The paradigm shift of LG had a name, VELVET, and this new smartphone anticipates the future of a South Korean firm that returns to its origins to do well what it always knew how to do well: smart phones and satisfying experiences.
Definitely the guys from LG needed it. After accumulating a few negative exercises, it is good to regain the path of positive reviews, and for this it is always good a tiller like the one that this LG VELVET 5G has supposed Already become the great Android surprise of 2020.
A breath of fresh air for the catalog of the South Korean firm, and a return to the origins for do well what LG has always known how to do well, which is to build the best quality smartphones listening to the market to adapt to their needs.
Thus, the new LG VELVET 5G does not have velvet on its back as we might think looking at its name, but it does not need it either, because LG has sought radical change without fanfare, with a differentiating design, curved and very aesthetic, that also hides a compensated hardware with everything you can ask from a mobile today.
And all of it lowering prices to reach everyone… But let’s not stay here, let’s get to know it more in depth, and let’s see what the radical change of LG offers us!
Velvet already marks the turning point for an LG that this time wanted to be different, and that has undoubtedly managed to give that twist by refreshing its range of smartphones with a novel design, more compensated hardware and much more attractive prices than the foundations of both this new LG VELVET 5G and the future of the company in the industry
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LG VELVET 5G, technical sheet
|Features, specifications and full ‘datasheet’|
|Dimensions||167.2 x 74.1 x 7.85 (mm) | 180 (g)|
|screen||6.8-inch P-OLED Cinema FullVision Display|
|Resolution and format||FHD + (2,460 x 1,080 pixels), 20.5: 9, 395 dpi|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SDM765, octa-core @ 2.4GHz and Adreno 620 GPU|
|Internal storage||128 GB, expandable with microSD|
|Operating system||Android 10 with LG UX 9|
|Rear camera||Triple with 48 MP (wide) f / 1.8, 8 MP (wide) f / 2.2, 5 MP (depth) f / 2.4, PDAF autofocus, LED flash, auto-HDR, EIS, 4K @ 30fps video|
|Frontal camera||16 MP (standard) f / 1.9, auto-HDR, beauty mode, FHD video @ 30fps|
|Connectivity||5G SA / NSA, LTE dual SIM, Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 5.1 LE, aGPS with GLONASS, BDS and GALILEO, NFC, 3.5 mm Audio-jack, USB v2.0 Type-C|
|Battery||4,300 mAh (non-removable), 25W fast charge, 9W wireless fast charge, USB Power Delivery 3.0|
|Others||IP68 + MIL-STD-810G resistor, integrated (optical) fingerprint reader, stereo speakers, compatible with LG Dual Screen and Stylus|
LG returns to the design table and its lines ‘3D Arc’ they convince
The best of the LG Velvet 5G you will find it at first glance, and that is This smartphone is one of the most beautiful that you can buy between now and the end of the year, especially in its price range.
In fact, LG has returned to the design table to rethink How do your users want their smartphones to be?, and this new aesthetic language called ‘3D Arc’ has convinced locals and strangers with its finesse and elegance, betting on curves and good materials.
Not in vain, this glass and metal sandwich boasts high-end construction, with IP68 resistance certifications before liquids and dust and MIL-STD-810G before falls and blows, adding a very touch premium and an absolutely stunning hand feel.
The front has been optimized to the maximum with a small notch in the shape of a drop of water, taking care of the symmetry above and below except for this notch, and also placing the cameras on the rear a perfectly studied series of holes that looks amazing to you.
The overall finish is very clean and harmonious, elegant, discreet and more functional than eye-catching, giving prominence to tempered glass and polished aluminum chassis with rounded corners, in green, white, gray colors and a very attractive gradient from yellow to red tones.
A different flagship, also in the hardware section
And finally LG got off the boat. The South Korean company had long ago warned that the specs and pricing race had run wild, and for the first time we see them use consistency to rejoice our hearts with different hardware, cheaper and that functionality and experience prevail over power.
In fact, it is that the blame for the sky-high prices who handle the flagship of the industry giants it’s partly on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 chipset and its 5G modem, in addition to some camera modules that have undoubtedly gotten out of hand.
In this case, LG is committed to optimization and compensates its hardware platform with the SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, a mid-cut mobile CPU but also manufactured in 7 nanometers and with an eight-core processor, which offers adequate features and a more moderate price by adding the 5G SA / NSA modem to the set and an Adreno 620 GPU.
Accompany you 6 GB of LPDDR4x RAM and another 128 GB of internal storage which is also expandable, where it will be installed Android 10 with LG UX 9 customization with a lot of news.
There is no lack of full connectivity expected in this type of devices, with dual SIM sharing the second slot with the memory expansion, dual band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.1 LE, aGPS compatible with GLONASS, BDS and GALILEO in addition to NFC, which together with the integrated optical fingerprint reader will allow us to pay with the mobile.
Rounding out the set we will have a standard 3.5 mm headphone jack, next to another USB Type-C port with On-The-Go functionality to connect peripherals, and a 4,300 mAh battery to liven it up that is compatible with Quick Charge 4.0+ and wireless charging.
Taking care of the multimedia section, with triple camera and ‘ASMR mode’
Not only power would he live LG’s most important mobile in 2020, and it is that the South Korean manufacturer also proposes us to enjoy the best multimedia with a 6.8-inch P-OLED panel offering FHD + resolution and a showy and clear response in any situation.
In addition, it has been chosen to mount a triple camera system seamlessly integrated into the design, with minimum protrusions and sensors of 48 MP (wide), 8 MP (wide angle) and 5 MP (depth).
This system is completed with AI, PDAF autofocus, auto-HDR, LED flash and a curious video functionality, as it is capable of recording in 4K up to 30 frames per second with EIS and a ‘ASMR’ mode which increases the sensitivity of the microphones on the device to pick up even the most delicate sounds.
It has technology Quad Binning, which combines four pixels into one to create brighter images using the main sensor, and has a Dual stereo speaker to ensure the best possible sound signed by one system Artificial Intelligence Sound that analyzes the content and establishes the best and most appropriate audio quality.
On the front it has another 16 megapixel camera, with auto-HDR and a beauty mode already common in almost all phones.
LG VELVET 5G, availability and prices
The most complete and attractive member of the LG catalog in this 2020 is already available in Spain, at a suggested introductory price of 699 euros in Aurora Gray color and soon in Aurora Green and with a single memory configuration.
In addition, the LG Dual Screen accessory / case that expands your possibilities with a second screen, as well as a stylus intelligent for those who want to take advantage of their smartphone in more productive tasks.
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