Last week, LG launched a metal-clad smartphone called the “Class” in its home country South Korea. However, there was no information available to ascertain the availability outside Korea. But now, a new report said that the LG Class is headed to AT&T.
According to the credible tipster @EvLeaks, AT&T is gearing up to release the LG Class in the U.S. However, the exact release date is unknown at this point. Phone Arena reported that the South Korean tech giant is reportedly marketing the new LG phone as a "premium" device for buyers on a budget. This is precisely because the handset looks like a flagship device from the outside, complete with metallic finish.
Even though, HTC and Samsung has been churning out metallic devices, either in the form of a whole chassis or a frame running through the sides of the device, LG has been sticking to the tried and tested formula of plastic/polycarbonate exterior. However, this trend has been changed in the new handset.
As far as the LG Class specifications go, LG Korea said that the handset comes with a 5.0-inch display, aided by 720 x 1280 pixels screen resolution. Under the hood, it comes powered by a modest quad-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 410) processor and backed by 2 GB of RAM. The Android 5.1 Lollipop OS governs the software side of things.
Apart from the standard connectivity options, the LG Class apparently supports LTE. The device comes equipped with 16 GB of internal storage space and microSD card slot for further expansion of up to a whopping 2 TB.
When it comes to camera specification, the smartphone sports a 13-megapixel rear-facing sensor, in addition to a generous 8-megapixel front-facing snapper for selfies and video chats. Other key LG Class features include 1 W speaker, FM Radio, 7.4 mm thickness and a modest 2,050 mAh battery unit to keep the lights on.
Meanwhile, the LG Class price has been reported to be about $333-equivalent (i.e. 399,300 won) in South Korea. However, Phone Arena said that the smartphone cost is quite high in Korea and hence, the device could be relatively cheaper when offered by AT&T.
Here is the tweet pointing to the carrier of the upcoming LG Class.
LG Class is coming to AT&T
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) September 28, 2015