It seems like more and more manufacturers are releasing mid-range devices with a premium construction. Enter the LG Class, a lower mid-range Android device with a metal chassis. If you fancy looks over performance, this may be the device for you.
If the design of the LG Class isn’t enough to pique your interest, neither will its specifications. It comes equipped with a 5-inch 1280 x 720 resolution display (protected by a curved glass), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 1.2GHz quad-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot which will supposedly support cards up to 2TB with a software update next month, and a smaller than expected 2,050mAh battery.
Rounding out the hardware of the LG Class are a 13MP rear camera, an 8MP front-facing shooter (the very same sensor the LG G4 uses), LTE connectivity, NFC support, and Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box.
In retrospect, the LG Class is largely similar to Samsung’s Galaxy A lineup of devices. Just like the Class, they come with mid-range hardware packed into a premium body. Perhaps the Class is the first of many more LG devices with the same concept in mind.
The LG Class is only available in South Korea at the time of writing. If it does come to Malaysia, don’t expect it to come cheap; the Class retails for 399,300 South Korean won, which is about RM1,450.