s US Instagram account has also posted a picture and a GIF that suggest that V20 will have a similar dual-camera setup as seen on LG G5 and will also allow you to select particular parts of images that show motion. Another image on Instagram points to the presence of a secondary wide angle lens, once again pointing to a dual-camera setup similar to the one on the LG G5. To recall, leaked renders from earlier this month also tipped that the phone will be packing a dual camera setup, and feature a removable chin for modular accessories, just the like the G5.

With all these pieces of information, it seems like LG V20 launch on September 6 might become one of the most anticipated events of the year.

LG on Thursday announced another feature reveal for its upcoming V20 smartphone. The successor to the popular LG V10 will sport a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC (digital to analogue converter) for enhanced audio playback, LG said.

In an emailed statement, the South Korean consumer electronics giant that when using compatible wired headphones, the Quad DAC on the LG V20 will deliver “crisp and clear” sound to users. The implementation is said to be superior to a traditional DAC, and can reduce up to 50 percent of ambient noise levels.

LG said it worked with ESS Technology to develop the Quad DAC, which will supposedly be the “lynchpin” for several multimedia-related features on the LG V20. To recall, a 32-bit Hi-Fi DAC was also included on the LG V10.

LG worked closely with ESS Technology, a leader in high-performance analog and audio devices, to ensure that the Quad DAC, delivered the best audio experience for owners of the LG V20

In the statement, Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics and Mobile Communications Company, said, “As smartphones mature, we’re seeing more and more customers looking beyond just fast processors and big displays in their devices. Higher quality audio is simply the natural evolution of the smartphone, as the industry moves toward a more holistic multimedia consumption experience. We’re pleased to continue this long-term partnership with ESS and bring best in class audio to LG V20 users.”

LG is definitely working to generate interest in the upcoming V20 smartphone, with the company already revealing that the smartphone would launch at a September 6 event, and that it would run Android 7.0 Nougat at launch. The company claimed that this would make the LG V20 the first smartphone to launch with the Nougat version.

In the meanwhile, the LG V20 has been leaked in a series of press renders, which apart from showing the secondary Always On display, also reveal a dual rear camera setup, and a modular chin just like the LG G5.

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LG is hosting an event on September 6 in San Francisco where it is set to unveil the V20 smartphone. There not even a month left for the launch, and leaked renders of the LG V20 have surfaced online. The images show the V20 from all angles, giving us a comprehensive understanding of all the things that are new on the smartphone.

The biggest change is the addition of the modular chin at the bottom, just like the LG G5. The module-release button is also seen placed on the LG V20, affirming that the chin can be removed and replaced with other mods. LG’s first attempt with a modular smartphone, the G5, appears to have backfired, with its poor sales performance affected LG’s revenue figures heavily, attracting losses of roughly $132 million for the last quarter. LG hopes to revive the numbers in the next quarter with the LG V20 launch in September.

At the back, the LG V10 successor sports a dual camera setup with the fingerprint scanner housed right below it. The bezels at the front remain thin, and there is only one front camera sitting on the extreme left this time. The leaked images by Onleaks and Android Authority show a USB Type-C port, 3.5mm audio jack, and speaker grille housed at the bottom, while volume buttons are on the top left. The power button rests on top of the LG V20.

Of course, there is no official photograph from LG, so these leaked renders should be taken with a pinch of salt till official confirmation.

What we know for sure, is that LG has claimed the V20 will be the first smartphone to run Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box. Nougat, based on developer previews, is expected to come with several new features like multi-window support, enhanced notifications, revamped doze, number blocking, and a redesigned Camera app. The app will get more Grid options, and resurrect the much-missed manual exposure mode. Google was expected to release the final public version on August 5, but that didn’t happen.

The LG V20 was earlier reported to be launched in September, but now the official launch date has been revealed. LG is hosting an event in San Francisco on September 6 to officially unveil the LG V20.

The invitation sports a colourful book with ‘Play More’ as the tagline, hinting at the smartphone’s multi-tasking capabilities, as well as possible modular functionality like the LG G5, as the company had introduced the tagline with its 2016 flagship. LG is definitely looking to revive its smartphone business, after the dismal performance of the LG G5. The flagship smartphone had weaker-than-expected sales following production difficulties, and LG reported a total operating loss of roughly $132 million in the second quarter of 2016. In its earnings announcement, the South Korean firm said that the launch of the successor of V10 will help third quarter revenue results.

The LG V10 was launched in October last year, and the smartphone’s big highlights were the secondary Always On display and the dual front camera setup. The smartphone came with two separate lenses that could capture standard 80-degree selfies, or wide-angle selfies of up to 120 degrees.

LG claims the V20 will be the first smartphone to launch with Google’s new Android 7.0 Nougat version. There is not much else that is known about the smartphone so far. The final preview version of Android Nougat was out last month, and the public release is expected on Friday.

Android 7.0 Nougat is expected to come with several new features like multi-window support, enhanced notifications, revamped doze, number blocking, and a redesigned Camera app. The app will get more Grid options, and resurrect the much-missed manual exposure mode.

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South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc said on Monday it plans to start selling a new premium smartphone from September, hoping the device will help its struggling mobile business recover from disappointing sales.

LG said its V20 device, successor to the V10 that went on sale in October last year, will be the first product to run on Google’s latest version of its Android mobile operating system called Nougat at launch. The company did not disclose further details on the V20.

The firm has two main premium phone series and its G5 phone, launched in March, has had weaker-than-expected sales following initial production difficulties. As a result, the South Korean firm’s mobile business reported its fifth straight quarter of operating loss for April-June.

