LG Class officially announced: a relatively affordable metal-made smartphone

LG Class officially announced: a relatively affordable metal-made smartphone
LG today announced a new Android smartphone called LG Class. The device is not a phablet, as initially rumored, but a 5-inch handset with rather unimpressive specs.

According to LG, the Class has a "slim metal" construction, being a "premium" phone for users on a budget. The 5-inch screen of the new handset offers a 720 x 1280 pixels resolution, and is covered by glass that's slightly curved at the edges.

Running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, the LG Class is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, and features: LTE connectivity, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, a 1W speaker, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of expandable storage space. There's a 13 MP camera on the back, while on the front the new smartphone has the same 8 MP selfie camera that can be found on the LG G4. The LG Class measures 142 x 71.8 x 7.4 mm, weighs 147 grams, and includes a 2050 mAh battery (apparently non-removable).

Announced in South Korea, the LG Class will be available this month via all Korean mobile carriers (SKT, KT, and LG U+), costing around $339 unlocked. At the moment, it's not clear if LG is planning to release the Class (or a similar handset) in other markets.


source: LG (translated)

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39 Comments

1. iusshpandeh

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

Better than iPhone 6s in every single way except processor and price!

2. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

The Resolution And PPI Are Lower Than The 6s. This Phone Is Shit And In No Way Better Than The 6s Except In Price.

7. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Also That Price Is Ridiculous For Those Specs Anyway. Moto G 2015 Same Specs (Bigger Battery And Waterproofing) $219 LOL.

13. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Or buy Nexus 5 or G2 if you want LG, both absolutely rape this thing while also being cheaper.

16. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Yes That is True.

32. fonelover123

Posts: 153; Member since: May 04, 2015

lg class does have a way better cameras. and better design.more premium. this is phone is better than iphone6s. lg 's rear keys are fantastic.

23. fonelover123

Posts: 153; Member since: May 04, 2015

for me this is better than iphone6s. the design of iphone6s is very cheap. this phone is very good looking and nice in hand. the specs is good and lg ui is very customizable.... this phone will have a better battery life and better camera than iphone6s

33. fonelover123

Posts: 153; Member since: May 04, 2015

iphone6s can't expand to 2TB, but this phone can expand to 2TB.

5. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Why you had to compare it with iPhone? Instead of Moto G, Zen Fone 2, Xiaomi Redmi/4C etc.

24. fonelover123

Posts: 153; Member since: May 04, 2015

zenfone 2 is only good on paper. but the phone itself is not good. very think and bulky. the camera is poor and the asus ui is really cheap.

19. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

Haha, you fool.

3. carlemillward unregistered

$339??? You can buy a Moto G 3rd gen and a case and still have money left! Heck, you can add a extra $10 and get a Nexus 6.

4. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

I was saying yay for LG until I saw $339... LG, you-tri-ppin'.

6. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

lol , a 100$ phone with a 240$ metal back, good think beer cans are not sold like that.

8. AZNHA unregistered

dat price with SD410 ?! hail Moto G 2015 .. you're the king of Snapdragon 410

25. fonelover123

Posts: 153; Member since: May 04, 2015

this phone has its own target market. those who love lg ui and camera will buy this and you don't need to care . if you want moto g go for it. but still LG is better in everything than motorola/lenovo

27. croshio

Posts: 26; Member since: May 26, 2014

and hey this isn't 11mm thick and its metal :P but hey guys how does this camera compare to the one on the moto g 2015?

30. fonelover123

Posts: 153; Member since: May 04, 2015

exactly and this phone is good and very unique love im sure the battery life and camera on this phone is better than on the moto g 2015 . that 8mp selfie cam is really nice.

9. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Are we gonna see another G2 (like phone) form LG ? That is the question....

29. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Nope :/

34. Mister-Z-

Posts: 175; Member since: Sep 07, 2015

Yes....

10. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Just like Samsung releasing Alpha series for testing it's metal phone. LG now releases theirs before going full metal on flagship phones :D

11. carlemillward unregistered

If it looks like that, it won't be worth the non-removable battery.

12. MCrapp

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 07, 2013

But Alpha looks Goooood,LG...........

15. croshio

Posts: 26; Member since: May 26, 2014

wasn't the alpha a bit more expensive than 340$? i think it has think bezels because of the price and isn't it even more compact compared with moto g 2015?

26. fonelover123

Posts: 153; Member since: May 04, 2015

and this phone is also good looking one. maybe not for you ,but for some like me i want this phone.

14. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

My Honor 7 is LOL !!!

17. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

This = $339 Moto X Pure/Style = $399 No comparison necessary. for $60 more you're getting a completely different experience.

18. Subie

Posts: 2394; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Seems overpriced for what they're offering here. I guess they're hoping the "slim metal" construction will be the big selling feature.

38. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Yes they are. For people who don't want bulky and plastic phone..

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