LG Announces Android 11 Update Roadmap: Starts With LG Velvet 5G Next Month
South Korean smartphone maker LG has shared a timeline for the rollout of Android 11 to some of its smartphones in the European market. The company will push the Android 11 to more smartphones including the LG G8X, LG Wing, LG K52, LG K42, and more. LG posted the Android 11 roadmap on its German website, showing smartphones will start receiving Android 11 updates starting April.
In its post, LG said that it is testing Android 11 on seven smartphones including the LG Velvet 5G, Velvet 4G, LG G8X, LG G8S, LG Wing, LG K52, and LG K42. The last smartphones to get the Android 11 update are the LG Wing, LG K52, and L K42, all of which will be updated in Q4 2021. This, notably, will be after the Android 12 rollout for the initial batch of smartphones, if things go according to plans. The LG Velvet 5G, on the other hand, will be the first LG smartphone that will get the Android 11 update. The south Korean version of the LG Velvet 5G was reportedly updated to Android 11 in February this year.
The LG G8S will get updated to Android 11 in Q2, and LG G8X and LG Velvet 4G will get updated in Q3 2021.
LG recently updated its budget LG W41 series that includes the regular model, LG W41 Plus, and LG W41 Pro. It features a 6.5-inch HD+ (720×1,600 pixels) HID Full Vision display with 20:9 aspect ratio, considerable chin, and hole-punch cutout at the top left for the selfie camera. Under the hood, the phones pack the octa-core MediaTek Helio G35 SoC clocked at 2.3GHz. At the back, the quad cameras are housed in a rectangular module that includes the LED flash. The rear camera setup comprises a 48-megapixel primary camera, a secondary 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2-megapixel depth sensor and a 5-megapixel macro shooter. For selfies, there’s a single 8-megapixel shooter.