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LG Velvet durability test confirms the origin of the screen in its Dual Screen accessory

The LG Velvet survived JerryRigEverything's durability test. (Image source: JerryRigEverything)
The LG Velvet survived JerryRigEverything's durability test. (Image source: JerryRigEverything)
The LG Velvet represents good value, especially if you get the Dual Screen case that transforms the mid-range handset into a Surface Duo or foldable smartphone alternative. The handset is just 7.9 mm thick, but it stood up to the rigours of JerryRigEverything's durability tests. The popular YouTuber has uncovered the origin of the screen in the LG Velvet Dual Screen accessory, too.

The LG Velvet comes in two flavours, although a third is on its way. At the time of writing, LG has released a 5G and Snapdragon 765G-powered edition, along with a cheaper 4G model that has a Snapdragon 845. By contrast, a T-Mobile version has the new MediaTek Dimensity 1000C, which also has a 5G modem. All models have that same 7.9 mm thick case though, which does not necessarily inspire confidence as to its structural rigidity, especially if you have watched JerryRigEverything's recent OnePlus Nord video.

The LG Velvet does flex under severe pressure, but it did not crack or shatter. A small gap between the chassis and display did appear that probably reduces the device's water resistance, but this test is way beyond what most people would do to their smartphones. Likewise, the LG Velvet did not succumb to burned, either.

Additionally, JerryRigEverything determined that the LG Velvet and its Dual Screen accessory share identical displays. A brief teardown revealed that the screen in the Dual Screen accessory even has a cut-out for an in-display fingerprint scanner, as you can view in the view below. JerryRigEverything opines that LG did this to reduce costs, which makes sense considering the relatively affordable price of the Velvet. We have already reviewed the LG Velvet too, should you wish to find out more about the device.

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Alex Alderson, 2020-09- 9 (Update: 2020-09-10)
Alex Alderson
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.