The very first smartphone running Google Android 7.0 Nougat straight out of the box is now confirmed to be made available in Indian shores. Do remember that this device will be a non-Nexus handset and will be the LG V20.
At this point in time, the LG V20 is also confirmed to be the very first non-Nexus phone offering the Android 7.0 platform out of the box. Also, it is interesting to note that the predecessor of the V20, the LG V10 has not been released in India.
Now, a report published in Gadgets 360 quoting Kim-Ki-Wan, Managing Director at LG India, states that the LG V20 would be a definite possibility in India.
A timeline for the launch of the Indian launch of the LG V20 has also been revealed by Gadgets 360, and as per this information, the Android 7.0-running smartphone would be launched in India as early as in September.
The international launch of LG V20 is slated to take place during the first week of September in San Francisco in the US.
At this point in time, the key technical specification of LG V20 are yet to be made official; if rumours from reliable sources are anything to go by then the phone would feature:
- 5.7-inch display having resolution of 1440 x 2560
- Android 7.0 (Nougat) operating system out of the box
- Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, along with Adreno 530 GPU
- 20 MP rear camera
- 8 MP front snapper
- 4/6 GB RAM
- 32/64/128 GB internal storage variants
- LTE, HSPA, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and microUSB connectivity
- 4,000 mAh Lithium-Ion battery.
A notable aspect worth noting is that the official Google Android webpage is yet to be updated with details about Android 7.0. The page still contains information about the now comparatively older Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating platform iteration.
This aspect raises questions about Google's timeliness with regard to rolling out new OS updates to older eligible devices. Remember that Google is yet to seed Android 6.0 OS as an OS update to many smartphones (eligible) stuck on Android Lollipop iterations.