The blue Twitter leak from Tipster @FrontTron shows that this may not be the case, although we really wouldn’t hope for our hopes when we get our hands on one of these mysterious phones.
LG Velvet 2 Pro (LG Universal 2nd Generation, LG Rainbow, LM-V700N)
About 3,000 units
Resale is prohibited
Black, bronze, ivory
Use. for Korean LG employees only (up to 2 units per person)
About $ 170
About 6 months after maintenance (when there are enough parts)
No software updates pic.twitter.com/mSuRpUQDa8
– Tron ❂ (@FrontTron) May 15, 2021
It seems that LG has really been able to design and manufacture 3,000 Velvet 2 Pro (also known as LG Rainbow) units and sell them only to employees of the South Korean company.
If the leak is to be relied upon, these limited units are available to workers in the colors Black, Bronze and Ivory (although only Ivory is shown). LG employees can buy up to two Rainbow phones per person, but they can also wait for factory repair services that last about 6 months or “as long as there are enough parts.”
If LG had kept its mobile phone business for just a year, we could have seen these phones in the mainstream. The LG Rainbow certainly has a visual wow factor judging by the leak. The Ivory version has, as you can see, a sleek and glossy ivory body with a thin golden border around the edges. Fancy, right? The shape and design of the camera look almost similar to the year old LG Velvet.
While we don’t have details on Rainbow’s specifications, we do know that the physical volume and home buttons have been driven in favor of pressure-sensitive touch sensors. LG has always been one of those weird innovative smartphone brands, and it would have been fun to see how such a phone feels.