LG’s “mid-range’ Velvet smartphone announced, but it’s not exactly cheap


Over the past few weeks, LG has been steadily teasing their upcoming handset dubbed the LG Velvet. For those wondering about the phone, the company has since officially taken the wraps off the handset, although we’re not sure if it is going to be a hit given its specs and its asking price.

For starters, the LG Velvet will sport a 6.8-inch OLED display, and under the hood, the phone will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, so if you were hoping for a high-end handset, you will be disappointed. We’re also looking at what LG is calling a raindrop design camera on the back, which consists of a main 48MP sensor accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide camera, and a 5MP depth sensor.

There will also be a 16MP front-facing camera, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a 4,300mAh battery, and an IP68 rating. It sounds like a very typical mid-range device, but unfortunately its asking price does leave quite a bit to be desired. Priced at ₩899,800 (which is around $700), its not exactly cheap, especially when you consider that the LG V60 with higher-end hardware isn’t that much more expensive.

This is a pity considering that LG has certainly put quite a lot of thought into the design of the handset, making it one of the better-looking mid-rangers around today. LG is planning on launching the handset globally, so perhaps there is a chance that its price could be adjusted then.

Source: Engadget

Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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