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LG V20: First smartphone supporting LTE-Band 66 starts shipping October 28th

The LG V20 will be the first phone to support LTE band 66.
The LG V20 will be the first phone to support LTE band 66.
T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint and Wind in Canada all announced recently that they will start shipping the LG V20 on October 28th. The LG V20 is the first smartphone to offer band 66 support, which will improve speed and offer better indoor reception.
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The V20, LG's new flagship phone is already selling in it's home country South Korea. In the USA and Canada, LG will start shipping the V20 as early as October 28th even though preorders are expected to start a week earlier at least. AT&T started preorders yesterday already. T-Mobile will bundle the V20 together with a pair of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3 headphones for a limited time only, normally a $149 value.

Some providers like T-Mobile in the USA or Wind in Canada will be able to tout better mobile coverage and speed on this phone, because the LG V20 is the first phone to support LTE band 66 which is an expansion of band 4 and works in the AWS spectrum. Up until now, no phone was able to make use of that LTE-band, even this year's iPhone 7 does not yet work with it. Apart from better speed, customers with an LG V20 can expect better indoor reception if the network supports it as well. Currently band 66 is only being used in the USA and Canada.

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As a young tech enthusiast with a history involving assembling and overclocking projects, I ended up working as a projectionist with good old 35-mm films before I entered the computer world at a professional level. I assisted customers at an Austrian IT service provider called Iphos IT Solutions for seven years, working as a Windows client and server administrator as well as a project manager. As a freelancer who travels a lot, I have been able to write for Notebookcheck from all corners of the world since 2016. My articles cover brand-new mobile technologies in smartphones, laptops, and gadgets of all kinds.
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Alexander Fagot, 2016-10- 8 (Update: 2016-10- 8)