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LG Electronics seeks mobile spark from new V20 smartphone
By Reuters -

LG Electronics' company logo is seen at a shop in central Seoul, July 23, 2013. LG Electronics' company logo is seen at a shop in central Seoul, July 23, 2013.

South Korea's LG Electronics Inc, 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.
The V20's success will be important for LG. Its mobile division reported a fifth straight quarterly operating loss in April-June as initial production problems and the success of rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's Galaxy S7 phones led to disappointing sales for LG's G5 smartphone.
 
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The new LG phone will be competing with Apple Inc's new iPhones, but Samsung's recall of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones may give it some breathing room.
LG said the V20 will go on sale in South Korea from end-September, with other markets to follow.