LG Velvet launching at T-Mobile later this summer


When LG began talking about the Velvet earlier this year, it said the new device was the start of a new product roadmap with devices that emphasize distinctive designs. And soon the LG Velvet will be bringing that design to T-Mobile.

LG confirmed today that the Velvet will be launching on US carriers. That includes T-Mobile, which will be getting the LG Velvet “later this summer.” No other T-Mo launch or pricing info is available right now.

The Velvet will also be available from AT&T and Verizon in the US, with the former carrier releasing it tomorrow, July 22, at a price of $20 per month for 30 months or $600 full retail. Verizon will launch the LG Velvet later this summer.

One of the main features of the LG Velvet is its 3D Arc Design, which includes symmetrical front and rear edges to help make the phone feel more comfortable in your hand. It’s also got a raindrop-inspired rear camera setup that includes a 48MP main sensor, 8MP ultra wide cam with 120-degree field of view, and a 5MP depth camera.

Around front is a 6.8-inch 2460×1080 OLED display with 20.5:9 aspect ratio and in-display fingerprint sensor. At the top of the display is a notch where the 16MP selfie camera lives.


Diving inside the Velvet, there’s a Snapdragon 765G processor paired with 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a microSD slot that supports cards up to 2TB in size. A 4300mAh battery powers the whole package, there are stereo speakers and a 3.5mm headphone jack for your audio needs, and the whole body is IP68 water and dust resistant.

With its Snapdragon 765G processor, the LG Velvet does have 5G support. AT&T has confirmed that the Velvet will support its low-band 5G network and the phone will also work with Verizon’s mmWave 5G and its low-band 5G network that’s launching later this year. I asked T-Mobile which of its 5G flavors the Velvet will support but T-Mo isn’t sharing that info quite yet, telling me that it’ll have more to say as we get closer to launch.

At around $600, the LG Velvet could be an attractive option for folks who want a more affordable 5G phone. It’s got a big display, solid processor, 3.5mm headphone jack, and other notable features, and it’s cheaper than most of the other 5G phones that have launched at T-Mo to date.

Now that we know a T-Mobile launch is in the plans, are you interested in the LG Velvet?

Source: LG

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  • George Salcedo

    I am loving the new redesign, let’s hope the V series gets an overhaul as well. I love the V60 but it no looker and quite a tank in size.

    • marque2

      I think the Velvet will be the same size since they share the dual screen option. V60 is an all around better phone, and will be about the same price or less than the velvet. (Tmobile just had a 2 for $800 on the dual screen)

      Also a bit disappointed a phone announced (and released in S. Korea) in May will be released in August. At this point may as well wait for something else. I bought the V60 during the T-mobile sale – got tired of waiting for Velvet.

      • George Salcedo

        Based on reviews the Velvet is sleeker and the design language is miles ahead of the V60. Power wise and camera wise the V60 outperforms the Velvet. I’m hoping the V70 has a similar design to the Velvet but with all the power to boot.

        • Tale 85

          The V60 hasn’t disappointed. I’ve been a G Series fan since the G6. I’m one who still appreciates the Audio performance of LG. The V60 is without a doubt the Best LG phone I’ve owned. Considering I’m on the June Security update, they’re only a month behind on updates so far. We’ll find out when/if Android 11 hits.

        • marque2

          You will be in for a treat if you have a G6 – the new OLED screens are much nicer. G8 is a really pretty and nice phone as well and has a lot more features than V60 (face recognition). If it had 5g I would say the G8 is the perfect phone.

        • Michael childers

          I am a lg fan as well but i have to say the v60 is a disappointment compared to the other LGs. It is definately not the best LG.

        • marque2

          I agree, the Velvet looks very stylish compared to the V60. One problem V60 has that Velvet probably also has – the in screen finger print scanner does not work all that well. The rear print scanner of older Vxx phones worked much better.

  • James Symmonds

    I had two LGs but their update policy sucks. I’ll be sticking to OnePlus and Google from now on.

    • Sammie Bell

      LG updates have gotten better. LG V40 & LG Stylo 6 both have Android 10.

  • riverhorse

    Galaxy A71 better and cheaper. And whatever happened to LG Pay…

    • DominiMMIV

      I have LG Pay on my V60 and G7 and it works fine….

      • riverhorse

        This is good news. You probably also have MST on the v60. Hopefully LG will compete heavily with Samsung on Pay bonuses & perks.

    • Jim Mill

      A71 5g is slightly higher but I love the OnePlus 8 5g 700 it’s great

      • riverhorse

        I like Samsung Pay bonuses + A71 has the MST that allows just touching cc terminals. I hate having NFC always on, and for other stuff gps, and bt and WiFi and hotspot…

        I’m worried about the whole securitydataChina thing with OnePlus.

        • William Richardson

          The Velvet also has MST.

        • riverhorse

          Thank you for that, very encouraging.

    • marque2

      LG pay is still there.

    • Juan Carlos

      False, the A71 costs $ 600 and the LG velvet costs the same and has IP 68 and wireless charging and better audio but the updates are disgusting with LG

  • Linx

    They finally got the pricing strategy right. Now if they can get the updates right, they are back in the game!