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First LG Velvet smartphone to be fully unveiled on May 7th

LG Electronics has posted a video invitation for the unveiling event of its next flagship smartphone, the LG Velvet.

We know that LG has been planning a design refresh for its smartphones, most noticeable of which is the “Raindrop” element for the rear cameras and an overall minimalist aesthetic. Carrying this design language is the company’s upcoming “Velvet” phone, which it teased a few days ago and one that pretty much reveals how the phone will look.

Specs, however, have mostly been kept under wraps, except for the Qualcomm 765 5G SoC that gets mentioned in the trailer above. This means LG won’t be going full-on flagship with Qualcomm’s top-tier silicon for the Velvet, also leading to the possibility of a future ‘Pro’ or ‘Plus’ variant that does use the 865 chip, based on factors like the base phone’s initial market reception.

confirmed details of the Velvet are its four color options (Green, Orangey Pink, Black, and White) as well as a 3.5mm audio jack, whose presence indicates that LG’s well-known DACs could potentially be a continuing feature for audiophiles.

We’ll get to know the phone’s price, general availability, and remaining specs at the company’s online unveiling event. Considering that it uses a mid-range chip.

The South Korean tech giant added that the unveiling event would be filmed beforehand and posted online at 10am KST time, May 7 on its YouTube and Facebook pages.

LG decided to make the unveiling online in order to adhere to COVID-19 social distancing measures.

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