What you need to know
- The LG Velvet will be available in Canada on August 7.
- The 5G enabled-phone is now available for pre-order on LG.ca and participating carriers.
- Pre-orders between July 16 and August 6 receive hundreds in incentive bonuses.
LG recently made a splash with the unveiling of its new Velvet series of 5G-enabled phones. Initially slated for release in the U.S. and a few other markets, the sub-premium flagship devices are now being made available to Canadian customers as well, according to an official press release.
Starting today, customers in Canada can pre-order the device from LG.ca and at participating carriers. LG says the Velvet will be available from the following retailers: Bell, Eastlink, Fido, Freedom Mobile, Koodo, Rogers, SaskTel, Telus, Videotron, Virgin, Best Buy, TBooth, Wireless Etc. (Costco), The Mobile Shop, The Source, Visions, Wal-Mart, Wireless Wave, WOW Mobile, and Xplore Mobile. Canadian customers who pre-order will receive a $200 Visa gift card and a pair of LG Tone Free (FN6) wireless earbuds, while supplies last.
Alex Dobie recently reviewed the LG Velvet for Android Central and gave it a mediocre grade thanks to some initial quirks with its camera processing. But if you're someone who is clamoring for a fresh new look from LG, who is excited by the Dual Screen case option, and who wants good battery and a headphone jack, then this is a great option to consider.
LG brings new styling to its latest flagship
The LG Velvet is an attractive smartphone, boasting a unique Dual Screen attachment and 5G connectivity at a price significantly less than the top-tier Android flagships. But it isn't the speediest handset in its price category, and photo quality isn't the best we've seen.
LG Velvet on the Android Central Podcast
Daniel Bader, Jerry Hildenbrand, and Marton Barcza discussed the LG Velvet on a recent edition of the Android Central podcast. To listen to that episode, click one of the links below.
Jeramy is proud to help *Keep Austin Weird* and loves hiking in the hill country of central Texas with a breakfast taco in each hand. When he's not writing about smart home gadgets and wearables, he's defending his relationship with his smart voice assistants to his family. You can follow him on Twitter at @jeramyutgw.
How much, no price listed?
Around $750-800 CAD off-contract/outright depending on carrier
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