LG Velvet gets price cut from T-Mobile

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It looks like T-Mobile has permanently reduced the price of the flagship LG Velvet. 

The LG Velvet comes with a 6.8-inch display. The T-Mobile-exclusive model is a special edition that is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 1000C processor instead of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 processor. It also includes 6GB of RAM with 128GB onboard storage and a microSD card slot for up to 2000GB memory expansion. 

Camera-wise, there are three cameras on the back. There is a 48-megapixel main sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. In front, there is another 16-megapixel camera for selfies and video calls. The device also comes with a 4,000mAh battery, a headphone jack, NFC, and an in-screen fingerprint reader. It is also water and dust resistant. Upon release, this phone runs on Android 10. 

Originally, T-Mobile sold the LG Velvet for $588. But with today’s news, the price of the device has been dropped to $396. 

This isn’t the first time that T-Mobile dropped the price of a flagship device. Just a few weeks ago, T-Mobile also reduced the price of the LG Wing. And just like the LG Wing, the LG Velvet’s price reduction seems to be a permanent one instead of a limited time offer. 

If you are interested, you can visit this link to learn more about the device. 

 

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  • Francisco Peña

    And you won’t get an update until WAYYYYY after LG folds and gets out of the cellular market. Then you will get double screwed, no hardware, nor software support.

    • Shaun Michalak

      I will still take LG over any of those China brands out there.. I have had some of them, and they never fixed bugs, glitches, or updated any of them that I have had.

      • marque2

        That is sad. My current LG phone is from Vietnam, all the others were from South Korea.

        I think Samsung is mostly China – so when LG leaves I’ll be forces to buy Chinese spyware

        • Francisco Peña

          My S21 is Vietnam, so is my S20FE, and Galaxy Watch S3 Frontier.
          My S8 and S9 are China *boo*

          I won’t buy the OnePlus or those others brands.

        • riverhorse

          Aha. Don’t understand how people pan Huawei but love OnePlus.

        • 3165dwayne

          I dislike them both now. Oppo showed their true colors.

        • Eric A

          My Galaxy S10e is from Vietnam.

        • marque2

          That is good to know, I will have to switch to Samsung.

        • 3165dwayne

          That makes no sense. Is the iphone like this? It’s made in China too. Are oneplus phones like this? Where are you getting this information from?

        • marque2

          One plus is 100% made in China, they say so on their web page. I know where my LG phones are made because it says on the box, and often the back of the phone, plus LG announces their manufacturing strategy (my nexus 4,5,5x – G6, and G8 were from SK, Arista and V60 Vietnam)

          Apple is well known to have its phones made in China by Foxconn where the conditions are so bad employees are known to jump out windows to kill themselves and the work conditions are almost slave like. But Apple makes movies about Diversity and kindness and is all woke, so it is OK.

          I suppose a bit of internet research would find a phone not made in China but right now I only know of LG and Samsung, and I think Samsung does have some Chinese models.

        • marque2

          Hey just did a cursory lookup for you.

          Asus makes most phones in Taiwan,
          Sony makes some phones in Japan,
          Nokia makes phones in Mexico
          LG – as mentioned
          Samsung Flagship.

          Though these are bit players compared to the Chinese brands:

          Apple
          Lenovo – Moto
          Huawai
          Xiaomi
          HTC
          Oneplus
          Non Flagship Samsung
          Google (though Google is reportedly moving production to Vietnam)

          Note that while Huawai and Xiaomi are not well known in the US they are huge in China and India.

      • 3165dwayne

        Oneplus updates their phones frequently, especially in comparison to lg. I have to say though, samsung is doing well in recent years. As much as I hate them, they’re doing better than even oneplus these days.

    • marque2

      New Android releases are almost never worth waiting for. They don’t really add new features, they mess up the interface. This isn’t like going from Android 3-4 where there were significant changes.

      And LG does provide security patches

      • Francisco Peña

        months later. I’ve had several LGs and they were behind Sammy. My S9 also got it about 2 months slow (my LGs about 3months).
        My S20FE is getting it quickly though, usually by the end of the month or beginning of the next. I am on January since last week.

        • Hoosier__Daddy

          Uh oh. I got Android 11 last week but am still on Dec security.

        • Francisco Peña

          sorry, I stand corrected, I’m also on Dec 2020.
          Must have been the S9 that updated. Thought January came in the Android 11 update too.

        • Francisco Peña

          I stand doubly corrected. I actually got my Jan update yesterday, after my post saying I was on Dec. They must have heard me and pushed it out. lol

        • Hoosier__Daddy

          Yeah, got mine last night.

        • dcmanryan

          Sometimes it’s the carrier. I’m on a OnePlus 8 from T-Mobile on Android 10 and the 11/1/20 security update.

        • 3165dwayne

          Yeah, but admittedly, LG screwed up again there because some of their phones don’t have an international unlocked model for their respective country.

        • dcmanryan

          True. LG and Moto have always been the worst on timely, if at all updates. The Pixel line is the only way to go if updates are important to you but then you’re arguably giving up build quality as about every Pixel phone has had issues. Samsung is probably the safe middle ground.

        • marque2

          Moto is much worse than LG. My Moto 5 was promised Android 7 which came out a few months after release. I got it 3 years later, which surprised me because it was out of the two year window at the time. They released it in India much earlier. Don’t know why it took so long for the USA.

  • steveb944

    “This isn’t the first time that T-Mobile dropped the price of a flagship device.”
    No this isn’t the first time, because this is far from flagship. It barely makes it to mid tier.
    My parents paid full price 2 months ago and have had nothing but issues.

    • Hoosier__Daddy

      Okay, then it isn’t the first time because T-Mobile did the same with the Windows 10 Idol-4S. ;)

      • steveb944

        Ha! That may have been flagship Windows though.

    • marque2

      What issues?

    • Y. Henry H

      I had mine since Oct, 2020. Not the best but not bad at all. I am a senior person myself and can understand many in my age group have problems catching up with the latest. I am looking for a quick way to backup photos to a PC. I know if there is one it can be found. Issues may be just part of the growing up one more step. We will get over it. No other issues to me as yet.

      • Y. Henry H

        I was able to import the LG Whistling wizard ringtone back on this phone. That probably told you how old I am.

      • steveb944

        I’m glad to hear it’s going well. Cloud backup is good and then you transfer it to the PC.
        I used to recommend Google Photos for the unlimited storage.
        We use Microsoft OneDrive at work.
        Amazon Photos is an option if you have Amazon Prime.

      • marque2

        Just a note about the services Steve recommends. All of them will show photos and videos. Onedrive is the only one in the group that will let you see other documents. I can download word docs from Onedrive on my phone, but with any of the Amazon products, you might be able to upload all the docs on your PC but the app only allows photos on the phone. (Maybe things have changed since I last investigated.)

  • WONDROUS5000

    its back to $588 today, but 12 off when you purchase on EIP (new or existing lines, no trade)

    • KOLIO

      Yep, sale price had been active for 2-3 weeks.
      The Wing was on sale @ the same time, marked down by $300,but,now, as w/the Velvet, back to the usual price w/the same offer of 1/2 off when purchased on EIP.

      • WONDROUS5000

        yeah im confused why this was published on the last day of the sale lol

  • Mike H

    Bloody EIP…i want to OWN my phone, and not have to get bill credits for 2 years. They need to bring it back down to a reasonable once-and-done price again.