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LG V20 Release Date, Pricing & Updates: First Smartphone To Run Android 7.0 Nougat Debuts In Korea On Sept. 29

By Mario Jr , Sep 22, 2016 03:28 PM EDT

LG V20 is slated to become the world's first smartphone to run Android 7.0 Nougat. This news comes after the announcement of LG earlier this month that debut release of the said device is happening in South Korea on Sept. 29.

Following LG's official statement confirming the release of LG V20 in South Korea this month, reports already swirled around the tech community that the new smartphone will be the first to run Android 7.0 Nougat.

However, a report from Phone Arena stated that despite the LG V20 becoming the first Nougat-ran device, it will not be widely distributed across the globe as it will be initially released yet in South Korea.

Android 7.0 Nougat will come with split-screen mode, quick switching apps, redesigned notifications, reprised system user interface tuner, Doze mode improvements, multi-language support and more.

The split-screen mode has been one of the major features of Google's software upgrade for Android to look forward to. There has been several attempts of bringing in this addition since Lollipop, but to no avail. Only custom ROMs were able to provide this feature.

As Google tries it one more time, the built-in split-screen mode works by allowing two functional windows on the screen be it in landscape or portrait. It is basically aimed at more productivity.

The LG V20 will soon be available in its home country for KRW 899,800 or approximately around $810 at any carrier. It is available in three colors: pink, titanium and silver.

The South Korean tech giant also announced that customers have the chance to avail of the gift pack worth $185 for only $15 in celebration of the LG V20 release. The gift pack has phone accessories such as LG Bluetooth speaker, LG Tone Plus headphones and a battery and charging crib.

However, the promotion's availability in the United States has not been confirmed, but initial rumors suggest the device will be released in the country and in Hong Kong on Oct. 21. Meanwhile, LG has confirmed that there will be no release of the V20 in Europe at least anytime soon.

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