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LG Velvet price in India, pre-order details leaked ahead of launch

LG seems close to launching its Velvet smartphone in India but its price has already leaked.

twitter-logoShubham Verma | October 13, 2020 | Updated 10:49 IST

Highlights

  • LG Velvet is said to arrive in India by the end of this month.
  • LG Velvet might cost Rs 39,990 in India according to a new leak.
  • The variant that will launch in India will not have 5G support.

LG Velvet is seemingly headed for its India launch ahead of Diwali. The ambitious smartphone from the South Korean company was released a few months back but that was the 5G variant that was suitable for mature markets such as the US, South Korea, and Europe. LG later launched the 4G variant of Velvet for markets without 5G networks, which is also what is coming to India.

An offline retailer Supreme Mobiles has allegedly begun taking pre-orders for the LG Velvet in India. A now-deleted tweet by the retailer's account revealed the LG Velvet will cost Rs 39,990 in India. There is no information on the storage variant, though, for this price. Also, the additional dual-screen accessory is also up for pre-booking for a total price of Rs 49,990 on LG Velvet. The company is expected to launch the LG Velvet by the end of this month but no official announcement so far.

LG Velvet Specifications

LG Velvet is the latest one from the company's stables to go against phones from the likes of OnePlus, Samsung, Oppo, and Google. The company highlighted how it has changed the look of its phone to appeal to more customers while staying true to its hardware strategy. All this sounds impressive but the biggest gripe LG customers have is its Android update system. LG is one of the few brands that take ages to roll out the latest Android software -- something its customers have decried despite their raving reviews on the overall package available on the phone. It will be interesting to see if Velvet will finally break the cycle and start a new one.

For specifications, LG Velvet comes with a 6.8-inch 1080p pOLED display with an aspect ratio of 20.5:9. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. The 5G variant of the phone uses the Snapdragon 765G SoC and there is a UW variant reserved for Verizon customers in the US.

You get 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage but you can expand the storage using a microSD card of up to 2TB. The LG Velvet runs on Android 10 with the company's skin on top.

There is a setup of three cameras on the back of the LG Velvet - a 48-megapixel main autofocus shooter, an 8-megapixel ultrawide sensor, and 5-megapixel depth sensor to produce bokeh effects. The front-facing camera is a 16-megapixel shooter that resides inside the notch on the top of the display. The LG Velvet comes with support for a stylus and has the IP68 dust and water resistance and MIL-STD 810G certifications for durability. The LG Velvet is backed by a 4300mAh battery with 15W fast charging.

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