Notebookcheck

LG may add a new, Dimensity 800-powered phone to the Velvet series soon: new leak

The first-gen LG Velvet. (Source: LG)
The first-gen LG Velvet. (Source: LG)
A new entry to the Google Play Console database reportedly points to a new phone called Velvet. However, this device has a MediaTek Dimensity 800 chipset, whereas the current LG device with the same moniker is powered by the Snapdragon 765G. It also apparently has 6GB of RAM and an FHD+ screen.

LG moved away from the flagship Android smartphone arena in 2020 to pursue new opportunities in the premium mid-range ring instead. This strategy resulted in the Velvet, a Snapdragon 765G-powered quad-camera device with a rather style-focused finish. Now, there is evidence that the OEM intends to expand this initial launch into more of a series.

It reportedly emanates from the Google Play Console, which now lists a device with the same name as the current LG phone. However, its SoC is apparently the MediaTek MT6883, also known as the Dimensity 800. Therefore, the rumored new Velvet would be as 5G-capable as the last.

This possible mid-tier device also has 6GB of RAM and a 2460x1080 display. Its leak also contains an image showing its front panel, which hints at the same narrow aspect-ratio found in the 'original' Velvet. On the other hand, it fails to feature the term "LG" anywhere, although it does include the unfamiliar identifier  mcaymanlm, which may be a code-name of some description.

The "new Velvet" on the Play Console. (Source: Google Play Console via 91Mobiles)
The "new Velvet" on the Play Console. (Source: Google Play Console via 91Mobiles)
Read all 1 comments / answer
static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2020 07 > LG may add a new, Dimensity 800-powered phone to the Velvet series soon: new leak
Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-07-29 (Update: 2020-07-29)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.