LG’s Velvet Phone to Launch July 22



LG’s mid-range smartphone will be available in the US on July 22.

Velvet has 5G support right out of the gate and will debut in partnership with AT&T. Those interested can sign up for a new line and get the phone for only $10 per month in a 30-month period.

The LG Velvet has 128GB of storage and 6GB of RAM and is priced at $600. This does not include the Dual Screen attachment and is sold separately for $199. An unlocked model will not be available, but the smartphone will be sold by Verizon and T-Mobile later this year.

The innards of the Velvet is interesting. It packs a Snapdragon 765G and a 4,300 mAh battery that should give owners a whole day of use. Furthermore, it has IP68 waterproofing and a generous 6.8 inch OLED screen.

LG confirms that their smartphone will be able to connect to Verizon’s mmWave 5G network and the sub-6GHz network as well.

Ellen is a senior reporter for Dreniq, based in Europe. She joined Dreniq after a stint reviewing smartphones for CNET UK and, prior to that, more than five years covering business technology for silicon.com (now folded into TechRepublic), where she focused on mobile and wireless, telecoms & networking, and IT skills issues.