After a whirlwind of rumours, LG Velvet has been unveiled as the company’s latest smartphone model. As confirmed by initial teasers, the new LG phone comes with a Cinema FullVision display and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC. LG has also provided a waterdrop-style display notch and a curved screen design. Other standout features of the phone are a triple rear camera setup that has sensors placed like water droplets and a velvet-touch design. There are also four distinct colour options to suit the preferences and expectations of the audience. Presently the phone is unboxed in South Africa and it is expected to reach global markets in the coming days.
The device falls under the price category of KRW 899,800 (roughly Rs. 55,700) for the single, 8GB RAM + 128GB storage configuration. The phone comes in Aurora Green, Aurora Gray, Aurora White, and Illusion Sunset colour options. Furthermore, it will initially be available for purchase in South Korea from May 15, with its pre-orders scheduled for Friday, May 8.
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In case of the specifications, the phone runs Android 10 out-of-the-box with a custom ROM on top. It comes with a 6.8-inch full-HD+ (1080×2460 pixels) Cinema FullVision POLED display that has a 20.5:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, there is the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC, paired with 8GB of RAM.
In case of the optics, the device comes with an amalgamation of 48-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.8 lens, 8-megapixel secondary sensor with a wide-angle f/2.2 lens, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor with an f/2.4 lens. A 16 MP is cemented on the front of the device assuring clear selfies and videos.
The LG Velvet comes with 128GB of UFS 2.1 onboard storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB). Connectivity options on the phone include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.1, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. The smartphone is equipped with stereo speakers coupled with an in-display fingerprint sensor.
The device is loaded by 4,300mAh battery on the Velvet that supports both wired and wireless charging. The phone also comes with an IP68-rated build that is MIL-STD-810G certified.Additionally, it measures 167.2×74.1×7.9mm and weighs 180 grams.