We didn’t get an LG G9 this year but the Korean giant announced a new smartphone line with a new design language. The first model of the series is the pretty LG Velvet, and it has made its way to the US two months after it launched in South Korea.
The LG Velvet will sell for $599 for the 6GB+128GB version and will be available first on AT&T starting today July 22. Verizon and T-Mobile will be getting it later this summer. The phone which launched in four colors and later got three extra colors will be available on AT&T in Aurora Gray and Aurora Silver.
The official press release by AT&T says the LG Dual Screen Accessory will be available later this month for $199.99. Unlike when it launched in Europe, there are no free gifts when you purchase the phone.
The LG Velvet is not a flagship phone but a premium mid-range device. It has a 6.8-inch P-OLED display with a waterdrop notch and a 2460 x 1080 resolution. Powered by the Snapdragon 765G 5G processor and packing 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage, the phone should be able to handle anything you throw at it.
On the back are triple rear cameras arranged in the shape of a falling water droplet. The primary camera is a 48MP sensor and it brings along an 8MP ultrawide angle camera and a 5MP depth sensor. You get a 16MP camera in front for selfies and video calling.
The LG Velvet has stereo speakers, an IP68 rating and MIL-STD-810G rating, NFC, FM radio, and an audio jack. It packs a 4300mAh battery with support for 25W fast wired charging and 9W fast wireless charging. LG ships it with LG UX 9 based on Android 10.
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