For any Canadian with ears, 2015 and 2016 were very disapointing years. The HTC 10 limited to Bell, the LG V10 or the HiFi module on the LG G5 not sold in Canada were very bad news.
Hope seems to be around the corner with latest announcement from LG: The V20 should be available in Canada... that is if any provider dare to sell something that sounds good; not Samsung.
Other than the usual "Rogers cannot confirm or infirm devices availabilty..." does anyone have information about how the V20 will be marketed in Canada?
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Any word on preorders? I heard today that they US preorders are beginning Oct 17. It's been a long wait since the launch on September 6...uggh. I'm almost tired of waiting.
I was already tired of waiting and I could not realistically foresee Rogers (or any other Canadian provider) selling that phone before January 2017. So I went ahead and got a used (like new) HTC 10 for 500CAD and that gets me where the LG V20 would have been soundwise. The HTC 10 custom sound profiles, the output power and "snappyness" of dedicated DAC and native handling of lossless formats really got me. Yeah, sound makes me choose my phones. And the V20 will certainly sell around 1000CAD.
So, LG made the annoucement this morning.
LG V20 to launch in Canada on October 28 via Videotron and Wind Mobile.
This was via Mobilesyrup. No word on the big 3 though...
Seems the LTE radio will definitely support Rogers bands, so even if they don't offer it directly, network compatibility shouldn't be an issue.
It's disappointing though that Rogers has seen fit to limit their selection of flagship Android devices. Between the V20 and the htc 10, their selection is lacking in 2016. I'm just coming up to my 2 year mark, and I've been hoping for a better selection before renewing; None of the flagship Android devices on offer at Rogers offer the kind of audio experience I'm looking for, and in fact none will even drive higher impedance headphones. The htc 10 and V20 both do this and show audio prowess.