LG Velvet: design and specs revealed in official video

In part 3 of LG’s tormented unveiling of its next flagship phone (see part 1 and part 2), a new video from the manufacturer shows the design of the LG Velvet in its entirety. It also confirms that Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765 processor will run.

The video – which is in Korean – shows the appearance of the upcoming LG Velvet from all angles. You can see the thin edges and the small teardrop at the front, and the triple-lens camera (plus flash) at the back. White, black, red and green are the color options if the clip is anything to go by, and the materials used for the finish will be one of the main selling points of the LG Velvet: capturing the light and ‘shimmering’ in a striking way.

The design doesn’t tell us much more about the phone, but it seems to retain the 3.5mm headphone jack, with LG again focusing on those users who want superior audio from their smartphones. At the end of the video, we see the Snapdragon 765 logo, which confirms that the phone will have a processor that is not as powerful as the top-tier Snapdragon 865 (rumor has it that the Pixel 5 follows this example).

The LG Velvet is, in fact, the LG G9, but LG has decided to delete the G-name to give its phones more meaningful names. Velvet has been picked to emphasize the “tactical elegance” of the phone apparently. We haven’t heard too many rumors and leaks about the LG Velvet, but LG seems to be doing a decent job of revealing the phone bit by bit on its own. We now know the design and the CPU, so those are the main points that come up.

A launch has been tipped off for May 15, so we shouldn’t have to wait too long to see the phone in its entirety – and based on what we’ve seen so far, this should be one of the more notable releases of 2020.

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