LG Electronics posted a teaser image on its Korean Facebook page yesterday for a smartphone that” unveiled at an event scheduled for September 21. It is speculated that this phone will be dubbed as ‘LG Class’ and will be a Korea-only model.
A few images have also been posted which shows a metal-clad device sporting the usual back button setup from the company, which makes sense that its named LG Class considering its sleek metal design.
Notably, the company also posted the teaser on their official Korean Twitter handle, implying that the smartphone will indeed be launched only in Korea.
A GFXBench listing revealed that the handset will sport mid-range specifications, which includes a 5.7-inch 1080p display. The smartphone will be powered by 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset, Adreno 405 GPU bundled with 2GB of RAM.
While optics on the smartphone includes a 13MP primary camera with a dual-LED and dual tone flash, along with a 5MP selfie camera. The listing also says that the smartphone will come with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box, layered with LG’s custom UI atop.
The device is not exactly flagship device, though should keep LG in the game in the mid-range market against devices such as the Moto X Pure Edition, HTC Desire 626 and the OnePlus 2. LG currently is at the second spot in South Korea’s smartphone market behind Samsung, and has seen a constant decline in its smartphone business given the increased competition which has forced the company to slash the prices of its high-end devices.
It is worth pointing out that LG has also started sending out invites to an event scheduled on October 1 in New York, where we might see the unveiling of some high-end devices. It could either be the LG G4 Pro or the rumored V10 smartphone.