LG said that they will discontinue their G-series for a much fancier ‘Velvet’ lineup and there were rumors and teasers surrounding the device. Today, LG’s premium device has finally taken the shape of reality with information about its pricing and availability.
The phone will go on pre-orders starting tomorrow for customers in South Korea, with the pricing of the phone being a real eye-opener: i.e. KRW899,800 (~$735).
At first, if you look at the phone, you’ll be able to see that LG has kept the design minimal. LG says that it’s a “high-quality design” and has “practical benefits” for the user. The “practical benefits” could be its support for the Wacom stylus, which in tandem works with LG’s own UI to make note-taking and drawing as smooth and easier as possible.
You’ll be using the Wacom stylus on the phone’s 6.8-inch P-OLED panel with Full HD+ resolution with curved sides.
Taking a look at the back, the LG Velvet comes with a trio of cameras — 48MP sensor being the showstopper here, alongside 8MP ultra-wide shooter, and a 5MP depth sensor for bokeh effects. For selfies, the 16MP shooter residing in the notch at the front will get its job done.
Inside, the LG Velvet sees the Snapdragon 765G chipset paired alongside the Snapdragon X52 modem for 5G connectivity. The phone comes in only one storage option — 8GB/128GB with an option for expansion via a microSD card.
Surprisingly enough the phone retains the IP68 rating and adds the MIL-STD 810G certification for durability, plus LG has confirmed that it will get its own LG Dual Screen, much like the G-series phones. Keeping the lights on is a 4,300mAh battery, but there’s no information about fast-charging.
The LG Velvet will come in four colors: White, Gray, Green, and Illusion Sunset. Pre-orders of the phone will end on May 14 with sales beginning from May 15. Accessories like Dual Screen and Stylus will launch on the same day alongside the pricing.