LG V20, the Korean company's follow-up to the successful V10, is set to hit the U.S. stores this coming Oct. 28 while pre-orders are set to commence in the coming weeks. The timing could not be more perfect as LG V20 enters the market abruptly vacated by Samsung Galaxy Note 7's exit.
LG V20, A Worthy Replacement To Note 7
As reviewed by Techradar, the LG V20 is a highly capable replacement of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The second version of LG's premium phablet line comes with the staple secondary screen atop the main screen, a removable 3,200mAh battery, Quad HD display, four dedicated audio chips for high-fidelity music capability, a dual set-up camera and the first smartphone to run Android Nougat out of the box.
Pricing And Availabilty On U.S. Major Carriers
As reported, LG V20 will be available to most of the major U.S. carriers with different pricing options and freebies to smoothen the deal.
Techtimes noted AT&T's offer of the handset's Titan Grey or Silver variant for $34.59 a month with a two-year contract for its AT&T Next Plan. Another option would be $27.67 monthly for a 30-month contract. If customers opt to buy the phone with no contract attached, the LG V20 sells for $829.99. AT&T also offers trade-in options that could give consumers $200 credit in exchange of their old phones and throws in a pair of headphone free for every purchase.
T-Mobile, on the other hand, markets the LG V20 as the first handset to use the carrier's new LTE AWS-3 connection that would beat the rivals in terms of internet speed. The carrier also offers free Bang and Olufsen H3 headphones valued at $149 every purchase. T-Mobile made no announcement about the phone's pricing in both with or without contracts.
Sprint also offers the trade-in promo for the LG V20 with a $200 credit and a free Bang and Olufsen H3 headphones for early birds. Like T-Mobile, Sprint has not yet disclosed its pricing yet and lists the LG V20 as coming soon.
For both Verizon and U.S. Cellular, though confirmed to be carrying the LG V20, no details with regards to the smartphones pricing, launch date or pre-order promos have been released.
LG V20 Faces Tough Competition
The LG V20 would have fought head-to-head with Samsung Galaxy Note 7's share in the market. However, with the latter's early and bittersweet exit, the LG V20 enters as Android's representative to the big-screened smartphone battle, facing the recently unveiled iPhone 7 Plus as its toughest competition.