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Meet LG’s unassuming Galaxy Note 4 rival

LG G3 Stylus Specs, Release Date and Price

LG on Tuesday finally unveiled the already leaked G3 Stylus, Android handset supposed to compete directly against the Galaxy Note 4, but only because it has a note-taking-friendly stylus rather than Galaxy Note 4-worthy hardware.

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The G3 Stylus isn’t even bigger than the original G3 flagship, but it’s certainly a lot more uninteresting when it comes to specs.

The smartphone has a 5.5-inch qHD display (that’s 960 x 540, far from the G3’s 2K QHD gorgeous display), 1.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, microSD support, 13-megapixel camera, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, 3,000mAh battery and Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

Pricing details for the G3 Stylus aren’t available at this time, but it’s likely the handset will be significantly more affordable than the G3 or that other handset that will launch soon with a stylus in tow. The company teases the phone’s “exceptional price” in the press release, but that’s all LG is ready to share for the time being.

The G3 Stylus will launch in September in Brazil, and then head to other markets in Asia, Middle East, Africa and CIS.

The full press release follows below.


Latest G3 Variant Offers Large Display and Stylus-enabled User Experience at Exceptional Price

SEOUL, Aug. 26, 2014 — Following the recently introduced G3 Beat and G Vista, LG Electronics (LG) today announced another new device with DNA borrowed from the acclaimed LG G3. The LG G3 Stylus is a pen-enabled smartphone that offers a large display and many of the premium user experience (UX) features of the G3 all in a fairly-priced package.

The G3 Stylus comes equipped with an expansive 5.5-inch qHD display and boasts the same Floating Arc tapered edges, thin bezels and metallic skin design first introduced in the LG G3. The proprietary RubberdiumTM stylus pen feels comfortable in any hand and is perfect for effortless jotting, doodling and sketching with precision. Pre-loaded programs and apps for both productivity and entertainment also lets users seamlessly switch between work and play.

In a category all its own, the LG G3 Stylus offers users many of the smart, simple yet premium features of the LG G3 at a fair price without compromising quality. The device is equipped with LG’s proven 13MP camera that carries over many of the UX features from the G3, such as Touch & Shoot, Gesture Shot, and Front Camera Light. With its large capacity 3,000mAh removable battery, LG G3 Stylus owners can be confident of an extended multimedia experience.

Key features that make users enjoy more the G3 Stylus include:
■ QuickMemo+ combines Quickmemo, Memo and Notebook apps for simple content capture and sharing.
■ Dual Window divides the expansive screen into two separate windows for easy and effective multitasking.
■ Smart Keyboard intuitively adjusts to users’ typing patterns for faster input with fewer mistakes, reducing errors by up to 75 percent.
■ Touch & Shoot lets users simply touch anywhere on the display to focus and shoot, reducing a two-step process to just one.
■ Gesture Shot allows users to take easy selfies by simply opening and closing one’s hand in front of the lens to start a three-second countdown before the shutter is triggered.
■ Knock CodeTM unlocks the device in one easy step with a personalized “knock” pattern for both convenience and security.

“With its exceptional hardware and exceptional price that can’t be beat, the LG G3 Stylus is in a category all by itself,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The LG G3 Stylus is the perfect tool for consumers who don’t want to be bogged down carrying a laptop, tablet and smartphone. It gets things done and lets you have fun while doing without having to compromise on quality, style or user experience.”

LG will roll out the G3 Stylus in 3G markets starting in Brazil in September followed by countries in Asia, Middle East and Africa and CIS. Prices and details of availability will be announced locally at the time of launch. Visitors to IFA are encouraged to come see the LG G3 Stylus for themselves at LG’s booth in Hall 11.2 of Messe Berlin.

Key Specifications:
■ Chipset: 1.3 GHz Quad-Core
■ Display: 5.5-inch qHD IPS (960 x 540)
■ Memory: 8 GB / 1 GB RAM/ MicroSD slot
■ Camera: Rear 13MP/ Front 1.3MP
■ Battery: 3,000mAh (removable)
■ Operating System: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
■ Size: 149.3 x 75.9 x 10.2mm
■ Weight: 163g
■ Network: 3G
■ Colors: Black / White/ Gold
■ Other: Stylus Pen

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.