LG’s latest flagship smartphone raised eyebrows when it launched earlier this year, thanks to its semi-modular design that allows you to attach accessories to the LG G5 for enhanced audio, camera, or other functions.
But late last year the company launched a phone that was unusual for a different reason: the LG V10 had top-tier specs, dual front cameras, and a secondary, always-on display for notifications and other information.
Now LG has announced that a successor is on the way. The LG V20 will launch in September, 2016. And it will ship with Android 7.0 Nougat software… which is particularly interesting, since Google hasn’t officially announced a launch date for Android 7.0 (although the company has said that it’s coming this summer).
Odds are that folks with recent Nexus smartphones, tablets, and TV boxes will get an Android 7.0 software update either before, or just about the same time that the LG V20 ships. It’s not clear how long we’ll have to wait for new Nexus phones… but we know Google is working on some, and the company tends to launch new models in the fall.
LG isn’t providing many other details about the upcoming V20, but says it’ll be one of the first phones to ship with Android 7.0 and that it’ll be a “premium flagship smartphone.” There’s a good chance it’ll keep some of the hallmark features of last year’s model, including the dual front-facing cameras and secondary display.