LG has taken the veil off its brand new smartphone – Velvet. LG had been teasing it for weeks now and is said to be a replacement for the G series. But unlike the flagship G-lineup, this one is a mid-ranger, at least by its specs. The underlying Snapdragon 765G makes the point.
Let’s see what it brings to the table.
LG Velvet Highlights
On the front, you get a 6.8-inch Full-HD+ OLED display with curved edges on both sides. There is a slim yet visible forehead with a U-shaped notch, which is home to a 16MP selfie shooter.
Flip and at its back, you’ll find the so-called ‘waterdrop’ camera panel. The incumbents are a 48MP primary sensor (with OIS support), an 8MP ultrawide snapper, and a 5MP depth sensor.
Inside, you have the aforementioned Snapdragon 765G chip coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage. The latter is expandable up to 1TB using a micro SD card. There is Android 10 software with the proprietary skin layered on top. O yeah, the phone’s 5G-capable.
LG Velvet draws from a 4,300mAh battery that’s bolstered by a 10W wireless charger. This has to be the real-standout feature considering its a mid-range phone.
Amongst other things, you also get stuff like a Stylus, Voice-out Focus, ASMR Recording, IP68 water & dust resistance, an in-display fingerprint scanner, a USB Type-C socket, and a 3.5mm audio jack.
LG Velvet Price and Availability
LG Velvet has been launched at KRW 899,800 (approx Rs. 55,800) in South Korea.
It will be available in four paints viz. Aurora White, Aurora Gray, Aurora Green, and Illusion Sunset. The Velvet goes on pre-order starting tomorrow, i.e. 8th May, and will be up for grabs from 15th May.
LG Velvet Specifications
|Display||6.8-inch POLED display with 20.5:9 aspect ratio & 2460×1080 FHD+ resolution|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 with 5G|
|Memory||8GB+ 128GB UFS 2.1; Expandable up to 1TB using microSD card slot|
|Battery||4,300mAh with 10W fast wireless charging support|
|Rear Camera||48MP + 8MP Ultrawide +: 5MP Depth Sensor|
|Other Features||3.5mm headphone jack, Wacom stylus support with 4096 pressure levels, USB Type-C port, In-display fingerprint scanner, Voice-out Focus, ASMR Recording, IP68 water & dust resistance|
|Software||Android 10 with LG’s custom UI on top|