Fresh LG Velvet leak puts final nail in the LG G9’s coffin
Weâ€™re just over a week away from the LG Velvet launch and we already know plenty about LGâ€™s brand new flagship. However, thereâ€™s bad news for those still holding out hope that this new phone could live alongside the LG G series.
Leaker Evan Blass (@evleaks) has shared an official render of the LG Velvet taken from the Wireless Power Consortium. Thereâ€™s not too much to say about the render â€” itâ€™s the same phone we saw in an official LG video, no less â€” but Blass also shared the model number: LM-G900N.
For those unfamiliar with LGâ€™s model names, the companyâ€™s V series and G series devices traditionally follow the LM-VXXX and LM-GXXX formats respectively. For example, the LG V60 has the model number LM-V600 and the vanilla LG G8 is LM-G820.
The fact that LG has co-opted the G series numbering format for its fresh â€œmass-market flagshipâ€� could be the final nail in the coffin for any hope of an LG G9.
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Thereâ€™s still plenty to be excited about, though. The LG Velvet is aesthetically the most interesting LG flagship since perhaps the LG G5. Itâ€™s also packing the mid-tier Snapdragon 765G chipset, and itâ€™ll be fascinating to see if the 5G-supporting SoC can match Snapdragon 865-powered rivals. Check out everything we know so far about the LG Velvet right here.
Will you mourn the death of the LG G series?