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Exclusive: newly-launched LG V20 coming to South Africa

LG’s innovative V10 smartphone didn’t make it to South African shores unfortunately, but the Korean firm has some good news for us regarding the newly announced LG V20.

The company announced that the new smartphone will indeed be coming to South African shores.

“I can confirm that V20 will be coming to SA,” a local LG representative told Gearburn in an emailed response to questions.

LG V20 will be officially sold in South Africa, unlike its V10 predecessor

The representative also confirmed that they were looking at a rough November launch window for the new handset.

Unfortunately, a recommended retail price couldn’t be confirmed by LG at the time of publication.

What are we getting?

The LG V20 takes some cues from the G5 (review), featuring a high-end Snapdragon 820 chip, 4GB of RAM and a 2560×1440 display (albeit 5.7-inches in size). Much like the G5, the phone also includes two main cameras, being a 16MP f/1.9 main camera and a wide-angle 8MP f/2.4 shooter. The selfie department differs from the G5 by packing a wide-angle shooter on the front too (5MP).

The new handset also has a heavy emphasis on the audio side of things, packing three high-quality microphones for capturing audio and “quad DAC” hardware.

LG’s phone is capable of capturing audio in “24-bit/48 kHz Linear Pulse Code Modulation (LPCM)” format, while the three microphones assist in delivering better quality audio and “wider dynamic frequency range”, the company claimed.

Check out our V20 article here for a more comprehensive rundown of the handset.

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Hadlee Simons
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1 Comment

  1. J R Tur Pineda

    October 28, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Thanks Lord!