Manufacturers and operators will be pushing 5G phones hard from here on out, as more advanced networking is one of the few differences in modern phones. Take LG for example: long play second (or third, fourth, fifth?) Violin in the US market, the Korean manufacturer hopes that its Velvet 5G phone can make a splash.
The Velvet 5G is a mid-range phone, known per se for offering 5G wireless, with a price starting at $ 600. It uses the Snapdragon 765 5G system-on-a-chip, the same as in the new OnePlus Nord. It packs 6GB of RAM and a generous 128GB of storage, plus a MicroSD card slot. The 1080p OLED screen is large at 6.8 inches and it 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. Hiding inside is a 4300mAh battery. Other noticeable specifications include IP68 water resistance, an on-screen fingerprint sensor and Android 10 out of the box. While the phone has a 3.5mm headphone jack (yay!) It omits wireless charging (boo!).
Velvet is a looker, with a curved screen and a cylindrical look. It will be available in four colors: silver, white, gray and a splashy red, but which colors you can choose depends on what your carrier offers. AT&T is the first operator to sell it from tomorrow, and will offer it for half ($ 300 or $ 10 per month for 30 months) for new subscribers. LG says it will be coming to T-Mobile and Verizon “later this summer” and will cover all three major US carriers now that T-Mo and Sprint have tied the knot.
Source: PR Newswire