Manufacturers and carriers are going to be pushing 5G phones hard from here on out, as a more advanced network is one of the few points of distinction for modern phones. Take LG, for example: long playing second (or third, fourth, fifth?) Violin in the US market, the Korean manufacturer hopes Velvet 5G Phone can cause a sensation.
The Velvet 5G is a mid-range phone, itself notable for offering 5G wireless, with a price starting at $ 600. It uses the Snapdragon 765 5G system-on-chip, the same as the new OnePlus Nord. It packs 6GB of RAM and a generous 128GB of storage, plus a MicroSD card slot. The 1080p OLED display measures 6.8 inches and uses a centered notch for the camera.
Speaking of cameras: the front is 15 megapixels, with a triple sensor on the back: 48MP wide-angle, 8MP ultra-wide and a 5MP depth sensor. A 4300 mAh battery is hidden inside. Other notable specs include IP68 water resistance, a built-in fingerprint sensor, and Android 10 out of the box. Although the phone has a 3.5mm headphone jack (yay!), It omits wireless charging (boo!).
The Velvet is a looker, with a curvy screen and a cylindrical appearance. It will be available in four colors: silver, white, gray, and bright red, but the colors you can choose will depend on what your carrier offers. AT&T is the first carrier to sell it starting tomorrow, and will offer it at half price ($ 300 or $ 10 per month for 30 months) for new subscribers. LG says it will arrive at T-Mobile and Verizon “later this summer,” covering the three major US carriers now that T-Mo and Sprint have tied the knot.
Source: PR Newswire