- LG Velvet may soon have a toned-down version without 5G support.
- A new LG phone has been spotted on Geekbench with Snapdragon 845 SoC.
- The LG Velvet was originally launched in South Korea for around $735.
LG veered away from its usual products to introduce the Velvet smartphone. In many ways, the LG Velvet refreshes the company's approach towards the market. But despite having so many features and a new design to lure customers, LG Velvet runs a mid-range processor for the price of a flagship phone, which can be a deal-breaker for some customers. The South Korean company may now be looking to make amends. A new LG model has been spotted on the Geekbench and the Wireless Power Consortium websites, which is speculated to be a toned-down version of LG Velvet.
According to a Persian website called toranji, citing confirmation received from LG Iran, LG Velvet could have another model that will run Snapdragon 845 SoC. Since the Snapdragon 845 SoC does not support 5G networks, it will be a 4G model of LG Velvet. The smartphone has a model number LM-G910 while the existing Velvet smartphone bears the model number LM-G900. On Geekbench, the smartphone has got a score of 2090 in multi-core and 440 in single-core. It can be seen featuring 6GB of RAM and Android 10. The listing on the Wireless Power Consortium website has also revealed there will be 10W wireless charging available on the LG Velvet's new model.
LG Velvet 4G's remaining specifications are not known at this point, but they could be nearly identical to those of the 5G counterpart. Only the processor has been confirmed to be different from the one used on the existing LG Velvet. One of the listings of the LG Velvet 4G also shows it will be similar to the 5G model design-wise. There will be notched display on the upcoming smartphone, but the rear design is yet to be revealed.
The 4G model of LG Velvet is said to be launched in non-5G markets, such as Middle-east countries where the smartphone could debut first. LG Iran has not listed the smartphone yet while there is also no confirmation on whether the smartphone will reach other markets that do not have a commercial 5G infrastructure as of yet, such as India. It is also said to be 20 per cent cheaper than the LG Velvet 5G version. The LG Velvet costs about $735, which means the 4G version could be priced at $588.