LG G3 stylus

LG is preparing a stylus-equipped version of the G3 that may soon go up against the Note 4.

While the G3 and its predecessors have helped LG secure a strong position in the market – to the tune of an estimated 60 million units in 2014, there’s a niche where LG has failed to make a meaningful impact – productivity-focused phablets. With the G Pro series, LG has tried and largely failed to threaten Samsung’s Note series, and one big reason was the lack of a stylus.

Now LG appears to be working on a stylus-equipped G3 variant, as shown in an official promo video that the company put up for G3 Beat launch.

At the end of the spot, LG showcases the entire G3 finally, including the G3, the G3 Beat, and the previously unknown LG G3 Stylus. The device features a large stylus that fits into a slot on the left-hand rear side of the device, and, while it’s hard to tell from the image, appears to be larger than the 5.5-inch G3. The G Pro 2, for reference, features a 5.9-inch display.

That’s all the info we can glean from the video; we’ve reached out to LG about the G3 Stylus, but we don’t expect the company to comment on an announced device.

The G3 Stylus could be right around the corner – LG surely wants to steal some of the thunder of the Note 4, which is expected to launch at IFA on September 3, so the G3 Stylus will likely land before the end of August.

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.
  • Luka Mlinar

    Such a shame that LG G3 S is so underpowered.

    • Lilith_Black

      S?(Is there such a model?)
      If you mean Stylus: Dude, they haven’t started releasing details yet….How did you manage to make such a conclusion?
      Also, how is it that LG phones are underpowered? LG, like Samsung have feature packed UI, overpowered would be a more suitable word. (I’m thinking of ditching Samsung after having to root and de-bloat every Samsung phone my family buys in order for it to be usable they put in too much stuff that are useless to me)

      • Luka Mlinar

        That’s the beat or at least how it’s named over at GSMarena.com


        • Rahul R

          you are wrong … the lg beat as u say is in the middle that is lg g3 mini as u can see the specs comparable with htc or sammy minis— stylus equipped one is at the right hand end for which no specs have been released… hw could u say it is underpowered if specs are not released….

          • Luka Mlinar

            Dude i just posted the specs. And yes i know it’s in the middle as that is the phone i was talking about. Go on the pages (link i posted), says: LG G3 S, Also known as LG G3 Beat

          • gggg

            LG G3 Beat you are saying is not the same as LG G3 Stylus, so when you post the spec it just make us even more confusing.

            LG G3 Stylus should be on the same line as LG G3 Pro.

          • Luka Mlinar

            Where the fuck did i say Stylus? I said “S” as in the letter. How hard is it to open the link? I wasn’t even talking about the Stylus.

          • gggy

            OK then please stop as it is because you refer to something quite unrelated to the article.

  • Still won’t top the Note, this LG stylus will not have the same tech as the Note stylus.

    • gggg

      What is the tech that you are talking about?

      • Lilith_Black

        She mean the S-Pen functions
        @Intellectua1:disqus: don’t jump to the conclusion yet — LG is a Korean Company which has quite a similar UI approach. They may just have the functions we want and like abt Note 3

        • gggg

          I agree. Look at Asus Fonepad Note 6, it has S-Pen like stylus (reviews even said better sensor than Samsung S-Pen but still lack Note like app feature) so if LG can do it that it would make you say LG and Samsung on the same tech now, am I right?

        • gggg

          Oh, and there is also a point to look out in LG VU3, it has rubber head stylus which is far inferior than Wacom like stylus that Samsung and Asus have.

          and also there will be LG VU4 too which this article be both LG G Pro 3 or LG VU 4

      • Chris


      • Chris

        The LG g3 screen sucks in direct sunlight and the phone lags on a snapdragon 801. Thanks, but no thanks. LG needs to step up it up and make better smartphones. Oh and all those people complaining on the screen quality. Note 4= g3 KILLER!

        • gggg

          I don’t know if you have owned G3 or not but my G2 when you increase brightness can be use in sunlight same with all IPS screen phones.

  • vince1228

    I really like the LG UI especially over touchwiz. I just recently jumped from the note 3 to the LG G3. I like it a whole lot better(even tho i gave up .2 in of screen

    • Stallione

      Then the news might disappoint u, There is a whole new UI coming on Samsung’s Kitkat 4.4.4. I have to agree Im also bored since ICS to JB to Kitkat the UI hasnt changed much at all. But check the interface of Galaxy Alpha. Damn I love that notification panel n everything! Its just a matter of time Note 3 to get it, or afterall…. the Android L itself!

  • Tjaldid

    Just include the Stylus with all 3 models next time

  • Ivan Budiutama

    Stylus and “photoshop” level of software (ok, app in modern language), is a droll. Although it might work better on tablet

    • gggg

      Yes, more tablets that have Wacom Stylus !!!

  • g3

    Just to annoy my decision (lg g3) lol
    well cross ur long fingers, maybe water resistance ?
    either way….bye bye stingy Samsung! s3-was top phone same with s4!
    but, s5 is disrespect! I’m not a loyal iSheep! and samsung isnt apple!
    LG I’m all yours this upgrade :)

  • The-Sailor-Man

    So , this hot-dog pen is the answer to Note??????
    You Bogdan don’t even know what Note is?????

    • Cole Raney

      Did you read the article? It is a different device than the G3. It isn’t just a stylus for the G3. It could have a wacomb screen and some special software.

  • Mewtwo

    How that a leak? That’s foreshadowing, a leak would be a picture from LG’s factory or headquarters showing the stylus.

  • wat

    5.9-6 inch and 1080p with Wacom screen and it wins