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(Update: pictures leaked) LG teases 'something new', possibly for the mid-tier
Update: Following LG’s official teaser, a couple of leaked hands-ons pictures have been posted to Weibo.
The back of the smartphone matches up exactly with yesterday’s teaser, but the body appears to be built from of plastic rather than metal. The front of the smartphone also shows off some rather large bezels at the top and bottom, which might make the phone rather long, given the rumored 5.7-inch display size.
Not only do the pictures give us a look at the front and back of the upcoming smartphone, but they also confirm the rumored LG Class name. The handset is scheduled to launch on September 21st.
LG has been teasing “something new” on its Facebook page today, a mysterious upcoming smartphone that is scheduled for an announcement on September 21st.
The uploaded shot gives us a nice look at the back of the smartphone, where we can spot the familiar LG volume rocker just below the camera sensor, an LED flash and a speaker grill. The body of the smartphone appears to be made of metal, but we know looks can be deceiving.
We don’t know anything else about this new LG smartphone, but prolific leakster Steve Hammerstoffer believes that this could be a large smartphone called the LG Class, also known as model LG-H740.
The LG Class is rumored to be a mid-range “phablet”, offering up a large 5.7-inch display with a Full HD (1920×1080) resolution. The handset will apparently be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, accompanied by 2GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. There’s no mention of a microSD card slot, but I would imagine there’s one to help beef up the small internal memory. There is also said to be a 12 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel front facing snapper, which is all quite typical of today’s mid-tier Android devices.
Fortunately, the announcement date isn’t far away. What do you think about the rumored LG Class?