While LG's Velvet handset has been available in the U.S. for almost a month now, it promised a Verizon variant would be on the way. And today, Verizon announced that it will be offering the device beginning on Friday, August 21. It will be priced at $699.99, $100 more than what AT&T and T-Mobile are selling it for.
The reason, as usual, is because it supports both sub6 and mmWave 5G, something that non-Verizon variants of the Velvet can't do. In fact, this is common practice for Verizon devices, as it's true for the OnePlus 8, LG V60 ThinQ, and Samsung Galaxy S20. The only smartphones that support both sub6 and mmWave 5G outside of Verizon are the Samsung Galaxy S20+, S20 Ultra, and Note20 series.
Moreover, the Verizon variant of the Velvet comes in an exclusive color called Aurora Red, being that red is Verizon's favorite color.
Called the LG Velvet 5G UW, you'll be able to get it on a payment plan for $29.17 a month for 24 months. However, if you activate a new line on a Premium Unlimited plan, you can get the device for $10 a month.