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