Yesterday, LG Electronic's Facebook page shared an image teaser of a new device, supposedly called LG Class
. We can confirm that the device is aimed at the Korean market only, though previously there was some ambiguity as to its build — whether it's made out of plastic with a metallic finish or actual, real metal. A new duo of hands-on images with a dummy of the device, however, suggest that it is, indeed, metal, and that the naming is correct.
The LG Class' suspected model number was LG-H740, which, if true, is an important bit of intel, as that exact device was captured by GFXBench's test suite a while ago, revealing a mid-range phablet. A new product image
, however, disagrees as to the size of the display (5 inches instead of 5.7 inches), so these could be completely off. In any case, the specs of the H740 go like this:
Platform: Android 5.1.1 LollipopScreen: 5.7-inch with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixelsSoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 @ 1.5GHz RAM: 2GBCameras: 12-megapixel main camera, 5-megapixel front camInternal storage: 8GB
What's more interesting, however, is the blockier design LG is going for with the Class, which is definitely something we haven't seen from the company in recent history. We have it on good authority that LG will be testing the waters with this new design approach, and observe how consumers react. While we have no way of knowing this, we could speculate that the Seoul-based maker is looking for a new direction for its entire lineup.
The LG Class will be unveiled on September 21st, likely alongside carrier availability and pricing in Korea.