LG Electronics announced on Tuesday that it would release its new Velvet smartphone on May 15 in the South Korean market. With the release date ahead of its official launch event, the company hopes to boost its handset sales amid the COVID-19 spread.
The company would introduce the “water droplet phone” on May 7 through an online event due to social distancing measures. LG decided to unveil the mass-market premium smartphone’s specifications to attract consumers’ attention.
LG Velvet Features and Specifications
The South Korean company highlighted its “raindrop” design, which features three rear cameras in descending order and an LED flash. The company designed the cameras to resemble water droplets.
The premium smartphone houses a 48-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. The front camera of the handset includes a 16-megapixel camera.
The LG Velvet features a 6.8-inch organic light-emitting diode FullVision display with a 20:5:9 aspect ratio.
Qualcomm’s latest 5G-supported mobile AP Snapdragon 765 chipset would power the new device with 8 gigabytes of RAM. LG Velvet comes with 128 gigabytes of internal storage and supports two terabytes MicroSD card slot.
The premium smartphone sports a 4,300 milliampere-hour battery powering its two high-performing autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) microphones and its in-display fingerprint sensor.
LG Velvet would be available in four colors illusion sunset, aurora gray, aurora green, and aurora white. The company said that the new smartphone would also include dual-screen and stylus pen accessories. LG hopes these features could go up against Samsung’s phablet Galaxy Note phones and foldable devices.
LG’s new handset would launch in the South Korean market on May 15. However, the company did not reveal the smartphone’s price and release date for countries abroad.
Sources predict that the new premium device would be available for 800,000 won (US$650).
Currently, LG did not yet confirm its plan to release the Velvet smartphone to other countries.