T-Mobile’s LG Velvet 5G is launching September 10, and it’s a little different than other Velvets


The LG Velvet 5G is finally coming to T-Mobile, and the version that’s arriving is a little different than the one that already launched on AT&T and Verizon.

T-Mobile will begin selling the LG Velvet 5G on September 10. Pricing will be set at $0 down and $24.50 per month for 24 months or $588 full retail.

New and existing customers who’d like to save a few bucks on the LG Velvet can get it for up to half off via 24 monthly bill credits when they add a new line on a qualifying rate plan (all plans except 4 for $100 Value Essentials) or trade in an eligible device. Here are the devices eligible for trade-in with this deal:

Save 50% when you trade in:

  • LG: G7 ThinQ, G8 ThinQ, V35 ThinQ, V40 ThinQ, V50 ThinQ 5G
  • Samsung: Galaxy S9 Series, Galaxy Note9, Galaxy S8 Series, Galaxy Note8, Galaxy S7 Series, Galaxy A71 5G, Galaxy A51 LTE
  • Google: Pixel 3A, Pixel 3A XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL
  • OnePlus: 7T, 7, 7 Pro, 6T, 6

Save 25% when you trade in:

  • LG: Aristo, Aristo 4+, G3, G4, G5, G6, K10, K20 (2019), K20+, K20 V, K30, K40, K7, Phoenix 3, Q7+, Stylo 3, Stylo 3+, Stylo
  • 4, Stylo 4+, Stylo 5, Stylo 5+,Tribute Empire, V10, V20, V30, V30+
  • Samsung: Galaxy A20, Galaxy A21

When it comes to specs, the T-Mobile version of the LG Velvet 5G is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 1000C processor. That’s different than the LG Velvet models that launched on AT&T and Verizon, both of which have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor.

“T-Mobile is the only place to get the LG Velvet with America’s first 5G chipset from MediaTek, which also makes it the best priced LG Velvet available anywhere,” T-Mo said today. Its version of the Velvet is $12 cheaper than the AT&T version and $112 cheaper than Verizon’s.


The rest of the specs of T-Mobile’s LG Velvet 5G are similar to the AT&T and Verizon models. It’s packing a 6.8-inch 2460×1080 OLED display, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of built-in storage, and a microSD slot that supports cards up to 2TB.

There’s a triple camera array on the LG Velvet 5G’s backside that includes a 48MP main sensor, 8MP ultra-wide with 120-degree field of view, and 5MP depth camera, plus a 16MP selfie camera inside a notch at the top of the display.

The LG Velvet 5G also features IP68 water and dust resistance, a 4000mAh battery, NFC, fast charging support, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB-C port, and a dedicated Google Assistant button. It’ll be available in Aurora Gray and Pink White color options.

On T-Mobile, the LG Velvet 5G will support both low-band 600MHz 5G as well as mid-band 2.5GHz 5G, the latter of which expanded to 81 new cities yesterday.

Source: T-Mobile, LG Velvet 5G

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  • S9779

    Wow hard pass on the mediatek.

    • fyah

      This mediatek is up there with sd 865.

      • riverhorse

        I would call 800 & 1000 substantially better than 765G… And leave it at that. 865? Vis a vis price maybe.
        At any rate i like the improved competitiveness.

        • marque2

          Benchmarks I saw put the 800 at 765 level and the 1000L is at 765G level. 1000c I have no idea. Sounds like a marketing gimmick. Neither are “substantially faster than the 765G” and both offer slower 5g data.

    • djurlegit

      do yo research before you judge
      go watch Gary Explain’s video

  • Andre R…

    Where’s the T-Mobile pricing on the Galaxy Fold 2?

  • riverhorse

    Mediatek Dimension 800 5G benchmarks overall seem to best those of Snapdragon 765G, ergo this Velvet 5G version seems like a step up over its siblings.
    A coupla more GB ram woulda been nice… Price bucking up against the max in medium-tier ceiling… Seems to be competing directly with Samsung Galaxy A71 5G at almost same pricing…

    • Kaulana1989

      It’s a mediatek 1000c processor

      • fyah

        It’s showing dimensity 800 on tmobile website. Im out if it’s true.

        • Kaulana1989

          It’s incorrect it is a mediatek 1000c confirmed by mediatek itself

        • Kyle

          From the Verge today- But upon close examination, it appears that T-Mobile and MediaTek are trying to trick us with branding, because the actual specs of this “Dimensity 1000C” hew much closer to MediaTek’s cheaper Dimensity 800 instead. They both have octa-core CPUs and ARM Mali graphics, but where a Dimensity 1000 tops out at 2.6GHz and comes with nine Mali-G77 GPU cores, the 1000C tops out at 2GHz with only five Mali-G57 GPU cores. (The Dimensity 800 is 2GHz but with four GPU cores; the Dimensity 820 is 2.6GHz with five.)

        • marque2

          Looks like the Dimension 800 matches the 765 and the 1000L matches the 765G. Have no idea about this 1000c

        • Kaulana1989

          Well it’s still better than the Snapdragon 765 with only 2 A76cpu

  • Ed Tranosky

    how about the dual screen case that ATT has for it? And LG sells too for it? They don’t mention it at all?

  • krisstofer

    Wow, so I could trade in my old Aristo or LG stylus 3 sitting in my drawer for 25% off? Hmm, that would save me $147? I think it’s no brainer not to get one. I’m interested here and LG Velvet looks cool and fancy. Thanks TMO.

  • Kyle

    I had the same reaction at first but it looks like this processer is pretty competitive. Might be good for Snapdragon to have some competition to keep prices down.

  • marque2

    I liked my V30. G8 in my opinion was the best phone LG made. So I know LG can make good phones. The V60 leaves a lot to be desired. I think I would be happier with it if it had a rear fingerprint sensor like the others. The in screen one doesn’t really work. Also many of the G8 features are missing. Wallpaper doesn’t animate well. No facial recognition. No vein recognition. But the V60 does have 5g at a reasonable cost.

    • DHar Harr

      The 5g was what caught me during the deal. That is a nice feature still. I agree that LG made some good phones (I had the ENV and ENV 2 back in the flip phone days too). But the functionality of the V60 has me frustrated and the glass already shattered because of the small drops I’ve had. Unfortunately when the time comes to buy a new phone I probably will go back to Samsung, OnePlus or pick up a pixel.

  • Ver

    I love my v60. I don’t have any issues. Best phone I’ve had.!

  • krisstofer

    I’m fine with all my LGs phone ( Aristo 1, LG Stylo 1,3,4, LGV20, V30, LG G6, and now I have the LG G8) Planning to get this Velvet because for me it’s so unique and stylish. I don’t care about the specs though..lol

  • JLaw

    Sounds like you got a dud or perhaps a remorseful buy and nitpicking to feel better?
    V60 beats my friends s20u hands down. Cruddy focus issues (hardware) and that insane 1.2k price is a rip.
    For the price, nothing beats the v60, it even puts the 2020se I have to shame. Rag on Apples cruddy screen, hilariously small battery (yes, it could’ve been bigger), and horrid standby time.
    And the v60 sucks? Lol

    • Ver

      Clap clap clap!

  • Amro

    Any info about JOD?

    • Bailey

      T-Force (T-Mobile) on twitter may be able to help you with that question.

      • Amro

        Thank you!

  • David E

    I have a V60 5G I think it is a pretty good phone takes great pictures works well..I did have to replace it after 45 days though had screen issues but other than that it is good device!

  • Jay Holm

    To those who are familiar with sales, does anyone think this will be reduced, $499ish, around the holidays?