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.

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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.

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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

SpecificationLG Velvet
Display6.8-inch POLED display with 20.5:9 aspect ratio & 2460×1080 FHD+ resolution
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 765 with 5G
Memory8GB+ 128GB UFS 2.1; Expandable up to 1TB using microSD card slot
Battery4,300mAh with 10W fast wireless charging support
Rear Camera48MP + 8MP Ultrawide +: 5MP Depth Sensor
Front Camera16MP
Other Features3.5mm 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
SoftwareAndroid 10 with LG’s custom UI on top

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