Tying all the loose leaks together once and for all, the mobile device manufacturer has finally (officially) released its latest mid-ranger, the LG Class; seen as a possible competitor to the Samsung Galaxy A series. Speculated to be a phablet, replacing the LG G Pro 2, today’s launch confirms that LG might still have another device up its sleeve (excluding the V10 that’s supposed to be on October the 1st).
The Korean phone maker is changing it up this time around, as their latest device is more metal than ever before, carved out of a single block of metal, this unibody device carries a 5-inch (1280 x 720) display. A let down to many that in this generation feel that screens should at least be 1080p but moving along, it’s designed with 2.5D curved glass – easing ergonomics for those concerned but being a 5-inch device, it should be a non-issue.
Other internals include 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage (expandable). The mid-ranger will be equip with 4G LTE, NFC but only have a 2,050 mAh battery on board; fueling reasons to why they may have chosen the lowly Quad-core Snapdragon 410 chip, that clocks at only 1.2GHz.
The device weighs in at 147grams and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box. So far the LG Class has been classified as a domestic-only product but if you’re still interested it retails at KRW 399,300 aka RM 1,451 (at that price, you’ll be able to purchase the ASUS Zenfone 2 or the OnePlus 2, if you can get an invite). That said, we’re not sure what direction LG is going for but if they manage to price this lower and team up with Korean telcos well enough, they just may see some market demand.
Do tell us what you think about LG’s new device, does it compete well at its price-range? Would you buy it? Do you like the direction LG’s design team is heading towards (with more metal and less polycarbonate)?