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LG Velvet, the redesigned smartphone from LG, has been in a rumor mills until now. Owing to leaks and teasers, now the company shared a date for its unveiling, May 7, through a video invitation. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the unveiling must be mindful of social distancing, to avoid the spread of corona-virus. Therefore, the unveiling of the LG Velvet will be an online event and LG said it will be “a fashion show that boasts innovative designs.” The announcement was made via a short teaser video on LG Korea’s YouTube channel and the official website. The company shared details of the online event, as well as the four color options that the LG Velvet will come in.
The above video was posted on LG’s Korean YouTube channel is a short 15-second clip that mimics a fashion show with a ramp and the spotlights. The rain drops, signifying the rain drop camera design that LG previously teased, are in four different colors that the company revealed to be Aurora Green, Aurora Gray, Aurora White, and Illusion Sunset. The video ends with the unveiling date for the upcoming LG Velvet, May 7.
Also, on its company page, LG called the event “a fashion show that boasts innovative designs” that will be streamed on LG Electronics’ official YouTube channel and Facebook page. The LG Velvet unveiling will be at 10am (6:30am IST) on May 7. The company also added that it planned an online event due to the social distancing regulations during the coronavirus pandemic. The company added that it will launch the LG Velvet in Korea in the middle of the next month.
LG Velvet specifications have appeared online ahead of the smartphone’s launch on May 7th. The upcoming phone from LG has been turning some heads thanks to its unique design language, especially with regards to the ‘raindrop’ rear camera setup. Ahead of the launch event, an alleged LG Velvet specs sheet has been spotted on the internet, which reveals previously known details such as the Snapdragon 765 chipset and new information such as the camera sensors and battery capacity. The Velvet phone will look to replace the LG G-series of smartphones in the upper mid-range segment.
Let us mention that there is no way to prove whether the leaked specs sheet is legitimate or not.
The company has already confirmed a few LG Velvet specifications such as the Snapdragon 765 5G processor as well as color options like Aurora White, Aurora Green, Aurora Gray, and Illusion Sunset. The spec sheet adds that the LG Velvet will sport a 48MP main camera sensor, which is accompanied by 8MP and 5MP lenses. The waterdrop notch on the front will house a 16MP camera for selfies.
According to the leaked spec sheet the LG Velvet will seemingly come with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage, which will support up to 2TB storage expandability. More to that, the handset will pack a 4,300mAh battery and will support fast wired and wireless charging. It will come with an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance. The device will measure 167.1×74.0×7.85mm and weigh 180 grams.
Korea is expected to be set at KRW 899,800 (approx Rs 56000). There is no word yet on whether the company plans to launch the phone in other markets like India or no. We should know more about the LG Velvet specifications, price and availability on launch day i.e May 7th.