What you need to know
- The mid-range LG Velvet is now official.
- It comes with a 6.8-inch OLED display and runs on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 765 chipset.
- The phone is now available from all major carriers in South Korea for KRW 899,800 ($734).
LG today formally launched its mid-range Velvet smartphone in South Korea. As revealed by the company last month, the Velvet is the first phone use its new design language that it will be bringing to all its phones going forward.
The new LG Velvet sports a 6.8-inch OLED display with Full HD+ resolution and a tall 20.5:9 aspect ratio. The phone is powered by a 7nm Snapdragon 765 5G chipset, which has been paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB UFS 2.1 storage. As revealed by LG last month, the phone has a "Raindrop" camera setup on the back, featuring a 48MP primary camera. The setup also includes an 8MP ultra-wide angle-camera and a 5MP depth sensor. As for selfies, the phone comes with a 16MP front camera.
Keeping the lights on is a 4,300mAh battery with fast charging and wireless charging support. Some of the other key features of the latest mid-ranger from LG include an in-display fingerprint sensor, stylus support, IP68 water resistance, MIL-STD-810G compliance, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The phone runs Android 10 with the company's custom skin on top.
The smartphone has been priced at KRW 899,800 ($734) in South Korea and and will be sold by all major carriers in the country. It comes in four color variants – Illusion Sunset, Aurora Gray, Aurora Green, and Aurora White. LG is expected to launch the Velvet in select global markets in the coming weeks, but it hasn't revealed any details yet.
Great design but LG is well known for bad update support... That's a shame
Mid-range at $730? That's ludicrous. Mid range is 500 at the very most
When all the big players (Samsung Apple Google Oneplus etc) price their flagships at a thousand dollars then 730 is upper midrange. Never thought I'd say that, but it's a completely different landscape then it was a couple years ago.
I like it a lot, but not for over 700 usd, you will get a Note 10 plus for that price now if you look around.
500 usd yes, but no more.. Sorry LG
Note 10 also has no headphone jack now does it?
750 for a headphone jack and lower tier processor?I'd buy the V60 first...
Midrange? Are you kidding me? There's more to midrange than just price. I guess when the Galaxy Note10+ starts selling for $700 later this year, it will be considered midrange. 🙄
No. It'll be considered last year's flagship, like it is now.
So.... It's not a "48mp triple camera setup." It's a triple camera setup with a 48mp main camera. #wordsmeansomething #journalismmatters
LG with the proposed price of 735.00 is a whole lotta money for a mid-range phone. Plus their updates ain't the greatest, yikes!
The price is a little to high for me. I was expecting $650 USD. I hope when it comes to the US that $650 is the price because if they try to price it more than that they will have a hard time selling the device. I see this device being compared to the base OnePlus 8 but that phone has a better processor and display for $699 starting.
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