OnePlus 8 too rich for your blood? LG Velvet could be a tempting alternative

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The OnePlus 8 proving to be a leap forward compared to the previous OnePlus phones in terms of specifications and price, there is a gap in the “ Strong specifications at an average price ” section of the market the company once occupied – and a new leak suggests that the gap could be closed by the next LG Velvet.

This information comes from the Korean forum website »Meecowhere a user posted a screenshot of a range of phones, with many key specs.

It's unclear exactly who the ram is, or where the information comes from, but there are a few color variations shown here that we haven't seen in LG's own teasing, and which seem credible – though as for all leaks, we recommend taking this one with a pinch of salt.

The leak suggests that the LG Velvet will have the mid-range Snapdragon 765G chipset, which will not return fast processing speeds like the top-of-the-line 865 from the OnePlus 8, although people who do not need the fastest speeds fast will probably not notice. The phone also appears to be a 5G device.

The leak also suggests that the chipset will be associated with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, which would be a fairly standard configuration for a mid-range device. According to the leak, there is a 4300 mAh battery, which would still be a fairly standard standard.

Apparently, the cameras will be a main 48-megapixel snapper, joined by a 5-megapixel depth sensor and a third 8-megapixel camera, although it's unclear whether it has a telephoto lens, a ultra wide angle, macro or other lens, while at the front there is said to be a 16MP camera.

We expect the price of the phone to be downright mid-range – and perhaps close to the £ 499 (about $ 640, AU $ 930) price of the OnePlus 7, which would make it a tempting option. for fans of this phone who may not be expensive enough for the cost of the OnePlus 8.

What is LG Velvet?

LG Velvet to replace planned model LG G9, which would have been scrapped (although we don't know why), and LG is betting on the success of the new phone.

His recent devices haven't been particularly successful, and if the Velvet turns out to be an affordable and popular mid-range device – the leaks of which, including the latter, suggest it may well be – it could advertise a change in the fate of the brand.

We know the phone will land on May 7 and TechRadar will bring you all the news when that happens, and we hope we can get our hands on the phone to review it, so stay tuned.


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