LG Velvet 5G supported smartphone launched in the US
LG’s Velvet 5G Supported smartphone will be available in the US on July 22nd, Wednesday, its launch in South Korea, and various European countries.
The LG Velvet phone will be launched online at AT&T with assistance for its 5G network, pricing $20 per month for 30 months (totaling $600). For a short time, the carrier is offering the phone for half that monthly cost if you purchase one on an installment plan with a new line of service. AT&T will take the LG Velvet in stores commencing on August 7th.
T-Mobile and Verizon will support it following this summer. LG stated in its press release that the Velvet is fit with Verizon’s mmWave ultrawideband 5G network as well as its sub-6GHz network, which Verizon currently plans to have available later this year. LG validated to The Verge that it won’t be selling an unlocked version of the Velvet.
There’s only a single configuration of the Velvet that has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage with microSD card support.
While $600 looks like a fair deal, it’s not as massive price as earlier flagship phones, like the $699 LG G8X that introduced the dual-screen attachment by default. If you need the Dual Screen attachment for the Velvet, it will get you an extra $199. You can purchase LG Velvet smartphone from LG official site.
Associated with LG’s past flagship phones, the LG Velvet isn’t striving to go head-to-head in terms of power with Samsung, Google, OnePlus, and other famous manufacturers.
LG Velvet Specifications
It comes with the Snapdragon 765G, which has a built-in 5G modem, much like the new OnePlus Nord. While undoubtedly not as fast as the Snapdragon 865, it provides the Velvet to be more affordable while yet having 5G connectivity.
The LG Velvet features a 4,300mAh battery, and with this chipset, most people shouldn’t have a problem making it through at least a day or more under everyday use cases, though connecting to 5G will severely influence it.
In phases of design, it’s best up there with the most appealing Android phones available now. It has a stunning new look for LG, finished with a 6.8-inch OLED screen and IP68-rated waterproofing.
The Velvet features a headphone jack, but unhappily, it lacks the Quad DAC hardware for hi-fi music that most flagship LG phones from the past few years have had.
Apps load instantly; web pages perform as assumed, games run fine, and so on. But the Velvet still anyhow feels slow, whether it’s the 60Hz display or the stuttery scrolling in certain apps. I don’t know if it’s the chip itself or LG’s software, but it doesn’t meet up to other 2020 flagship Android phones.