What we want to see from LG’s next flagship phone

The LG V60 might be one of the most underrated flagship phones of 2020, and we actually thought it was the firm’s best phone in years. LG just about managed to buck the trend of $1,000+ phones seen from the likes of Samsung, Huawei, Oppo, and even Xiaomi.

Coming in at a starting price of $800 without the Dual Screen case, you’re getting one of the most powerful Android processors on the market, a big battery, wireless charging, and water resistance. There’s still room for improvement though, so here’s what we’d like to see from the LG V70 or whatever LG’s next V series flagship is called.

Our verdict: LG V60 review — LG’s best effort in years is worth a look

A bigger step up in camera quality

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It feels like a constant refrain at this point, but LG’s main issue at this stage is its cameras. That’s not to say the LG V60 takes bad photos, far from it. However, the likes of Google, Huawei, Samsung, Xiaomi, and others have all stepped their games up in recent years, especially for point-and-shoot photography.

LG’s phones tend to get left behind rivals when it comes to general consistency. Our own Eric Zeman noted that the V60 camera suffers from inconsistent exposures and issues with HDR. Fellow Android Authority writer Joe Hindy also found that while the phone takes above-average images in general, low light pictures aren’t as impressive.

Read: LG V60 tips and tricks — Get the most out of it!

LG is also long overdue for an ultra-wide camera upgrade. We’d like to either see more megapixels as we saw with the Oppo Find X2 Pro and OnePlus 8 Pro, much-improved low light quality as we see with Huawei’s recent flagships, or simply just adding autofocus for a more versatile experience.

Improved fingerprint scanner

LG V60 fingerprint reader

In-display fingerprint sensors have been around since 2018, but it’s tough to say whether they will ever be truly preferable over physical scanners. The LG V60 doesn’t make us more confident in this regard.

The V60’s in-display scanner is nowhere as reliable as the rear-mounted scanners seen on LG’s previous phones. It tends to take a little longer to authenticate and fails to read just a tad more often than some competing devices.

Many brands have experienced teething issues upon first adopting this tech, but quite a few of them are now delivering faster, more accurate readers. It’s high time for LG to catch up.

Time to improve the software

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Prior to the LG V60, the last time I had extensively used an LG phone was 2017’s…

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