LG's new Velvet smartphone launched in Korea last month, introducing an all-new design language for the company, featuring a "raindrop" camera module on the back and some interesting color options. Today, LG announced that the LG Velvet is coming to other markets around the world this month, releasing gradually in more countries over the coming weeks.
For its internals, LG went with a mid-range Snapdragon 765 5G from Qualcomm, ditching the high-end Snapdragon 865, and paired it with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, which can be expanded via microSD. The battery is sizeable, at 4,300mAh, and considering it's using a lower-power chipset compared to most flagships, it should last quite a bit.
There's a 6.8-inch Full HD+ (2460 x 1080) P-OLED display in the 20.5:9 aspect ratio, featuring a small notch for the front-facing camera. The phone is also compatible with LG's Dual Screen accessory, and both the phone itself and the Dual Screen support active stylus inputs. The camera setup is headlined by a 48MP primary sensor, and it also includes an 8MP ultra-wide lens and a 5MP depth sensor for portrait effects. The front-facing camera is 16MP.
While it includes a 5G-compatible chipset, there will be some 4G variants of the smartphone depending on the market and carrier. It will come in size different colors, two of which - Aurora Silver and New Black - are exclusive to the 4G variants.
It's still unclear how much the phone will cost in global markets, but the Korean price of ₩899,800 is roughly equivalent to $740 at current exchange rates. It will be available in European markets including Spain, Italy, and Germany first, with more countries around the world - including in North America - getting it over the following weeks.