We expect our smartphones to do a lot at once. We ask them to zing messages back and forth, stream the latest binge-worthy TV show, play the morning pump-up song, and notify us when the bus is five minutes away—all without depleting the charge we need to make it through the day. The problem is that some phones can only perform a few of these tasks at once, and most cannot multi-task in a power-efficient manner.
Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, the LG V20, the latest in its V series of smartphones, intends to buck that trend. It’s engineered to harness the strength and finesse of its revolutionary processor to deliver immersive multimedia and gaming, ingenious productivity settings, and the intelligent power efficiency to make it all possible.
Oh, and did we mention that the V20 is making history? It’s the first smartphone to come preloaded with both of Android’s highly anticipated technologies—7.0 Nougat operating system and Google’s In Apps phone search—out of the box. With In Apps, a breakthrough intelligent search tool, you can find content from both built-in apps (like contacts, emails, text messages, and photos), as well as from user-installed apps. It also enables you to discover recently accessed apps, people to get in touch with, messages to read, or activity across apps, without having to type a query. Additionally, Nougat allows you to see two apps at once in a split screen and drag text, images, and files from one app to another for optimal multitasking.
The LG V20 offers leading connectivity with the 820’s integrated Snapdragon X12 LTE modem, which is a great fit for those who are always connected. It can support download speeds up to an incredible 600Mbps (perfect for streaming 360-degree VR videos), fast access to files in cloud storage, and quick downloads of high quality music for on-device or offline playback.
You’ll also be able to capture plenty of Hi-Fi videos on the V20 thanks to core Qualcomm technologies. Steady Record—one of the V10’s standout features—gets a major upgrade on the V20. This second-generation technology uses Qualcomm Technologies' electronic image stabilization (EIS) 3.0 to prevent shaky images and produce sharper video footage when you’re panning with your camera. This will come in handy when you’re filming on-the-go (on a hike, for example) or when you’re being jostled in a crowd (at a concert, for instance).
For gaming, the V20 and Snapdragon 820 are engineered to support the ultimate in VR. Nougat, for instance, packs in support for VulkanTM, an advanced 3D rendering API, and Google Daydream, the long-awaited Google VR platform. Powered by the Snapdragon 820, the two programs are designed to enhance immersive gameplay with vivid Qualcomm Adreno 530 graphics. This superior graphic engine is engineered to yield 40 percent faster graphics and power efficiency over the previous generation.
But let’s face it: You’re not always gaming or enjoying movies or songs in perfectly serene environments. Often times you’re in a dim room or, conversely, ringed by too much sunlight. For these imperfect situations, the V20 has the perfect solutions. One is Qualcomm TruPalette display technology, which works behind the scenes to intelligently adjust the color on your screen based on your environment. TruPalette works in concert with Qualcomm EcoPix technology, which works to modify the backlight and pixels on your display without draining your battery.
None of these technologies need to sap your phone’s battery or stop you from watching your favorite show. The V20 is engineered to conserve battery during periods of light use. One new Nougat feature in particular, Doze, drops your phone into low power stages when it’s not in use.
The V20’s power efficiency emanates from its processor. Inside the Snapdragon 820, the 64-bit quad- core Qualcomm Kryo CPU is super-charged for superior power and performance. Its redesigned architecture is engineered to offer 2X the performance and power-saving of the previous generation CPU, allowing you to double your workload and time spent on your device. And when you need a fast re-charge to get on with your busy day, you can take advantage of Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology, which provides nearly a full-day charge in just 30 minutes.
The LG V20, the next-generation productivity whiz and mobile multimedia heavyweight powered by the Snapdragon 820, will be available in Korea starting this month followed by other regions. Launch dates in additional countries are expected to be announced in the weeks to come.