Earlier this month, LG unveiled the latest in its V series of smartphones, the V20. With brilliant new features including Hi-Fi Quad DAC, HD Audio Recorder, Steady Record 2.0, and front and rear wide-angle lens cameras, the V20 is set to deliver the highest multimedia capabilities available on a mobile device.
The world's first smartphone to feature a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAV, the V20 comes complete with 75-stage fine volume and L/R balance controls as well as support for loseless music formats including FLAC, DSD, AIFF and ALAC. If you're not sure what those technical jargons mean, just know that the V20 promises to deliver clearer sound by minimising distortion and ambient noise by up to 50 percent. If that's not music to your ears (pun completely intended), I've no idea what will be!
The HD Audio Recorder on the V20 also represents the next level of sound recording, letting users capture studio quality audio with a wider dynamic frequency range using three high AOP microphones capable of recording sounds surpassing audio recording quality on conventional smartphones. Budding singer-songwriters can also use the Music Recorded feature to create high quality audio by recording singing voices over existing music.
For audiophiles like me, it's always good news to hear when phone makers collaborate with the best headphone manufacturers. In an effort to further enhance audio functions and design, LG continues its collaboration with Bang & Olufsen PLAY. The result is a natural, balanced sound which reflects B&O PLAY's acoustic engineering philosophy. When big brands collaborate, consumers gain. The LG V20 will come bundled with a special pair of B&O PLAY earphones worth $198 for us to start enjoying the ultimate audio experience right away.
The cameras on the V20 is also something worth mentioning. The Steady Record 2.0 feature leverages on Qualcomm Technologies' electronic image stablisation (EIS) 3.0 to record sharper video footage while neutralising shaky images. Video quality is also further enhanced by adjusting objects across frames and minimising distortion caused by rolling shutter for smoother action. Perfect for those jumpshots!
The wide angle capabilities of the front and rear cameras allow consumers to capture more background without having to physically step back. Selfie and wefie lovers, go crazy with the 5MP front camera with a 120-degree that allows you to include many more friends in one single frame.
The dual-lens rear camera comprises of a 16MP with a 75-degree large aperture standard angle lens, and an 8MP with 135-degree lens, the widest available in any smartphone. Now go get those gorgeous vistas and breathtaking landscapes shots!
The LG V20 comes with the mobile user interface LG UX 5.0+ to make it easier to use the multimedia functions tailored to customer needs. The LG UX 5.0+ is an upgraded version of the LG UX 5.0 first introduced on the LG G5. It is also the world’s first smartphone interface to run on Android 7.0 Nougat.
The LG V20 also features Multi-window to display two apps at once in a split screen allowing users to drag text, images, and files from one app to another. The combination of these advancements together with the 5.7-inch main IPS Quantum Display offers the best in multitasking capabilities.
To achieve both a sophisticated look and solid durability, LG uses lightweight aluminum, together with a new silicon-based material. AL6013 metal, found in aircraft, sailboats and mountain bikes, was selected to cover the back of the phone due to its sturdy but light properties. the top and bottom of the phone are made by Silicone Polycarbonate (Si-PC).
Available from November 5, 2016, in Silver and Titan, the LG V20 will retail for S$998 at all M1, Singtel, StarHub and authorized LG Mobile retailers. Each purchase comes with a mobile casing premium pack worth $88 while stocks last.
For more information, please visit http://www.lg.com/sg/mobile-phones/lg-V20.
This article was written by Ivan Lim