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LG Class official with metal design and affordable price

by Jacob Kleinman | September 21, 2015September 21, 2015 10:00 am PDT

LG‘s resisted offering a flagship metal phone for years, so it’s a bit of a surprise that the company just announced a new device made from the high-end material. Even more surprising is the price, which comes it at roughly $340.

The LG Class features a pretty sleek metal design in gold, silver or blue/black, though it’s definitely a bit bulkier than competing devices like the Galaxy S6 or iPhone 6s. LG also plans to offer a white version of the device in the future.

If you’re wondering how LG got the price so low, the answer can be found in the new phone’s hardware. The Class packs a 5-inch 720p display, a Snapdragon 410 processor, a 2050mAh battery, a 13-megapixel rear camera, an 8-megapixel front-facing shooter, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. It runs Android 5.1 Lollipop along with some of LG’s own software.

That puts the LG Class in mid-range territory (maybe even entry-level to be honest). Still, if you’re looking for a cheaper smartphone that still packs a metal frame this might be the one. It costs just 399,300 Korean Won ($340) in Korea.

LG hasn’t said whether it plans to launch the new phone outside of its own home country, but hopefully it’s not too long before the Class or something like it arrives in the U.S. and around the world.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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