LG has officially announced its latest VELVET smartphone. It has 3D arc design with Waterdrop camera setup at the back. Its triple rear cameras are vertically arranged to give an impression of falling water droplets.
The handset is 74.1mm wide and sports thickness of just 6.8 mm. Its 3D Arc design gently bends towards the left and right edges of front display. Its oval shaped edges comfortably fits inside palms, while the use of metallic materials at the edges gives a premium feel.
The LG Velvet features in 6.8-inch Cinema FullVision OLED display offering 20:9 aspect ratio. There is an in-display fingerprint sensor for fast and secure unlocking. LG has also included stereo speakers with Artificial Intelligent sound to offer immersive video experience.
The smartphone packs in octa-core Snapdragon 765G mobile platform with Adreno 620 GPU. It is also equipped with 5G modem and includes Dual SIM support as well. The handset is compatible with LG Dual Screen and Stylus Pen accessories to further enhance usability.
As you might expect, the mobile boots on Android 10 out of the box. It has 4300mAh battery capacity and includes low-power software algorithm to minimize unnecessary power consumption, even on a 5G scenario. The battery supports fast charging and 10W wireless charging as well.
The LG Velvet specs also include 16MP front camera. At the back side is a triple camera setup consisting of 48MP (main) + 8MP (wide-angle) + 5MP (depth) snappers and LED Flash. Inside, you also get 8GB RAM and 128GB ROM, which is further expandable up to 1TB using MicroSD card.
LG has also managed to include quad-binning technology which combines 4 pixels into a single one in low-light environments. It has Voice Out Focus function which can be individually adjusted to separate background noise and voice during video capture. It has ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) recording function which enhances Velvet’s two high-performance microphones. Not to mention support for Time Lapse which is a short compress image.
Usual connectivity options like 5G (SA/NSA), Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Dual Band (2.4/5Ghz), Bluetooth V5.1, USB Type-C, NFC, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou and 3.5mm Audio Jack are supported.
The LG VELVET colors include Aurora White, Aurora Gray, Aurora Green and Illusion Sunset shades. It will go on sale from May 15th at three major carriers in South Korea. It will be priced at 899,800 won (US$ 735 / Rs. 55,780 approx.). Pre-order starts from May 8th to May 14th.