LG is gearing up for the launch of LG Velvet smartphone on May 15th. It can be said as a whole new series from LG in a bid to regain some of its lost fame in the smartphone segment at least in South Korea. Priorly, an official trailer of the device is out, and guess what – all specifications have been revealed.
In an official press release, LG has been so generous to spill all the key details of the LG Velvet given almost half a month is left for its release. Nevertheless, as we know already, the device boards the powerful processor you can get right now for a mid-ranger, the Snapdragon 765 5G enabled Mobile Platform. It flaunts a 6.8-inch 20.5: 9 aspect ratio Cinema FullVision display. In addition, ‘stereo speakers’ and ‘artificial intelligence sound’ are supported to maximize immersion in video viewing.
LG Velvet’ is only 6.8mm wide and is built on ‘3D arc design’ as per LG, which gently bends the left and right ends of the front display, while the rear cover is also bent at the same angle, and when viewed from the bottom, it possesses an elongated oval shape. Because of the oval shape, the contact surface that comes into close contact with the hand is widened to provide a better grip.
In terms of optics, the LG Velvet is equipped with three rear cameras arranged in a manner that LG calls it as a ‘Waterdrop Camera’. Basically, it’s a fancy design choice in which three rear cameras and a flash are arranged in a vertical direction as if water droplets are falling. Going with some Megapixel counts, the main sensor is of 48MP, it’s accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide and a 5MP depth sensor. LG has stacked up some software tricks such as “Voice Out” focus, which claims to eliminate background noise and focus on voices. There’s also an ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) recording function mode and “Time Lapse” modes.
Unfortunately, the press release didn’t mention the RAM or storage options, but the company does say the Velvet will include a 4,300 mAh battery which is decent capacity in modern devices. On paper, everything seems alright, but the pricing does matter how a new device would perform in the real market. Given, how intense competition prevailing in the smartphone sector, LG has to be generous in the pricing to hit a bullseye, what you guys think?