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LG V20 unveiling set for Sept. 6 in San Francisco

by Jacob Kleinman | August 4, 2016August 4, 2016 8:00 am PST

After promising to reveal the LG V20 in September, LG recently invited press to an event being held on September 6 in San Francisco.

The invitation doesn’t reveal much about the mysterious new handset, offering up the vague tagline “Play More.” LG previously said the V20 would be the first device to launch running Android Nougat software thanks to a partnership with Google. Beyond that, we still don’t really know what to expect from the device.

Last year’s LG V10 features a pair of front-facing cameras and a small secondary screen just above the main display. Earlier this year, the company unveiled the modular LG G5. It’s possible the V20 could combine technology from those two smartphones, though it might also surprise us with something totally new.

LG’s timing seems a bit odd with the IFA tech expo running the week prior in Berlin. The conference is often used to launch major new smartphones and other devices, so it’s unclear why the V20 would debut at a separate event on the other side of the world. It’s possible LG could also bring the new phone to IFA 2016, but there’s nothing in this preliminary announcement to suggest that’s the plan.


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...