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LG V20 leak shows the Android phone is keeping its second screen

LG V20 leak shows the Android phone is keeping its second screen


Maybe you'll keep it on this time

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LG's V20 is set to debut on September 6th, but mobile leaker Evan Blass has already got his hands on a high-resolution image of the Android flagship and posted it to Twitter. The image shows off a rather bland-looking smartphone with an uncluttered home screen devoid of any duplicate apps and unnecessary bloatware. What we can see from this image is LG's commitment to the second screen concept it debuted with last year's V10.

The second screen is just what it sounds like: a separate, always-on display that sits on top of the main smartphone screen for showing notifications, widgets, and other information gleaned at a glance. In our review of the V10 last year, The Verge's Vlad Savov found the screen to be unnecessary. "On such a large device as the V10, it’s silly to have a tiny info ticker that doesn’t fit all that much information in the first place. Switch this thing off and you’ll immediately upgrade your V10 user experience," he wrote. LG appears to disagree.

And in another seemingly accidental leak, phone case maker Ballistic appears to have even clearer renderings of the device wrapped in its Elsa Jewel, posted to the website of online retailer Petra. Picked up by Droid Life, these images give a crisp look at both the front and back of the V20, including the rear-facing dual-camera setup and fingerprint reader.

We'll get more information about the device when its unveiled early next month. The company has already confirmed the V20 will be the first phone to ship with Android 7.0 Nougat, and we'll be live at the launch event in San Francisco to report any other details about LG's newest flagship.

Update 5:49PM ET, August 20th: Added image from phone case maker Ballistic showing off both the front and back of the LG V20.

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