Last week, LG announced it will be taking the wraps off its new Velvet smartphone at an online event on May 7. However, the company today officially announced the mid-range smartphone and confirmed that it will go on sale from 15th May in South Korea. Point to be noted that the official release of LG’s swish new flagship phone, the LG Velvet, isn’t due to take place for a week yet, because the company has now announced full specifications for the device. It would allow us to know exactly what to expect before we get our hands on it.
The company has announced now announced that the curvy phone will have a 6.8-inch, 20.5:9 ratio OLED display, up to 8GB of RAM, 128GB of internal memory, and a MicroSD slot, as well as a USB Type-C port. LG’s certainly a fan of novelty phone features, and while it’s tried to steer clear of anything too gimmicky in this release, the “raindrop” camera design is definitely a standout, bringing together a 48-megapixel primary lens, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens and a 5-megapixel depth sensor in a unique pattern. There’s a 16-megapixel camera on the front.
The device has a powerful 4,300mAh battery and a headphone jack, plus “stereo speakers” that according to LG are complemented by AI software that controls volume and optimizes the sound. The entire device will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765 5G, which suggests the device will be positioned in the upper mid-range market. The Velvet is probably not intended to challenge the likes of the Galaxy S20 or iPhone 11 Pro, but rather offer a fancy design at a decent price, which is yet to be announced. This is particularly true if you’re big on looks as well as black and white, the smartphone will also come in an ombre-like teal and sunset pink.