After struggling to keep its smartphone business alive, LG decided to bring a complete refreshment for its smartphone lineup. This year, we hadn’t a new LG G9. In its place, the company announced the LG Velvet 5G. The new smartphone brings a design that is more on par with current offerings. It also came with seamless 5G connectivity thanks to the Snapdragon 765G. Yes, as you can see it comes with a mid-range chipset while it is priced as a flagship. The device was first unveiled in South Korea around May 2020. The company recently released it in Europe and the United States. Then, the company released a Snapdragon 845 variant for those who weren’t satisfied with the SD765G. The problem is that the Snapdragon 845 is a chipset from 2018 and lacks 5G connectivity. Now, a new listing on Google Play Console reveals that LG still has another Velvet variant to unveil.
This time around, the LG Velvet will be sporting a chipset from MediaTek. According to Google Play Console, the phone will sport the MediaTek’s Dimensity 800 processor. This is a 7nm Octa-Core processor with an integrated modem for 5G connectivity. The chipset makes use of four Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.0GHz and four Cortex-A55 cores working at 2.0GHz rate. For graphical purposes, this system-on-chip comes with a Mali-G77 MC4 GPU. MediaTek also equipped it with HyperEngine gaming technology ensuring a smooth gaming experience. The listing also suggests that the processor is paired with the 6G of RAM. If you recall, the vanilla LG Velvet came with a sole 8GB of RAM option. The phone runs Android 10 OS straight out of the box with LG UX on top.
LG Velvet (Dimensity 800) possible specifications
Apart from the chipset, the phone may retain the design and other specs of the Qualcomm variants. This will include the 6.9-inch P-OLED display with 2,460 x 1080 pixels of resolution and a 20.5:9 aspect ratio. The phone also comes with a waterdrop notch at the top housing a 16MP selfie snapper. The display offers support for stylus (Wacom) input with up to 4,096 pressure levels. Unfortunately, this display is of the 60Hz standard. The device has a well-designed raindrop triple-camera setup. It packs a 48MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, and a 5MP depth shooter.
The Dimensity 800 variant would be cheaper than the Snapdragon 765G which currently starts at 650 Euros for the 8GB of RAM. That’s way too much for this chipset. In addition to the cheaper processor, we also expect to see 6GB RAM bringing the price to a lower point.