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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  • Gazzy - Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - link

    I will agree on the price aspect, really hoping for display to be calibrated for sRGB and having an option for a wider gamut. Reply
  • Arbie - Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - link

    ...and... and... and.. microSD card? No? Forget it. Reply
  • tyger11 - Wednesday, September 07, 2016 - link

    Yes, it has both microSD card and removable battery. Reply
  • AmdInside - Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - link

    Don't mean to sound rude but please use DLSR in the future. The pics are pretty bad. Reply
  • JanSolo242 - Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - link

    Let the LG V20 vs the ZTE Axon 7 audio shootout commence! Reply
  • rozquilla - Wednesday, September 07, 2016 - link

    Hmmm, looks pretty, but I don't trust LG anymore, got a state of the art G4 back then, who got image persistence issues and then the "bootloop" issue, basically converted it into very lightweight bricked paperweight. Both are hardware defects, and there are reports of the same issue happening to the V10 and G5.

    There is a petition online with near to 7000 signatures asking for a recall, a lot of people lost all the data on the onboard flash.
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  • alistair.brogan - Wednesday, September 07, 2016 - link

    Well, I've had problems with every phone I've ever owned, and the Nexus 5 was the latest really bad example. So the price of the G4 is so good in Canada my entire family bought them. 3 working perfectly for a year, and I can say it's the best phone I've ever had. No annoying bugs or faults, and no software crashes like the Samsung S6 I tried first.

    I'd say no one brand has better quality than LG, about the same amount of problems as other AAA brands have.
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  • fanofanand - Wednesday, September 07, 2016 - link

    My N5 has all sorts of random tiny issues but nothing major. What happened with your N5 that was "really bad"? Reply
  • boe_d - Wednesday, September 07, 2016 - link

    The small battery is VERY disappointing - particularly after the rumors it was going to be even bigger than the one in the S7 Note or the Edge. A 4000mah battery as rumored would probably help LG immensely with sales particularly after the boot loop issue and the poorly timed event announcement. Reply
  • cyberfrost - Wednesday, September 07, 2016 - link

    Disappointed with the battery capacity. I was expecting it to be 3500 or more. T-mo V10 has received only 2 updates till date and the bootloop issue G4 and some V10 and G5 units are facing does not show LG in good light either. I am little confused whether to upgrade to V20 or to wait for Nexus (or Pixel) phone. Reply

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