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