08:51PM EDT - It's currently 10 minutes before 6 PM here in San Francisco and we're currently waiting for the LG V20 event to start.

08:53PM EDT - This is going to be experimenting with iPad Pro 12.9 as the sole liveblog tool for photos and text. This isn't necessarily a huge load but improving the value of tablets means covering use cases like this that would otherwise need a dSLR, Lightroom, miniUSB cable, and a lot of finesse.

09:01PM EDT - Here we go.

09:01PM EDT - We're currently being treated to Joseph Gordon Levitt playing drums on the subway in public for some reason?

09:01PM EDT - Frank Lee takes the stage.

09:02PM EDT - Discussing LG's focus on innovation for a better life

09:03PM EDT - "Built for storytellers"

09:04PM EDT - The dual display remains but the dual front facing camera is gone. Rear facing is dual camera instead.

09:06PM EDT - Improved video recording stabilization

09:06PM EDT - High quality lossless audio capture, possibly FLAC audio for video similar to HTC 10

09:06PM EDT - Quad, 32 bit DAC as previously mentioned in pre-launch marketing

09:07PM EDT - Design is minimal alu unibody with thin bezels.

09:08PM EDT - Silicon-based polycarbonate is on the top and bottom which looks like RF windows and improved drop resistance

09:08PM EDT - MIL-STD 810G transit drop test passed but don't drop on the glass

09:10PM EDT - Android Nougat includes Vulkan and other improvements across the board, not unique to LG V20 but should be first phone to ship with Nougat

09:10PM EDT - In app search with Nougat as well on the V20

09:10PM EDT - I have to say taking iPad photos is still very obnoxious

09:11PM EDT - Interesting to see LG taking this seriously

09:12PM EDT - Images shifted frame by frame using live sensor capture and also extra post-video processing

09:12PM EDT - Mike Finley on the stage from QCOM to talk about this technology

09:13PM EDT - Other technologies from the 820 SoC utilized by V20 includes 4K video capture and playback

09:14PM EDT - High quality audio on 3.5mm jack and speaker as well, not sure whether the speaker is yet but looks to be downward firing

09:15PM EDT - V20 is future ready with modem OTA updates to improve throughput once operators deploy new tech

09:16PM EDT - Manual Video continues to appear in the V20. ISO, shutter speed, white balance, focus, sound direction capture, etc. Also photo capture during video recording

09:17PM EDT - Apologies, both front and rear cameras are still dual camera. 8 MP rear camera for wide angle 135 degree. Front camera is 5MP 120 degree FOV.

09:17PM EDT - Auto shot on FFC used to detect faces and gesture to trigger a shutter.

09:18PM EDT - Downward firing speaker, 3 mics with wide dynamic range to avoid saturation in loud environments like concert. Can record high quality video and control sound in video recordings.

09:19PM EDT - Partnered with ESS to get 32-bit DAC for V20.

09:19PM EDT - ES9218 design win?

09:21PM EDT - Looking at the liveblog it looks like there's an issue with image uploads. I'll have to see whether I can resolve this later.

09:21PM EDT - 130 dB SNR in this DAC which should eliminate hiss

09:22PM EDT - Headphone amplifier has double voltage of anything else on the market so you don't need an external amp

09:24PM EDT - 5.7" QHD display

09:24PM EDT - B&O headphones included in US as limited time offer

09:25PM EDT - LG UX 5.0+

09:25PM EDT - Removable 3200 mAh battery and USB type C

09:26PM EDT - USB C to A adapter and QC 3.0 charger

09:26PM EDT - Up to 64GB of internal memory internally

09:26PM EDT - Fingerprint scanner for Android Pay and other security such as Content Lock

09:27PM EDT - Available through AT&T, TMOUS, US Cellular, Verizon, and Sprint

09:27PM EDT - Titan and SIlver

09:27PM EDT - That ends this liveblog. Look for hands-on soon.

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  • Amer007 - Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - link

    Looking at live comments hope it has 4 or 6 gig of ram and 4000 to be the battery. Reply
  • Amer007 - Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - link

    4000 mah for the battery Reply
  • boe_d - Wednesday, September 07, 2016 - link

    The small battery is going to kill this thing. They'll need to throw in a spare battery and a charger that can charge the spare battery outside the phone if they want to salvage this release. Reply
  • Gazzy - Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - link

    And you guessed neither..... Reply
  • Ikefu - Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - link

    Somehow every photo in the blog is the same photo until the last two. Think there was a mix up there. Reply
  • Ryan Smith - Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - link

    Yeah. We were trying a new workflow with live blogging, and it didn't quite work out the way we planned. The good news is that we know what went wrong and can fix it for tomorrow's Apple event.=) Reply
  • Ikefu - Wednesday, September 07, 2016 - link

    Cool =) BTW, The fact that you flip it so entries go in proper chronological order after the event is still one of the best things ever. Keep up the great work! Reply
  • fanofanand - Wednesday, September 07, 2016 - link

    I second this, it's a major relief to not have to scroll to the bottom first. Thank you Ryan for taking reader input into account and making changes! Kudos! Reply
  • Psyside - Wednesday, September 07, 2016 - link

    No need to explain that you will do things right when Apple things are presented, we already noticed that quite well, especially from Joshua Ho.

    BTW where is the deep dive article? 8890 vs 820, probably not so important as any random phones with sub low end chipsets?
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  • Ryan Smith - Wednesday, September 07, 2016 - link

    "BTW where is the deep dive article? 8890 vs 820, probably not so important as any random phones with sub low end chipsets?"

    Unfortunately we've had to remove that from the schedule since Andrei has stepped down.
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