LG G3 stylus

Yesterday, the tech blogosphere lit up with news of a previously unknown stylus-equipped G3 variant, that, we all hoped, would challenge the Note 4 come September. However, the G3 Stylus could be just a “budget device,” if we believe one report from Korea Times.

Citing an “industry source,” the Korean outlet reports that the LG G3 Stylus will be out by the end of the third-quarter (ending in September) and that it will feature a screen of about 5.5-inch, just like the vanilla G3. Take this detail with some salt – the promo video from yesterday shows the G3 Stylus to be slightly larger than the G3, though we can’t really tell if that’s truly the case.

The G3 Stylus will feature pared-down specifications, with the battery life and screen resolution singled out as different compared to the G3: “Overall specifications will be slightly downgraded compared with the G3, with a different battery size and screen resolution,” said the source.

The G3 Stylus, concludes the Korea Times, will be a “budget device.”

But perhaps we shouldn’t hurry to dismiss the G3 Stylus as “budget” just yet – 1080p is still perfectly suitable for a current high-tier phone and the smaller battery could be necessary in order to make room for the stylus.

There’s a good chance LG will use the IFA limelight for the G3 Stylus’ public debut. The Note 4 will launch at the same event on September 3.

Bogdan Petrovan
Bogdan is the European Managing Editor of Android Authority. He loves tech, travel, and fantasy. He wishes he had more time for two of those things. Bogdan's phone is a Nexus 6P.
  • Sarper

    It should at least have 2.3 Ghz Snapdragon 800 (The same with G2) and 1080p screen. I think screen should be 5.5 or 5.7 inches without these specs it can’t compete with Galaxy Note 3.

  • socialismstinks

    high-tear? makes you want to cry…..

  • Sal

    Well there goes the chance the compete with the Note 4.

    • Richard Gao

      I think they’ll leave that to the LG G Pro 3.

      • Jayfeather787

        I hope so.

      • Guest

        don’t they get that the “pro” stuff doesn’t work?

      • Woe of [S]unjΔy

        That comes out next year..

        • Richard Gao

          I never said this year, I mean it’s more than 2/3 over

  • gggg

    It maybe a continuation line from LG G Pro lite.

  • dkbnyc

    Compete with a Note device? I highly doubt any phone could come close anytime soon.

  • averymlewis

    I’d Rather have a G Flex 2 with a Stylus ;)

    • John

      How? The stylus would have to be curved

      • Ben Enos

        Not necessarily, the stylus could be made of a slightly flexible materials the middle, with all the hardware buried in the tip or at the end.

  • MasterMuffin

    I don’t believe in this. Sure a cheaper Note 4 alternative sounds like a great plan, but nah

  • wezi427

    Why downgrade it?

  • Anothermuse

    The G3 gotten so much good press, the downgrade would seem like a mistake.

  • Ben Enos

    Shouldn’t it say “high-tier” instead of “high-tear”?

  • A downgraded battery? That’s a shame considering the G3’s battery is awfully mediocre.