As manufacturers look for ways to set their devices apart from others, a popular method has been to use design. LG is using that approach with its latest mid-range phone, the LG Class, which is LG’s first phone to be fully suited in metal. The device is designed as a mid-range device and even though it’s using a new build material for LG, its design clearly hasn’t been as well thought out as it would be for a flagship.
The design is rather industrial and chunky, with a lot of squares and lumps that simply don’t look good. It looks like LG took a mid-range phone from a couple of years ago and coated it in metal, which is not a good combo. Interestingly enough, LG has used the button setup from the G4 to put the power and volume buttons on the back of the phone below the camera.
As for specs, the LG Class brings in a 5-inch 720p display with curved edges, a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage plus microSD card slot, 13-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel front-facing camera, 2050mAh battery, 4G LTE and Android 5.1 Lollipop.
The LG Class is heading to South Korea today in three color options of Gold, Silver and Blue Black. It’ll be available for 399,300 Korean Won, or about $340 USD. LG hasn’t disclosed any plans to bring it out of South Korea.