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LG Velvet 2 Pro: new leaks purport to show the keyless wonder the flagship phone could have been

An apparently official Velvet 2 Pro poster. (Source: Twitter)
An apparently official Velvet 2 Pro poster. (Source: Twitter)
The Velvet 2 Pro would have been LG's flagship smartphone for 2021 - had the OEM not chosen to pull out of the smartphone business prior to its planned launch. Now, the marketing material outlining this device's design and main features has allegedly leaked. They indicate that it had a completely button-less form-factor and a 64MP main camera.

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In an alternate universe where LG executives had been more enthusiastic about the Android phone market, the company might have been about to launch a Velvet 2 Pro. Unlike its 5G or 4G predecessors, it would have been an outright flagship with Qualcomm's top-end Snapdragon 888 processor. Now, the leaker Tron claims to have more insight on what this premium phone could have been.

According to this material, the Velvet 2 Pro would not have been the one tbo debut the rollable form-factor LG had also been working on prior to the shutdown of its mobile devices arm. Nevertheless, the phone might have stood out from the crowd with a lack of physical buttons.

This left its "3D arc" edges completely smooth and free of any interruptions. They have been rumored to sport capacitive, pressure-sensitive keys instead, although Tron's alleged offical marketing leak makes no mention of these. Then again, it does mention the black, beige and grayish bronze colorways from earlier leaks.

The apparently LG-issued and Korean-language images also specify a 6.8-inch FHD+  display (made of POLED, apparently), 8GB of RAM, a 4,500mAh battery and a triple rear camera array headed by a "fast and accurate" 64MP sensor that might have supported 10-bit HDR recordings and an "LG gimbal" function.

All in all, it seems the LG Velvet 2 Pro might have appealed to those who appreciate a curved display and, possibly, really like using gesture-based navigation in Android. Those customers might also have benefited from microSD card support, albeit not from the presence of a 3.5mm jack. Then again, the whole project might have fallen apart anyway without an ideal starting price for this whole alleged package.

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Some new alleged supporting information on the Velvet 2 Pro, with translations (in red). (Source: Twitter)
Some new alleged supporting information on the Velvet 2 Pro, with translations (in red). (Source: Twitter)

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-06- 5 (Update: 2021-06- 5)