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LG Velvet goes official: A mid-range phone with a flagship price (Video!)

LG just up and launched the LG Velvet after first announcing May 7 as its official launch date. The first phone to take advantage of LG’s rebranding initiative, Velvet was announced inconspicuously through an official Korean blog post.

So what’s the phone all about? Well, we already knew a bunch about the Velvet thanks to official teasers, but we now have most of the specs and availability information at hand.

Let’s take a quick look at LG’s new high-end 5G phone in the specs table below.

 LG Velvet specs
Display6.8-inch Cinema FullVision display
20.5: 9 aspect ratio
U-shaped notch
LG Dual Screen functionality
ProcessorSnapdragon 765 5G
Triple camera setup
48MP primary
8MP ultra-wide
5MP depth

Fast charging
Wireless charging
Connectivity4G and 5G

So what should you expect in terms of design, features, and price? We’ve got you covered.

A refreshed design

LG Velvet illusion sunset

Source: LG

The first thing you’ll notice about the LG Velvet is that it has a very minimalistic design. It’s got a 6.8-inch OLED FHD+ display with a 20.5:9 aspect ratio. LG calls this the Cinema FullVision display.

For the rear panel, LG decided not to indulge in the clunky square or rectangular camera modules we’ve become so accustomed to on phones like the Galaxy S20 series, iPhone 11, and others.

Its new “Waterdrop” triple camera design refers to the rear camera module, which takes inspiration from a falling droplet of rain. The three rear sensors are vertically stacked in descending order of size, with the flash at the bottom of the pile.

Elsewhere, we see a slim chassis with metallic accents. The notched display curves to the edges, which are rounded off to give the impression of more screen real estate. LG calls this the “3D Arc” design, which in our opinion, looks a lot like the other curved screens we’ve been seeing lately. LG says when the phone is viewed from the bottom, it looks to have a long oval shape or what it refers to as a “Symmetrical Ellipse.”

The phone also has a water-resistant IP68 design, which is in line with LG’s recent flagships. Additionally, it carries MIL-STD 810G certification to endure extreme environments, shocks, and drops.

A familiar camera setup

LG Velvet Primary Camera setup

Source:  Android Authority