Verizon Communications Inc. has declared that it will carry the new LG V20 smartphone, coming soon. The phone is designed to capture the most important moments in your life with stunning audio and visual clarity. It serves to make good use of Verizon LTE Advanced. The network brings 50% faster peak wireless data speeds to 288+ mn people in 461 cities from coast to coast. The V20 can be said to be a true evolution of the popular V10. The V20 has next-gen video and audio recording abilities. On the front, it has a new 5MP wide-angle camera. It also has a durable design that lets your phone stand out from the crowd.
Verizon Communications Inc. Flaunts a Phone that is Dressed to Impress
So where do we start? How about the 5.7″ quad-HD display enveloped in a new metal back cover that can easily be removed? With the push of a button, you get access to a removable 3200mAh battery. The back cover is made of AL 6013 aluminum — the same material used in airplanes. Both the top and bottom of the V20 are covered in silicone polycarbonate. It is a material used to reduce shock in helmets and airbags.
This new mix of materials helps in making the V20 durable. In fact, the V20 passed a key durability test (the MIL-STD-810G Transit Drop Test) by an independent laboratory. Under the hood, we have a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. There is also 64GB of memory (50.45GB user available, expandable to 2TB with MicroSD, sold separately) and 4GB of RAM. This makes the V20 one of the fastest smartphones on the market.
Verizon Solves Water Industry Firms’ Woes
PRNewswire reports that Verizon Communications Inc. will roll out a new LTE IoT solution for Neptune Technology Group. This will be to drive sustainability in the water industry. Verizon announced on Tuesday that it will provide a new Cat M1 IoT (Internet of Things) solution. In fact, as far as IoT goes, Verizon is even into connected vehicles! This is not known to many. It had announced that it will buy Telogis, on the day of the Wells Fargo Convergence & Connectivity Symposium . Now, Neptune is excited to work with Verizon to develop next-generation IoT products.
Announced at the start of CTIA Super Mobility 2016, Verizon is bringing key solutions. These are meant for the utilities industry and they include:
A solution to meet the requirements of utility customers. Here, the chipset supports up to 10 years of battery life. All this comes at a cost-effective price point.
A Category M1 solution for water and gas firms. It has an even lower power consumption and longer range and reliable connectivity with up to 1 Mbps speed. And of course, all of this is at a cost-efficient price point. Solutions based on MDM9206 are expected to be commercially available in early 2017.
Then there is Verizon’s 4G LTE network, security and a range of cloud-based applications to support smart metering. Verizon currently supports more than 3 mn utility meters on its network nationwide.
“We are pleased to collaborate with Neptune to invest in R&D that helps to reduce barriers commonly associated with IoT such as fragmented ecosystems and a lack of standards,” said Mark Bartolomeo, vice president IoT Connected Solutions at Verizon Communications Inc. . “4G LTE should be optimized for IoT deployments. This is core to our strategy.”
A senior VP of product management at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. said: “4G LTE networks such as Verizon’s, together with our LTE modem solutions, have evolved to meet or exceed demands.”