LG G3 Stylus: another G3 variant with, yes, a stylus

LG has taken inspiration from the Samsung Galaxy Note range in this upcoming smartphone

Not long after the launch of the G3 Beat, LG has announced another variant of its G3 flagship phone: the LG G3 Stylus.

Given its name, you won’t be surprised to learn that it comes with a stylus – LG’s own Rubberdium pen – and like the Samsung Galaxy Note range it’s been designed with pen use in mind. A suite of apps called QuickMemo+, for example, allows you to make and share handwritten notes and sketches.

Big screen but reduced specs

The phone offers a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a 5.5in 960 x 540 IPS LCD screen, 8GB of expandable storage, a 1.3MP front-facing camera and a 13MP main camera, a 3,000mAh removable battery and Android 4.4.2. So it’s not in the same high-end league as the regular G3 at all – in fact it doesn’t even support 4G LTE networks.

That said, there are a number of features retained from the flagship, including the ability to unlock the phone via a special series of knocks on the screen, dual-window multitasking and the ability to focus and take a photo simply by touching any point on the screen.

The LG G3 Stylus will be on show at IFA next week, and available in a host of countries around the world from September. At present, LG has not confirmed a European release at all – so don’t be too surprised if this pen-equipped handset never arrives in the UK.

[Source: LG Newsroom]

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