LG’s Velvet 5G smartphone was supposed to turn up in SA a fair while ago but… well, you know how things are. Countries shut down, tech launches get pushed back, life happens. But things are resuming, slowly, which means we’re about to get a decent look at the likes of LG’s newest smartphone. Like, officially official. Just not live and in person, because that’s cancelled for 2020.
Only, since you’re reading Stuff, you already know a whole lot about what that phone entails. We’ve known since the mid-April that the LG Velvet 5G would feature an all-new design language (including a new Raindrop camera design) and we’ve known since the end of April exactly what all the other specs entailed. There’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 5G chipset, a triple, 48/8/5MP rear camera array and a 4,300mAh battery in store, as well as LG’s signature audio tech and a few other features besides. Plus, it looks pretty. And you can see it being unveiled.
LG’s first official look at the Velvet 5G in South Africa will be taking place online, via Facebook Video because that’s the world we live in now. Janez Vermeiren and Nicole Bessick are unveiling the handset for LG this evening at 18:30. If you want to see the phone in the almost-flesh, head on over there and see it happen as it er… happens.
The LG Velvet has been on sale in South Africa since 1 July, for just R13,500. Which, as we’ve noted before, isn’t bad at all for a 5G handset.