In the mobile industry, as everywhere else, competition never sleeps. If you want to stay in the game, then you better keep your eyes open – this might be good advice for Samsung. The Galaxy Note 4 isn’t even official yet and other manufacturers are already gearing up to enter the fun. It looks that the first one on the front line will be Huawei with its upcoming Ascend Mate 3 and LG with its mysterious 5.5-inch G3 Stylus which appears to be capable of challenging Samsung’s new phablet.
LG G3 Stylus with pen support takes on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4
The LG G3 Stylus was spotted in a promo video for the LG G3 Beat (also known under the name LG G3 S) which is a mini version of the flagship G3 aimed at Chinese market. In the video, the G3 and G3 Beat are accompanied by a G3 Stylus – a mysterious devices we haven’t heard of before which is an incredibly rare occurrence these days. Before you start questioning legibility of the video, you should know that it was released by LG itself, so unless the company is playing tricks on us or someone hacked their account and is having a little too much fun, there is no reason to doubt that the G3 Stylus is a real deal.
The device seems to be roughly the same size as the G3 which would mean that the screen is of a 5.5-inch variety – the same as rumored diagonal of the Galaxy Note 4. Even if there wasn’t a video available, the phone’s name would give away one of its key features, namely support for stylus, which is yet another resemblance to the Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 phablet. Beyond that, not much is known about the G3 Stylus, so we are not sure whether there will be other similarities. Compared to the G3, the Stylus variant is said to be “slightly downgraded”, but the expression is so vague that it could mean really anything.
Allegedly, the G3 Stylus will be announced by the end of this quarter which is no later than the last days of September. The Note 4, on the other hand, is believed to go official on September 3rd. It will be interesting to watch these two devices compete. The result will obviously depend not only on specification but also pricing and availability, of which noting is known at the moment.
source: Korea Times