After LG tried to keep its smartphone business alive, LG decided to offer a complete refreshment for its smartphone range. We didn't have a new LG G9 this year. In its place, the company announced the LG Velvet 5G. The new smartphone offers a design that better matches current offers. The Snapdragon 765G also provided seamless 5G connectivity. Yes, as you can see, it comes with a mid-range chipset, while the price is considered the flagship. The device was first introduced in South Korea in May 2020. The company recently released it in Europe and the United States. Then the company released a Snapdragon 845 variant for those who weren't happy with the SD765G. The problem is that the Snapdragon 845 is a 2018 chipset and doesn't have 5G connectivity. A new listing in the Google Play Console now shows that LG has yet to reveal another Velvet variant.
This time the LG Velvet will have a MediaTek chipset. According to Google Play Console, the phone will be equipped with the Dimensity 800 processor from MediaTek. This is a 7nm octa-core processor with a built-in modem for 5G connectivity. The chipset uses four 2.0 GHz Cortex-A76 cores and four 2.0 GHz Cortex-A55 cores. This system-on-chip is supplied with a Mali-G77 MC4-GPU for graphic purposes. MediaTek has also equipped it with HyperEngine gaming technology to ensure a smooth gaming experience. The listing also suggests that the processor is coupled to the 6G RAM. If you remember, the vanilla LG Velvet came with a single 8 GB RAM option. Android 10 OS on the phone will run immediately with LG UX.
Possible specifications for LG Velvet (Dimension 800)
Aside from the chipset, the phone may retain the design and other specifications of the Qualcomm variants. This includes the 6.9-inch P-OLED display with a resolution of 2,460 x 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20.5: 9. The phone also has a water drop notch at the top, which contains a 16 megapixel selfie Snapper located. The display provides support for entering pens (Wacom) with up to 4,096 pressure levels. Unfortunately, this display complies with the 60 Hz standard. The device has a well designed raindrop triple camera setup. It includes a 48-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, and a 5-megapixel depth gun.
The Dimensity 800 variant would be cheaper than the Snapdragon 765G, which currently starts at 650 euros for 8 GB RAM. This is far too much for this chipset. In addition to the cheaper processor, we also expect 6 GB of RAM to bring the price down.