New LG Velvet render is further proof that it will perhaps mark the end of the G series
LG Velvet is a midrange phone and not a premium affair
The upcoming LG Velvet phone will be powered by the Snapdragon 765G chipset. The G series, on the other hand, was a flagship lineup and offered top tier specs. So, in a way, the LG Velvet series cannot be said to be a true G lineup replacement. It’s more of a downgrade.
However, it does seem like the new series will mark the end of the LG G range. Tipster Evan Blass recently shared an official render of the LG Velvet and as noted by Android Authority, the phone carries the model number LM-G900N.
Now, if you recall, this is the same format that the G series models followed. And if LG is now using this format for the new Velvet lineup, it solidifies rumors that said that the new range will be replacing the G series.
It’s worth pointing out that over the years, the differences between the G series and V series flagship phones have narrowed. And since LG will likely continue the V lineup, there will still be an option for those who want a top-tier handset.
With the Velvet range, on the other hand, the company will get a chance to experiment. We already know that it’s betting heavily on the design. It’s particularly hyping up the “raindrop” camera design which is a welcome change from the square bumps we have been seeing lately. Other than that, the phone also boasts a “3D arc design” with curved glass on both sides of it. The phone is tipped to get a 48MP primary sensor, which will be joined by 8MP and 5MP modules, so it should theoretically do well in the camera department too.