LG V20 save LG from a really poor year. Even though they launched the first modular smartphone on the market, the LG G5, which won the “Smartphone of the year” award at MWC 2016, but failed to win customers hearts.
LG lost money on G5, but LG V20 was like a breath of fresh air. Even though it was release late in the year the sales went so well, that gave LG the opportunity to relax a bit. LG V20 was a surprising good smartphone that also brought some new feature.
It was the first smartphone on the market to run Android 7.0 Nougat, it came with secondary screen on the front, dual main camera and a set of specs that recommended it as a flagship.
As rumors about pile up we get to see that its successor, the LG V30 is going to be stunning as well. It is expected to get curved flexible OLED display made in-house by LG Display and the Snapdragon 835 chipsets from Qualcomm. The exact features that LG G6 didn’t had the opportunity to get even though it was expected to have. The G6 was released with an LCD display and the older Snapdragon 821 chipset.
LG V30 is expected to be launched in the second half of the year, most likely in the fall, so it might as well be one of the first smartphones on the market to run Android 8.0 Oreo. From previous rumors we learned that it might get 6 GB of RAM, it will keep its secondary screen and it will get a dual camera not only on the back, but ar the front as well.
Maybe LG should reconsider which smartphone is its flagship. Maybe if they would shift the release date to not interfere with the Galaxy Note 8 or the iPhones that will be launched in the second half of the year as well, maybe LG will be able two score twice in a year, not only in the spring.