Earlier this year, LG announced a new mid-range smartphone in the form of the LG Velvet. The problem with the handset was that for a mid-ranger, it was priced at around $700 and lacked 5G. If you were interested in the handset but were hoping for a 5G variant, then you’ll be pleased to learn that it will be coming to Verizon this Friday.
The handset in question will be the LG Velvet 5G UW which will be launching on Verizon’s 5G network on the 21st of August, which is this Friday. The handset will be priced at $700, which makes it roughly the same price as the non-5G model that launched earlier this year, although it is also $100 more expensive than the 5G model that launched on AT&T’s network last month.
While you might raise an eyebrow at the price hike, do take note that the version launching on Verizon is the mmWave version of the LG Velvet 5G, meaning that it will be able to achieve faster speeds compared to AT&T’s version. Of course, internet speeds can vary and are affected by other factors, but on paper at least, it should be able to hit faster speeds.
The wait is over. The LG Velvet 5G UW is coming to @Verizon this Friday and it's the only place you can get it in Aurora Red, which is the best color ever. pic.twitter.com/cYvMj7O291
— George Koroneos 🗿🍹 (@GLKCreative) August 18, 2020
Apart from the difference in 5G bands, the rest of the phone’s specs will pretty much remain the same. Verizon is also offering customers the option of trading in your old handset where you’ll be able to get up to $350 in credit, so you could save yourself some money if you have an older smartphone lying around that you don’t plan on using.