LG has already released their flagship smartphone for this year, the LG G4. This handset was announced back in April, and is available more or less everywhere at this point. That being said, we’ve seen quite a few leaks regarding LG’s upcoming handsets this year, including the LG G4 Pro, and the mysterious V10 smartphone. That being said, the latest LG-related leak popped up quite recently when LG H740 surfaced on GFXBench. By the looks of it, this will be a mid-range smartphone with a solid spec sheet.
That being said, LG has already scheduled an event for October 1st in New York, and it is possible that LG plans to announce yet another high-end offering at said event. To make things even more interesting, LG Korea has released an official teaser via the company’s official Twitter account. The teaser image actually shows us the upper back portion of the device that will be announced at the event, but interestingly enough, the date LG mentions is September 21st. Is it possible LG intends to announce the new device in Korea first, and then make a separate announcement on October 1st in New York? Well, it’s possible, but we can’t confirm that at the moment. Either way, the device LG is teasing seems to be made out of metal, and it’s somewhat different than what we’ve seen by LG thus far. The phone still sports a rear-facing physical button setup, but this time around all the buttons, camera and LED flash protrude quite a bit. There’s also a cutout next to the camera sensor, which might be the rear-facing speaker, or just perhaps just a cutout where you can put your fingernail in order to take the back cover off.
Either way, this teaser is quite interesting. Now, the question remains, which device is this. It is possible that this is the LG G4 Pro, but the V10 is also a possibility. Keep in mind that the LG V10 has already been certified by TENAA; and if the image shared by TENAA is accurate, then this is definitely not the same device because they’re not that similar at all. Stay tuned for additional info, LG will announce this handset really soon, but we have a feeling more info will leak before that happens.
UPDATE: According to new info, this handset will be called ‘LG Class’, and it is possible we’re looking at the aforementioned LG-H740 smartphone here. It seems a bit odd that LG plans to hold a press conference in order to unveil a mid-range handset though, so take this info with a grain of salt, as it usually goes with rumors.