The Velvet, a mid-range 5 G phone with very decent specs, a quirky camera array and one of the simplest LG smartphone names in years, has recently been unveiled. At the time, it was only available in Korea, but LG has revealed it will arrive this month in key European markets and come to North America and elsewhere “in the weeks ahead.”
The 5 G functionality of the Velvet comes from the 765G processor of Qualcomm, with an integrated 5 G modem. The chip will give it decent performance and great battery life, along with the 6 GB of RAM and 4,300 mAh battery. It also comes with the same 6.8-inch 1080p OLED as the V60 ThinQ, plus an extra storage SD slot and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Johan Chung, the executive vice president of overseas sales and marketing at LG Mobile Communications, said,
We think today’s smartphone customers want and deserve more than cookie-cutter designs and tried-and-true features. In LG VELVET, we’ve created a differentiated smartphone with a design that can’t be confused for anything else and features with unique propositions that provide considerable value. We’re confident in the message LG VELVET communicates and believe that there are customers out there who agree it’s time for a change in the way smartphones are developed and marketed.
Meanwhile, the LG Velvet launched the single, 8 GB + 128 GB storage variant in South Korea with a price tag of KRW 899,800 (roughly Rs. 56,200). It’s available in the color options Aurora Green, Aurora Gray, Aurora White, and Illusion Sunset.
LG is also officially working on the LG Velvet 4G version.