The unusual intermediate device from the Korean manufacturer, which is the successor to the G family, will be officially unveiled in two days - it is not yet clear whether in the version5G Or in the 4G version
For several years now, LG smartphones have been a good alternative to the mainstream dictated by סמסונג And the major Chinese players - and to our delight it seems that we will continue to see some commercial presence of theirs in the Israeli market this year as well. Official local importer Runlight announced on its official social media channels that the launch of the new Velvet device will take place on Tuesday, August 4, about three months after it went on sale in South Korea and about a month and a half after the announcement of launch plans and prices for Europe and North America.
LG Velvet offers a more up-to-date and refined design language compared to the G series of devices it actually replaces, but is also an unusual combination of luxurious technical features and puzzling choices that match much cheaper models: a large 6.8-inch P-OLED screen with a 2,460 resolution × 1,080 pixels and refresh rate of only 60 Hz, chip Snapdragon Octagonal 765G supports 5G which is a certain decrease in processing power compared to the manufacturer's previous devices with chips Snapdragon 855, advanced audio array with dual speakers, IP68 protection against water and dust and MIL-STD-810G protection against blows and shocks but also a somewhat simple triangular photo array with a 48-megapixel main sensor, an 8-widescreen secondary secondary sensor and an additional depth sensor of 5 mega pixel, storage 128GB in UFS 2.1 by default with 6GB or 8GB of memory Dynamic and 4,300mAh battery with support for 25 watt wired charging or 9 watt wireless charging.
Confused? You should also consider the 4G version of this device that was recently introduced for markets that have not yet gained fifth-generation networks with a wide spread, such as Israel for example - LG Velvet 4G offers the exact same look and specifications, except for the replacement of chip God-Snapdragon The modern 765 5G adapted to the medium-high chip market Snapdragon 845 which was the most powerful in the Android market… in 2018.
There is a good chance that the Israeli launch will provide us with the strange fourth generation version of the device, despite the fact that the 5G model will also work without problems with support for all Networks Cellular does exist in the local landscape - and this will make the Velvet weaker than the G8X Dual Screen and G8s ThinQ models that were launched last year and are currently offered with official recommended prices of NIS 2,700 and NIS 2,000 respectively (and a few hundred shekels less at importers The equivalents).
The official prices of the Velvet in European countries will be 500 euros for the 4G version, ie about 2,005 shekels (including tax), and 650 euros for the version5G Which are about 2,610 shekels, with a variety of accessories worth hundreds of euros that are included in the package and are intended to sweeten the offer for interested consumers. We will keep our fingers crossed that the decision will be to offer both versions in the country at the same time and give buyers themselves the opportunity to deliberate and decide - but even if that happens it is quite difficult for us to imagine this duo becoming a spectacular commercial success story.
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