LG shows off Velvet smartphone, confirms Snapdragon 765 chipset inside

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Earlier this month, LG showed off some concept designs of an upcoming smartphone, which it later said would be called LG Velvet. The black-and-white images showed off the general design language of the phone and the cameras on the back, but they weren’t exactly life-like images. Today, though, LG’s YouTube channel for South Korea posted a new video showing off the smartphone in all of its glory.

The 35-second video shows off every aspect of the phone’s design, including the colors it will likely be available in – black, white, red, and dark green. The phone’s back plate is shown to be reflective and change colors depending on the light.

The back is clearly seen as having three cameras, each in its own module on the back plate, rather than a single block housing all three. Over on the front, the selfie camera is housed in U-shaped notch in the middle of the screen.

The frame is all metal and seems boxier than other modern smartphones. The corners of the metal frame seem somewhat thicker, which could help with impact absorption if the phone is dropped.

Finally, the video reveals that the phone will be powered by a Snapdragon 765 5G chipset, rather than a top-tier Snapdragon 865. This should help LG undercut the price of most flagships while still offering a premium-looking phone with 5G support. Of course, it remains to be seen just how much it will cost, but an official announcement shouldn’t be too far off.

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