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A new smartphone is coming, only not the one you think


A new smartphone is coming, only not the one you think
LG V20 (Photo: Eli Blumenthal, USA TODAY)SAN FRANCISCO —On the evening before Apple is expected to unveil its newest iPhone, one rival decided to lift the curtain on its own latest premium smartphone: LG Electronics, makers of the V20 handset.It's the first smartphone to come preloaded with Android 7.0 or Nougat, the latest version of Google's mobile operating system.I got to hold it briefly, and it appears to be a perfectly solid multimedia-oriented handset, though one likely overshadowed by Apple's pending announcement.


LG unveils new V20 premium smartphone


LG unveils new V20 premium smartphone
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's LG Electronics, reeling from continued losses from its smartphone business, unveiled its new V20 premium smartphone on Wednesday, hoping for a pick-up in the second half.The new phone, which offers a 5.7 inch display along with a metal body and replaceable battery, offers upgrades from its predecessor including dual rear cameras, audio playback capabilities in partnership with Bang & Olufsen and improved photo and video functions.LG did not disclose pricing.


'Fastest smartphone chip ever,' the A10 Fusion, powers Apple's new iPhone 7


'Fastest smartphone chip ever,' the A10 Fusion, powers Apple's new iPhone 7
At the heart of every Apple iPhone is usually an upgraded chip, and this year's iPhone 7 is no different: Apple executives said the new A10 Fusion is the fastest smartphone chip ever."Apple's chip team has been killing it in performance," said Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of marketing.Apple has an existing license from ARM, the British smartphone chip designer that was recently acquired by Softbank.


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