By 31 October 2016 | Categories: Hardware



Following its highly-anticipated launch in international markets last month, LG’s most celebrated smartphone is set to arrive on South African shores on 7 November 2016. Since its public unveiling in Seoul in September, the V20 has elicited exceptionally positive reactions from industry insiders for its design and feature-rich specifications.

With consumers looking for larger display screens, LG have successfully addressed this with the V20 – with its screen measuring an impressive 5.7-inchs. The V20 is the world’s first (and currently only) smartphone to launch with Android 7.0 Nougat, making it fast, customisable and polished, thanks to Google’s improvements on its popular OS. Android fans will love the improved experience, better productivity, and enhanced performance that Android Nougat has to offer. Nougat brings exciting new features to your mobile OS, including split-screen multi-window, streamlined notifications with direct reply, and improvements to battery performance.

“The V20 collects and improves on users’ favourite features from past models, including the unbeatable dual rear-facing cameras that made the LG G5 such a hit. The devices multimedia capabilities cater even to professional needs, while still being easy enough for the general public to understand, and utilise,” says Deon Prinsloo, General Manager of LG Mobile at LG Electronics South Africa.

LG is clearly on the leading edge when it comes to giving consumers what they want – recognising that today’s users aren’t just consuming and sharing content anymore, they’re creating it too. With such heavy emphasis on photography, sound and video recording, the V Series packs a serious punch in order to meet the high expectations of this market segment.

Photography, video and audio are where the V20 really shines. Combined with LG’s exceptional smartphone cameras (3 in total), the V20 includes helpful features like:

•             Hybrid Auto Focus (for optimal picture sharpness)

•             Auto Shot (with face detection for the perfect selfie)

•             Hi-Fi quality audio recording (developed with renowned European audio brand B&O PLAY)

•             Steady Record 2.0 (to stabilise shaky recording)

And in light of recent battery-related safety concerns in the high-end smartphone market, users will also be relieved to hear that the LG V20, with its removable battery, has undergone 60 000 validation tests to ensure the safety and reliability of this device.

The device has also passed the MIL-STD 810G Transit Drop Test for durability. These tests are carried out by an independent laboratory that tests according to US Military standards. The results showed that the device, with its full metal body could withstand shocks and still operate when dropped repeatedly from a height of four feet, landing in numerous positions, including the front, back, sides and corners.

LG’s V20 sets a new baseline for multimedia capabilities in smartphones, and will become available exclusively from Vodacom to eagerly-awaiting South African customers starting 7 November 2016.

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