Recently, a benchmark result showing technical specifications of an unknown LG phone-tablet hybrid was uploaded by an anonymous user to the GFX Bench database. The speculations regarding an upcoming LG phablet, which was only known by its product number, H740, were cleared as LG teases the hybrid's release in South Korea.
Thanks to the images circulating on social networking sites, the LG H740 has been revealed to be the LG Class, a midrange offering from the Korean electronics manufacturer.
Based on the uploaded benchmark, the 5.7-inch device will run natively on a 1920 by 1080 resolution that will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor clocked a 1.5 GHz, along with 2 GB of RAM. The specs reflected an 8 GB storage capacity, which is likely the on-board storage. Whether an expansion slot will be provided for additional storage is still in question. However, going by LG's recent releases and the meager storage size, a microSD expansion should be included along with a replaceable battery pack.
The LG Class will also come fitted with a 12 MP rear camera capable of taking 4160 by 3120 stills and recording 1080p video, as well as a 4.7 MP front-facing one. It will be shipped with the latest Android version, 5.1.1 Lollipop.
With the disclosed specs, the LG Class is highly comparable to the LG G4S/LG G4 Beat, which has the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, 1.5 GB of RAM and the same camera specs (at least for Latin America). The battery can also be safely gauged at the 3000-3500 mAh range. However, the LG class is bound to be heavier than the G4S, which weighed in at 139 grams.
Comparing the two products, LG's new offering should be priced higher than the G4S, which was introduced at $300.
According to the teasers, the LG Class will hit the market on Sept. 21. It should also be noted that LG has an upcoming event on Oct. 1, during which the company is expected to unveil its new flagship mobile device.