LG Velvet has been teased and revealed in multiple press releases, and now we finally have information about the pricing and availability of the phone. Starting tomorrow, May 8, customers in South Korea will be able to pre-order the midranger with any of three major carriers in the home country of LG. And heres the kicker – the price is KRW899,800, which is equal to $735/680.
LG Velvet comes with Snapdragon 765G chipset, accompanied by the Snapdragon X52 modem for 5G connectivity. The storage option is one – 8 GB RAM and 128 gigs of storage, but there is a slot for MicroSD cards.
The trio of cameras on the back comes with a 48 MP main shooter, an 8 MP ultra-wide-angle snapper, and a 5 MP depth sensor for fancy background blur of the portrait shots. The front-facing camera, hidden in the notch on the front, is 16 MP.
Speaking about the front, LG already confirmed the screen is a 6.8 P-OLED with Full HD+ resolution and curved sides.
The company says this is a phone with a high-quality design with practical benefits for the user. One of the impressive features is a support for a Wacom stylus that, combined with LGs own UI, will allow customers to take notes and drawings easier than ever.
The LG Velvet has IP68 and MIL-STD 810G certifications for durability, and the official website confirmed it will have its own compatible version of LG Dual Screen. The capacity of the battery is 4,300 mAh, but LG remains silent on any sort of fast-charging.
Already confirmed to arrive in four colors – White, Green, Gray, and Illusion Sunset (the last one is machine-translated) – the LG Velvet will be more affordable if purchased with a plan from either Korea Telecom, LG U+ or SK Telecom. The company will also offer the device through its online Best Shop and some retail stores across the country.
Pre-orders are ending on May 14, Thursday, and the market launch will take place on the very next day – May 15. Accessories like the custom-made LG Dual Screen and the stylus from the LG Gram 2-in-1 will also launch on the same day, but prices will be revealed at the time of arrival.
Source (in Korean)