The company said last week the launch of new products, including a successor to the V10, will help its performance improve in the third quarter. Rivals are also pushing new devices to market soon, however: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will unveil its next Galaxy Note smartphone on Wednesday, while Apple Inc is expected to launch new iPhones in September.

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Electronics giant LG has confirmed that it is going to launch a new smartphone in its ‘V series’ sometime in this quarter. Even though the company has not mentioned the smartphone in question, the LG V20 smartphone is widely expected.

LG released its financial earnings for the second quarter of 2016, and even though the smartphone unit of the company saw a total operating loss of roughly $132 million, it is hopeful of a better future. In its earnings statement, the company said, “Overall smartphone shipments increased 3 percent from the previous quarter with a total of 13.9 million smartphones shipped in the second quarter. The launch of the new V series and expanding sales of mass-tier K and X series models are expected to improve the business unit’s performance next quarter”.

While LG has not explicitly mentioned the smartphone that it intends to launch, past leaks hinting at a September launch for the LG V20 match the company’s statement. Its 2016 flagship LG G5 performed below expectations and the company would look to make up for the lost sales figures with the V20 smartphone.

Just to recap, the LG V10 was launched in October last year, and the smartphone’s big highlights were the secondary Always On display and the dual front camera setup. The smartphone came with two separate lenses that can capture standard 80-degree selfies or wide-angle selfies of up to 120 degrees.

Even though LG is struggling with its smartphone business, the company managed to rake in an overall operating profit of $501 million in the second quarter.

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LG Display Co., a supplier of Apple’s iPhone screens, said Wednesday that it will invest KRW 1.99 trillion ($1.75 billion or roughly Rs. 11,768 crores) to produce flexible displays for smartphones, in a sign that more high-end smartphone makers may adopt flexible screens in the near future.

The South Korean company said mass production of flexible displays will start in late 2018, at a scale that will supply enough 5.7-inch sized flexible screens for 3 million handsets per month.

The flexible displays will be made of advanced materials called Oleds, or organic light emitting diodes, which display more saturated colors, such as a darker black, than LCDs.

While Apple still uses LCD screens for its iPhones, a growing number of mobile phone makers have adopted Oled screens for their flagship phones as they have resolved battery-draining and heat problems associated with the technology. Market watchers say even Apple might use the Oled screens for its iPhones as early as next year.

The Oled screen is lighter and thinner than other display screens and has more design flexibility. It can be folded and bended.

LG Display focused initially on investing in large-sized Oled screens for televisions while its small-sized screens were mostly made of LCDs to meet demand from its key clients, including Apple and its affiliated company LG Electronics.

With the latest investment, LG is trying to catch up with its rival Samsung Display in the small-sized Oled screens. Samsung dominates the supply of Oled screens for mobile phones. For years, Samsung Electronics used the Oled screens for its flagship Galaxy smartphones and recently it has adopted curved Oled screens for its Galaxy Edge series smartphones that feature displays that wrap around corners of the devices.

LG Display’s biggest client for mobile phones is Apple.

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LG India on Monday launched the X screen smartphone in India, priced at Rs. 12,990. The smartphone will be available exclusively via Snapdeal from Wednesday.

Launch offers on the LG X screen include Rs. 650 cashback for SBI users, a free subscription to Hungama Play and Hungama Play Apps, and a Vodafone 4G data offer.

was unveiled alongside the LG X cam ahead of MWC 2016. While the global rollout of both the smartphones began in March, the former is only reaching India now. There is no word as to when LG will bring the X cam to India.

The highlight of the LG X screen is its Always On display, similar to what we’ve seen on the LG V10 and the LG G5. The smartphone bears a 4.93-inch In-cell display with a screen resolution of 720×1280 pixels. The second display, which measures 1.76 inches diagonally and is placed about the primary display, has a resolution 520×80 pixel.

The LG X screen’s second display will show notifications for apps, calls without interrupting the current activity or just play music. The second display also allows users check time, date, battery status and other notifications without ever having to turn on the phone.

It’s this secondary display that LG is using to tout the X screen as the “first phone with SOS mode.” The secondary display will show the SOS button, while the mode gets activated if the power button is pressed five times in a row.

The Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based LG X screen is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM. It packs 16GB of inbuilt storage and is backed by a 2300mAh battery. The smartphone sports a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera.

The smartphone measures 142.6×71.8×7.1mm and also supports 4G LTE connectivity. The X screen will be available in Black, White, and Pink Gold colours.

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LG India on Thursday sent out invites for the launch of its X screen smartphone in the country on Monday.

To recall, the LG X screen was first unveiled ahead of MWC 2016, alongside the LG X cam. The company began the global rollout of the X screen and X cam handsets back in March, but the former is only reaching India now.

The highlight of the LG X screen is its Always On display, similar to what we’ve seen on the LG V10 and the LG G5. The smartphone bears a 4.93-inch In-cell display with a screen resolution of 720×1280 pixels. The second, 1.76-inch screen with a 520×80 pixel resolution sits right above the main display. The second screen will show notifications for apps, calls without interrupting the current activity or just play music. The second display also allows users check time, date, battery status and other notifications without ever having to turn on the phone.

The X screen is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor clubbed with a 2GB of RAM. It packs 16GB of inbuilt storage and is backed by a 2300mAh battery. The smartphone sports a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. The Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based handset measures 142.6×71.8×7.1mm and also supports 4G LTE connectivity. It will be available in Black, White, and Pink Gold colours.

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