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LG V20 with Android Nougat release confirmed for Sept.

by Jacob Kleinman | August 1, 2016August 1, 2016 8:30 am PST

Last month, we learned LG was racing to release its next big smartphone in September to compete with Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 7. Now the South Korean company has confirmed plans to launch the LG V20 next month.

LG announced the news in a press release on Monday, adding that the V20 will run Google’s upcoming Android Nougat software thanks to close collaboration with the search giant. We don’t know much about the device, but it could borrow some features from last year’s V10. That might include dual front-facing cameras or that secondary screen just above the main display.

The company has already developed a lot of interesting technology. There’s the modular system introduced with the LG G5, along with the bendable displays featured in its G Flex series. It’s also possible LG could try something totally original with the V20.

LG’s already demonstrated it’s willing to think outside of the box with its flagship smartphones, but it’s still struggling to keep up with Samsung and Apple. It’s possible the V20 could help turn things around, but the company will need something really great if it wants to compete with the upcoming Galaxy Note 7 and iPhone 7. Let’s hope this time it can deliver a hit.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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