09 July 2020
LG took wraps off the all-new Velvet series last month in South Korea. It is a 5G compatible smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 processor but costs a premium. This seems to be the reason that LG is working on a cheaper variant of the phone for emerging markets. An Iranian publication Toranji has spotted a phone that they are referring to as LG Velvet 4G.
As the name suggests, the LG Velvet 4G is a smartphone that will not offer 5G connectivity. This will automatically bring down the cost significantly but there is one more reason. The choice of processor is said to be Snapdragon 845 which is a flagship chipset from late 2017. Even though it is technically an old processor, it should still be capable of delivering more than good performance.
This leaked specs information has been retrieved from the AIDA64 benchmark app after it was spotted running on the alleged unit. It further shows 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. There is Bluetooth 5.0 for connectivity purposes and the device's model number is LM-G910. The currently available LG Velvet bears model number LM-G900 which means the two phones are surely related to each other.
The report claims that the LG Velvet 4G will surely get released at least in the Middle East. The pricing is said to be about 20% cheaper than the 5G counterpart. It means the alleged upcoming phone should cost less than $600. This is pretty much what is known about the phone for now but we will keep you posted on further developments.