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LG Velvet is rugged but has a stylus

LG Velvet has a stylus but is rugged

LG is making an attempt to reinvent its picture and launched a brand new smartphone line-up, debuting with the LG Velvet. It’s an odd telephone, at KRW 900,000 ($735/€680) it’s too expensive to be a mid-ranger, however that Snapdragon 765G chipset doesn’t make it a flagship both.

Nonetheless, the telephone has a number of distinctive options to make it stand out from the S765 rabble. It's each IP68 and MIL-STD 810G licensed within the most interesting custom of the V-series. Most of its competitors settles for simply the mud and water resistance of IP68 with out the drop resistance of MIL-STD.

Weekly poll: LG Velvet is rugged and has a stylus, but does it have a future?

The opposite is the help for a Wacom stylus – apparently, the identical stylus that the LG Gram 14” 2-in-1 makes use of. As you most likely know, Wacom tech is the magic behind Samsung’s S Pen and what makes it so a lot better than a capacitive stylus, which isn’t almost as correct or delicate (like those utilized by the LG Stylo sequence).

One other V-series impressed characteristic is the help for a Twin Display accent. Whereas not fairly as cool as a foldable telephone, these are typically fairly sensible for multitasking and might double as an infinitely configurable controller for gaming.

Weekly poll: LG Velvet is rugged and has a stylus, but does it have a future?

As for LG Velvet’s personal display screen, it’s a really giant 6.8” P-OLED panel with curved sides and a teardrop notch. The 1080p decision and lack of 90Hz or greater refresh fee is worrying at this worth vary, nonetheless.

On the again, there’s a 48MP essential cam with OIS, joined by an 8MP extremely large and a 5MP macro cameras. Pictures was not the main target of this telephone, it appears. Each face unlock and an in-display fingerprint reader can be found.

Weekly poll: LG Velvet is rugged and has a stylus, but does it have a future?

The 4,300mAh battery of LG Velvet is probably not the biggest (particularly contemplating the scale of the telephone), however the 30W wired and 10W wi-fi charging are neat additions. And so are the stereo audio system, 3.5mm headphone jack and the microSD card slot.

Nonetheless, does the LG Velvet have a future when Samsung’s Galaxy Be aware 10 Lite might be discovered beneath €500? Certain, the Exynos 9810 is from 2018’s Note9 and it lacks 765’s 5G connectivity, however the triple 12MP digicam does supply a telephoto lens. Additionally, Samsung has been sharpening the S Pen software program for years whereas LG is simply getting began on options for its Wacom stylus.

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