Although LG has its hands full with preparing to the next week IFA in Berlin, it doesn’t stop them from teasing us with their new gadgets before the great event. Yesterday, the company officially took the wraps off their new handset, the LG G3 Stylus. The phone appears to be a downgraded version of the LG G3 flagship, which locates it in mid-range devices sector along with other LG’s affordable smartphones like for instance: the LG L Fino and L Bello.
LG G3 Stylus with special Rubberidium stylus pen
A week ago the first leaks on the LG G3 Stylus accidentally popped on the net, revealing a phone strongly resembling the LG G3 in terms of size and design, but additionally equipped with a special Rubberidium stylus pen for easy and convenient input, which comes with a great number of entertainment apps. The stylus can be easily hidden in silo inside the phone, which is a very convenient solution allowing us to have the stylus always with us.
Another noticeable improvement is represented by the innovative Smart Keyboard, which according to the company is able to reduce the input error by up to even 75%, thanks to the keyboard’s smart analyzing and adopting to the user’s habits. Additionally, the phone houses dual window feature that enables multitasking in two separate windows. The Gesture Shot hand detection for selfies and Knock Code enabling the user quick access to the device will be also present under the G3 Stylus’s hood.
LG calls the new phone a pen-enabled version of the LG G3 housing the whole variety of its premium user experience features, but simultaneously labeled with a lower price tag. Knowing that nothing comes for free, let’s take a close-up at the cuts that allowed the manufacturer to sell the phone at more affordable price.
The first big budget cut is visible in the 5.5-inch LG G3 Stylus’s display resolution, which has been downgraded to only 960x540p, in comparison the original LG G3’s screen features 2560x1440p. So, sadly, the change in viewing images will be noticeable.
Going further into disparities, the LG G3 Stylus runs a quad-core 1.3 GHz processor combined with only 1GB RAM, whereas the LG G3 houses a processor clocked at 2.5 GHz that is paired with 3GB RAM. The front-facing camera has also been significantly downgraded form the G3 full decent 2.1-megapixel to poor 1.3-megapixel one. The main rear camera in both models is the same 13-megapixel shooter. The phone is said to run Android 4.4.2 KitKat, sport 8 GB of built-in storage and be powered by 3,000 mAh battery. Moreover, the new pen-enabled smartphone will support only 3G connectivity, in comparison the original 3G features 4G LTE.
Apart of that, the LG G3 Stylus measures 149.3 x 75.9 x 10.2 mm and weights something around 163 grams, so the upcoming handset will be more than one millimeter thicker than its prototype.
LG G3 Stylus is scheduled to debut on the Brazilian market in September, then it will spread to other markets such as Asia, the Middle East, Africa and CIS. Thought we know that this allegedly budget friendly device will be launched in gold, black and white color schemes, we still have no word on it price tag. Assuming that the LG G3 Stylus appearance at IFA is more than sure, we except the company to reveal some more specific pricing and launching date details. Do you think it was wise of LG to cut down the cost of manufacturing through downgrading the G3 Stylus specs in order to deliver the budget-friendly version of their popular flagship? Does the phone have any chances to attract the customers’ attention?