LG Velvet 5G smartphone launches in SA: price and availability

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LG has announced the launch of its latest 5G smartphone in South Africa — the LG Velvet 5G — which the company touts as its “most visually stunning” smartphone.

“We’re excited to introduce the LG Velvet 5G to South Africa, not just because it is an exceptional 5G smartphone, but because of the unique value it presents through our new design language,” Deon Prinsloo, Mobile General Manager of LG Electronics South Africa, said in a press release.

“With its new name, LG Velvet 5G promises an unexpected departure for LG Mobile in devices that have a totally revamped look and feel.”

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The smartphone features a few enhancements to LG’s usual designs, including an in-display fingerprint sensor and a curved display.

The phone also includes a triple-lens setup for its main camera. The setup includes a 48MP standard lens, an 8MP wide-angle lens, and a 5MP depth lens.

In addition to this, the smartphone has a 4300mAh battery and 6GB of RAM.

You can see the phone’s main specs below:

  • Display: 6.8-inch FHD+ P-OLED display
  • CPU: Snapdragon 765G 5G Mobile Platform
  • RAM: 6GB
  • On-board storage: 128GB
  • Rear camera: 48MP standard + 8MP wide-angle + 5MP depth lens
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4300mAh

LG Velvet 5G price

So how much will LG’s new smartphone cost?

The recommended retail price for the LG Velvet 5G starts at R13 499.

Contracts will start at R699 per month for 24 months, according to LG.

Where to buy in SA

The LG Velvet 5G will be available from 1 July through MTN.

From 7 July, you can also get the device at Vodacom.

According to LG, the first 500 customers to by the phone through Vodacom will be able to claim an LG Dual Screen accessory.

Meanwhile, those who buy the phone from MTN will receive a R1200 voucher from Takealot.

Megan Ellis, Editor
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