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.
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.
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.
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.