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Hello to a New Era: Meet the LG Velvet

Adios G-series, hello Velvet

After several teasers, LG has officially unveiled the Velvet. The premium mid-range phone aims to replace the G-series and utilizes LG’s new design language. Key characteristics of the Velvet’s new include a triple rear camera setup that is arranged like raindrops and a curved 3D arch display to give it better ergonomics.

The curved display is a large 6.8-inch OLED panel with a tall 20.5:9 aspect ratio. The display has a waterdrop notch that is home to a 16-megapixel selfie snapper. The triple rear camera setup comprises a 48-megapixel main camera with OIS, 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor.

Powering the Velvet is a Snapdragon 765G processor that is paired with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. A 4300mAh battery keeps the lights on, which supports fast wired charging and wireless charging. Aside from stereo speakers, the Velvet retains the much-beloved headphone jack.

Like the V60 ThinQ, the Velvet will have support for LG’s Dual Screen and Stylus Pen accessories.

 

 

LG Velvet Specs

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 octa-core processor
  • Adreno 620 GPU
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 6.8-inch Full HD+ POLED display; 20.5:9 aspect ratio, 2460 x 1080 resolution
  • 128GB of expandable storage
  • Dual SIM
  • 4G, LTE, 5G
  • Triple rear cameras: 48-megapixel f/1.8 main camera with OIS; 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera; 5-megapixel depth sensor; PDAF, LED flash
  • 16-megapixel front camera
  • WiFi, Bluetooth
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC
  • Fingerprint Scanner, IP68 rating, stereo speakers
  • 4300mAh battery with fast wired charging and wireless charging
  • Android 10

The Velvet will be available for pre-order in Korea from May 8 to 14 for KRW 899,800(~Php 37.1k). Those pre-ordering can choose either an Osmo Mobile 3, an LG Furycare Mini Air Purifier, or a “Character Pack” (Smart lamp and wireless charger) as their freebie. The Velvet will be available in Korea on May 15.

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