LG officially announced its exit from the smartphone business last month. Before this exit, the Korean smartphone maker was prepping up for the launch of two new handsets – the LG Rollable and the LG Velvet 2 Pro. However, when the brand announced its exit from the smartphone business, the launch of these two handsets was canceled. That being said the company was at least ready with few LG Velvet 2 Pro and Rollable phone units. Now, a new leak by the tipster @FrontTron reveals that LG will be selling some units of the LG Velvet 2 Pro and the Rollable phone to its employees. These handsets will not be available for sale in the market and other than LG employees, no one will be able to buy them. Let’s check more details on this ahead:
LG Will Sell 3000 Units of LG Velvet 2 Pro To Its Employees
LG Velvet 2 Pro (LG Universal 2nd Gen, LG Rainbow, LM-V700N)
Approx. 3000 units
Black, Bronze, Ivory
Avail. only to Korea LG employees (max. 2 unit per person)
Around USD 170
Around 6 months of After Service (while parts last)
No software updates pic.twitter.com/mSuRpUQDa8
— Tron ❂ (@FrontTron) May 15, 2021
The leak by tipster @FrontTron reveals that around 3,000 units are up for grabs for the LG employees. The device will be made available in glossy black, a glossy beige, and Bimetallic Bronze colour options. The pricing of the Velvet 2 Pro is set to just $170 (Rs 12,445). According to the leak, LG will provide 6 months after-sale service on the Velvet 2 Pro or while parts last. The device won’t be receiving any new software updates, notes the tipster. As per the report out of Korea, the LG Velvet 2 Pro sports a 6.5-inch AMOLED display. The phone is powered by Snapdragon 888 chipset under the hood.
The device ships in 12GB and 16GB RAM choices along with 128GB/256GB internal storage options. In terms of imaging, the handset comes equipped with a quad-camera setup that includes a 64MP primary main camera. The whole package draws a power from a 4500mAh battery. While the LG Velvet 2 Pro 3000 units are available for sale, the exact quantity and price information of the LG Rollable phone remains unknown currently. As of now, the exact timing details are not available as such when these devices will be up for sale to the LG employees. One thing to note is that these two phones won’t available for the general public.
In a piece of related news, after exiting the smartphone business, we saw LG promising three years of software updates for its few handsets. LG mentioned in the press release, that it would be providing three OS updates for its premium phones released in 2019 and later (G series, V series, VELVET, Wing). The company also revealed that it will be releasing two OS updates to a few of its 2020 models such as the LG Stylo and K series.
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