LG surprised most of its costumes this year with the release of a new smartphone dubbed LG Velvet. The device cam as a massive overhaul in terms of LG phone design. Moreover, it dethroned the LG series and for the first time, we didn’t have an LG G smartphone. A few years ago, LG was among the most relevant smartphone makers. However, it failed to keep pace with the competitive falling with non-innovative smartphones. This year, the company introduced the LG Velvet in a bid to bring some fresh air for its struggling smartphone division. We’re not sure if the handset will be a huge success, after all, it packs mid-range specs but costs like a flagship.
Today the company introduced the LG Velvet in the United States, two months after its release in South Korea. The smartphone will sell for $599 for the variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of Storage. It will be available first on AT&T, but Verizon and T-Mobile will be getting it later this summer. The phone launched in four colors and got three extra colors later. However, it will be available only in Aurora Gray and Aurora Silver for customers in the Uncle Sam.
The official press release by AT&T reveals that the LG Dual Screen Accessory will be available later this month. This cool gadget is LG’s answer to dual-screen smartphones. It brings the same feeling for the LG Velvet, but you don’t need to deal with all the challenges of a dual-screen handset, you can simply detach the accessory when not in use. However, it will be costly in the country at $199.99. To put things on perspective, let’s imagine that you want the LG Velvet and the Dual Screen Accessory. You’ll need to pay $599 for the smartphone alone and $200 for the accessory, in the end, you’ll need to invest $799 in the whole bundle. Unlike in Europe, the American Branch of LG is not offering gifts with the smartphone.
As aforementioned, the Velvet is not a flagship phone but a premium mid-range phone. If flaunts a 6.8-inch P-OLED display with waterdrop notch and FHD+ resolution. Under the hood, it carries the Snapdragon 765G chipset with 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage. This chipset is not on par with flagship offerings, but can still handle anything you throw at it.
Moving on the back we have a raindrop triple-camera setup. It comprises a main 48MP sensor along with an 8MP ultrawide angle camera and a 5MP depth sensor. For selfies, there is a 16MP unit.
Other specs include stereo speakers, IP68 rating, and MIL-STD-810G rating. The phone comes with NFC, FM Radio and 3.5mm headphone jack. Lights are kept on by a 4,300mAh battery with 25W fast wired charging and 9W wireless charging. It runs Android 10 with LG UX running atop.