The V20 will begin shipping in the third quarter.
The phone builds upon the feature set of last year’s LG V10. It was engineered to take advantage of many new features of Nougat, including Vulkan-supported graphics for more immersive gaming and better battery performance with Doze. Direct Reply lets users respond quickly to text messages or update tasks using the notification interface.
“We are excited to offer the first phone in the world to feature Nougat out of the box,” said Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics and Mobile Communications Company. “The LG V20 upgrades and extends its predecessor’s cutting-edge multimedia features a step further, providing distinctive mobile experience and sets a new standard for premium phones for consumers.”