The LG Class is a new mid-range smartphone made of metal and some pretty decent specifications for the price at which it sells. Something about the handset, possibly the appearance of too many seams and its indefinably boxy design, betrays its cost of around 399,300 won or 340 dollars.
But the set of features belonging to the LG Class is nothing to sniff at for sure. Stretched across its front is a 5-inch IPS touchscreen of 1280 x 720p resolution and 293ppi sharpness. LG has used a 2.5D curved glass panel here, along with too much bezel.
If you flip the Class onto its front, you’ll see the back panel’s too crowded. That’s because in addition to playing host to the camera, flash unit, power key and volume rockers, it also makes space for the loud speaker. But hey, you get metal on a mid-ranger.
Rumors about this LG smartphone painted it with a 5.7-inch full HD display and octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor. All we can say is, it’s not a bad deal for the cost it commands. It will be launched in three color options of dark blue, gold and silver.
LG Class specs at a glance:
– 5-inch 1280 x 720p IPS display
– Android 5.1 Lollipop OS
– 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory
– 2TB microSD card support
– 64-bit 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 410 chip
– Adreno 306 GPU
– 13MP main camera, 8MP front-facing lens
– 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS connectivity
– 142 x 71.8 x 7.4 millimeters, 147 grams
– 2050mAh battery
Apart from the LG Class, the South Korean company was also reported to be prepping a high-end V10. It’s anticipated to make its debut on October 1 and sport an unusual secondary display. It may be LG’s first handset with a fingerprint scanner on the power button.
As for the LG Class, it’s not clear if or when the phone will hit other markets across the globe.