After weeks of teases and announcements the LG Velvet has finally officially launched in South Korea. As expected, the phone features a triple rear camera array of “raindrop,” is powered by a 765 Snapdragon, and has an OLED display of 6.8 inches with a small central notch. Details regarding its global launch are expected to arrive later this month.
LG has adopted such a measured approach with the revelation that we already knew almost everything about the Velvet. Back in April, the South Korean electronics giant showed off their name and design in sketch form, then announced their processor along with further details the following week.
Thanks to a blog post published late last month, we also knew the specs of its cameras, display and battery. The main camera has a 48 megapixel sensor, along with an ultra-wide camera of 8 megapixels, a 5 megapixel depth sensor, and a front-facing camera of 16 megapixels. The phone has a 4,300 mAh battery internally, and supports both fast and wireless charging.
The phone has 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, an IP68 water resistance, and an in-display fingerprint sensor to round out the specs. It supports styluses and dual screen accessories from LG and is available in orange, green, black, and white colours. For the die hard fans, there is also a 3.5mm headphone jack.
When it goes on sale in South Korea, the LG Velvet is due to cost about $899,800 (around $700). Although the company has yet to announce pricing or release information outside the country, LG reports it’s planning to make an English-language announcement later this month, suggesting a release in the US and Europe can’t be far away. That’s good news because in a while the Velvet is one of the most interesting looking phones that LG has produced.
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