LG Velvet comes to Verizon in Aurora Red for $699

LG Velvet comes to Verizon in Aurora Red for $699

Verizon subscribers are being treated to a nice surprise today: the LG Velvet 5G UW is coming to the carrier on Friday, August 21, and Verizon will be the only U.S. carrier to have the mesmerizing Aurora Red color.

The device will retail for $699, which breaks down to $29.17 a month for 24 months. For a limited time, if you purchase the LG Velvet online, you can pick up the device for just $10 a month with a new line of service on a Premium Unlimited plan.


Announced back in May, the LG Velvet is a sleek new flagship from LG that features a 6.8-inch OLED display, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, triple rear cameras, 6GB of RAM, a 4,300mAh battery, expandable storage, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and stylus support. It also features support for LG’s unique Dual Screen accessory.


When the device launches on Verizon, it’ll support the carrier’s 5G mmWave “Ultra Wideband” network, along with its 5G sub-6GHz “Nationwide” network, which is coming soon. Support for mmWave 5G is the reason why Verizon’s model is $100 more expensive than the model for other carriers. Though to offset the cost somewhat, Verizon said if you upgrade to the device, you’ll get $350 guaranteed with a trade-in for the LG Velvet. There are stipulations, though: You must be on a Premium Unlimited plan, your trade-in device must be in good working condition, and the discount is applied via a recurring 24-month bill credit. You can learn more about the LG Velvet from our original announcement.

And remember, if you do buy the LG Velvet from Verizon, you won’t be able to unlock the bootloader. Only the European model can be unlocked at the moment.

LG Velvet Forums

Specification LG Velvet
Dimensions and Weight
  • 167.2 x 74.1 x 7.9 mm
  • 180g
  • 6.8” POLED display
  • 20.5:9 2460×1080 FHD+
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
RAM and Storage
  • 6GB LPDDR4X + 128GB UFS 2.1
  • 8GB + 128GB
  • Expandable using microSD card slot
Battery & Charging
  • 4,300mAh
  • Fast wired charging up to 25W
  • Fast wireless charging support up to 9W
Rear Camera
  • Primary: 48MP
  • Secondary: 8MP Ultra Wide-Angle Camera
  • Tertiary: 5MP Depth Sensor
Front Camera 16MP
Other Features
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Wacom stylus support with 4096 pressure levels
  • Support LG Dual Display
  • USB Type-C
  • In-display fingerprint scanner
  • IP68 water resistance
Android Version Android 10 with LG’s custom UI on top

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Brandon's love of technology can be traced back to his childhood, when he would obsessively watch Back to the Future. Since then he's followed the industry and its many innovations, from handheld consoles to powerful smartphones. He's still waiting on a hoverboard.

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