public final native Class<?> getClass ()

Returns the runtime class of this Object. The returned Class object is the object that is locked by static synchronized methods of the represented class.

The actual result type is Class<? extends |X|> where |X| is the erasure of the static type of the expression on which getClass is called. For example, no cast is required in this code fragment:

Number n = 0;
Class<? extends Number> c = n.getClass();

Returns:  The Class object that represents the runtime class of this object.

@jls 15.8.2 Class Literals