08 September 2021
UPDATE (June 18th, 2021):
It is now time for LG Velvet 4G LTE users to get a taste of the new Android 11 version. It is currently rolling out in South Korea but should make its way to other markers in the near future. It is the same LG UX 10 update that was originally released for the 5G variant of the device.
UPDATE (April 12th, 2021):
The LG Velvet Android 11 update is finally rolling out in the United States. It is currently available only for the Verizon model but should expand to other variants in the future. The update also brings April 2021 security patch level which is the latest security patch level for Android devices. This is an over-the-air (OTA) rollout and eligible customers should receive a notification as and when it will become available.
Original (April 1st, 2021)
The LG Velvet 5G has become the first LG smartphone to receive a stable Android 11 upgrade. It is a mid-range released in 2019 and was under beta testing since December. It has only been two months of the testing phase suggesting that everything went very smoothly and the team is now confident about the stable release.
As you would have guessed, the LG Velvet Android 11 update is currently available only in South Korea. This is because the beta testing was also limited to the company's motherland. It is available for the 5G variant of the phone that bears the model number LM-G900N. The latest software comes with version number G900N2C and is an over-the-air release.
The update is said to be weighing about 2.2GB which makes it a hefty one. It is recommended that you are connected to a WiFi network before you proceed with the download process. Additionally, you should ensure that there is at least a 50% battery level prior to starting the installation. Lastly, the update notification should arrive on its own but you can also check for it manually by visiting the phone's settings.
74.1 x 167.08 x 7.9 mm
6.8 inches - 2460x1080 px
- 6.8-inch Full HD+ OLED display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 5G processor
- 8GB of RAM
- 128GB onboard storage
- 48MP main camera, 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and 5MP depth camera
- 16MP front camera
- 4,300mAh battery
- IP68 dust and water resistance