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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  • Meteor2 - Wednesday, September 07, 2016 - link

    Oh no! Surely there is material which can still be used! Reply
  • lilmoe - Wednesday, September 07, 2016 - link

    "Stepped down"? Can you please clarify? Reply
  • Ryan Smith - Wednesday, September 07, 2016 - link

    Though we typically don't publish when employees leave, he no longer works for AnandTech as an editor. Reply
  • lilmoe - Wednesday, September 07, 2016 - link

    That's rather unfortunate. Actually, pretty disappointing. Reply
  • fanofanand - Wednesday, September 07, 2016 - link

    Andrei stepped down????? His LinkedIn still says mobile editor at Anandtech. Say it ain't so! Reply
  • fanta666 - Wednesday, September 07, 2016 - link

    When can we expect the htc 10 complete review ? Reply
  • Ryan Smith - Wednesday, September 07, 2016 - link

    Soon (TM). Reply
  • jordanclock - Wednesday, September 07, 2016 - link

    What is the 8890? I'm not finding anything on any 889X models anywhere. Reply
  • bENDEJO - Wednesday, September 07, 2016 - link

    He's referring to the Samsung Exynos 8890 SOC. The Galaxy S7 phones came in two variants, a US version with a Snapdragon 820, and an international version with the Exynos 8890. Last years Galaxy S6 and Note 5 used their Exynos 7420 and avoided the SD 810 altogether.
    Many readers have been waiting for a more in depth analysis between the differences SD 820 and 8890.
    Hope that helps.
    Reply
  • anactoraaron - Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - link

    I will save anyone from the hands on piece. The display will be way too blue (8000k or more), there will be bi-annual security updates at best, and it will have some type of quality control issue that will be baffling. Oh yeah, and the price will drop 150-200 2-3 months after release Reply

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