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Velvet is not just anyLG device, but quite possibly the last good-looking and ultimately genuinely good Android smartphone ever released by the Korea-based tech giant. While no unlocked variant was made officially available stateside last year, one very trustworthy eBay vendor currently charges an extremely reasonable $329.99 for what's billed as an AT&T-specific LG Velvet 5G model unlocked to work on other GSM networks as well.Of course, the 5G-enabled
Basically, it looks like you'll be able to use these brand-new, unused, unopened, and undamaged devices on both AT&T and T-Mobile, as well as all their prepaid subsidiaries, and on top of it all, Qualitycellz can apparently also hook you up with a full 1-year manufacturer warranty... somehow.
Given that the Velvet normally costs $600 when purchased from the third-largest US wireless service provider with no strings attached, this $270 discount with no obvious compromises of any sort is definitely worth your time.
Powered by a Snapdragon 765 processor paired with a decent 6 gigs of RAM, the LG Velvet 5G looks like a pretty amazing sub-$350 bargain from a hardware standpoint, especially when you also consider its hefty 4,300mAh battery, beautiful 6.8-inch P-OLED display, and versatile 48 + 8 + 5MP triple rear-facing camera system.
The only legitimate long-term concern might be related to the phone's software support, which is already not that great, but for what it's worth, the Velvet is guaranteed to receive at least one major OS update in the US very soon.