News by Luke Jones on Monday September 21, 2015.
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We have heard plenty about the LG Class over the last couple of weeks, suggesting the mid-range handset was close to launching. Now the South Korean company has officially unveiled the new smartphone, however some of the specs are not what was previously reported.The design is the classy looking metal candy bar that previously leaked, but under the hood things are decidedly entry level, while the price is... not. The LG Class sports a 5-inch screen with a 720p resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 412, 2GB of RAM, LTE connectivity, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, 16GB of internal storage, a micro SD card slot, 2050 mAh battery, 13 megapixel rear camera, and an 8 megapixel front facing lens. Aside from the solid camera package, the LG Class is pretty much an entry level smartphone in terms of hardware, but it costs a whopping $339 in South Korea. So, you really are paying for the metal design, which is something unique from LG of course as not even the company's flagship G4 sports a metal body. However, with stellar budget devices such as the ASUS ZenFone 2 and the 2015 Motorola Moto G costing $100 or more less it is hard to really see how the LG Class will find a significant audience. Perhaps that is why LG is likely only launching the device in South Korea.
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