LG outs specs for the LG G3 Stylus ahead of IFA

by: Jonathan FeistAugust 26, 2014

LG G3 Stylus

LG has a major presence in the works for this year’s IFA conference in Berlin, which kicks off next week. This is not stopping them from announcing and teasing all of their new devices ahead of the big show. Tonight we are treated to the specs list of the LG G3 Stylus.

The G3 Stylus was accidentally leaked a couple weeks back, revealing a device similar in design and size of the full LG G3 flagship phone, just with a dedicated stylus for input. Furthering this, we learn now that the G3 Stylus is what LG calls “a pen-enabled smartphone that offers a large display and many premium user experience (UX) features of the G3 all in a fairly-priced package.”

LG has made the G3 Stylus fairly-priced by taking the LG G3 and performing a few downgrades to get it into the budget/mid-range of devices. The equipped 5.5-inch IPS display is at 960×540 resolution instead of the 2560×1440 of the full G3. You’ll also find 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and a 13MP camera on top of a 3000mAh battery, all behind Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

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The LG G3 Stylus is headed for Brazil in September, after which it will roll out to Asia, the Middle East, Africa and CIS, equipped with just a 3G network radio.

Some of the key features of the G3 Stylus borrowed from the rest of LG’s device offerings include Dual Window, which divides the screen into two for multi-tasking and Smart Keyboard, which lets the user control the size of the keyboard. Also on deck will be LG’s Gesture Shot hand detection for selfies and Knock Code for quick device access.

We’ll be sure to bring you more details from IFA in September. After which, LG promises to provide G3 Stylus pricing and availability to the local markets at the time of launch.

LG decided to make some sacrifices to bring the price down, do you think they made the right choices on the LG G3 Stylus?

Show Press Release


Latest G3 Variant Offers Large Display and Stylus-enabled User Experience at Exceptional Price

SEOUL, Aug. 26, 2014 ― Following the recently introduced G3 Beat and G Vista, LG Electronics (LG) today announced another new device with DNA borrowed from the acclaimed LG G3. The LG G3 Stylus is a pen-enabled smartphone that offers a large display and many of the premium user experience (UX) features of the G3 all in a fairly-priced package.

The G3 Stylus comes equipped with an expansive 5.5-inch qHD display and boasts the same Floating Arc tapered edges, thin bezels and metallic skin design first introduced in the LG G3. The proprietary Rubberdium stylus pen feels comfortable in any hand and is perfect for effortless jotting, doodling and sketching with precision. Pre-loaded programs and apps for both productivity and entertainment also lets users seamlessly switch between work and play.

In a category all its own, the LG G3 Stylus offers users many of the smart, simple yet premium features of the LG G3 at a fair price without compromising quality. The device is equipped with LG’s proven 13MP camera that carries over many of the UX features from the G3, such as Touch & Shoot, Gesture Shot, and Front Camera Light. With its large capacity 3,000mAh removable battery, LG G3 Stylus owners can be confident of an extended multimedia experience.

Key features that make users enjoy more the G3 Stylus include:

  • QuickMemo+ combines Quickmemo, Memo and Notebook apps for simple content capture and sharing.
  • Dual Window divides the expansive screen into two separate windows for easy and effective multitasking.
  • Smart Keyboard intuitively adjusts to users’ typing patterns for faster input with fewer mistakes, reducing errors by up to 75 percent.
  • Touch & Shoot lets users simply touch anywhere on the display to focus and shoot, reducing a two-step process to just one.
  • Gesture Shot allows users to take easy selfies by simply opening and closing one’s hand in front of the lens to start a three-second countdown before the shutter is triggered.
  • Knock CodeTM unlocks the device in one easy step with a personalized “knock” pattern for both convenience and security.

“With its exceptional hardware and exceptional price that can’t be beat, the LG G3 Stylus is in a category all by itself,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The LG G3 Stylus is the perfect tool for consumers who don’t want to be bogged down carrying a laptop, tablet and smartphone. It gets things done and lets you have fun while doing without having to compromise on quality, style or user experience.”

LG will roll out the G3 Stylus in 3G markets starting in Brazil in September followed by countries in Asia, Middle East and Africa and CIS. Prices and details of availability will be announced locally at the time of launch. Visitors to IFA are encouraged to come see the LG G3 Stylus for themselves at LG’s booth in Hall 11.2 of Messe Berlin.

Key Specifications:

  • Chipset: 1.3 GHz Quad-Core
  • Display: 5.5-inch qHD IPS (960 x 540)
  • Memory: 8 GB / 1 GB RAM / MicroSD slot
  • Camera: Rear 13MP / Front 1.3MP
  • Battery: 3,000mAh (removable)
  • Operating System: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • Size: 149.3 x 75.9 x 10.2mm
  • Weight: 163g
  • Network: 3G
  • Colors: Black / White / Gold
  • Other: Stylus Pen

  • MasterMuffin

    Dual window on that resolution is going to be horrible. 720p should be minimum for that screen size

  • D’Ander McSullivan

    Dem downgrades tho.

  • Lilith_Black

    I was hoping for a device with stylus to rival Note. This is definitely not it: I don’t think 1GB RAM is gd tho (Remember how S3 got cut off frm update? )
    The resolution could be 720p at least too.

    • abqnm

      There will be a new Optimus G Pro soon enough and it wouldn’t surprise me at all if they included a stylus this year.

      This phone has a market. Mid-range devices with unique or higher end features have a lot of appeal in most of the markets these are targeted at.

  • jclgan

    And people are going to be getting this phone over the Note 4 because…? Even if you thought Touchwiz was the Devil’s work I can’t see that being the justification for such a huge downgrade in specs. A qHD screen? Really? About the only thing this device has in its favour is (likely) absurdly long battery life.

    • Divyansh Shrivastava

      QHD to qHD …. a small change in the grammar could make a huge difference lol xD

  • crutchcorn

    This is really sad… All I wanted was a slightly larger G3, with a stylus and the tech for it… Litterally that’s ALL you had to do LG. :'(

  • DroidGuy360

    still better than an iphone lol

    • Ashley

      fuckin troll

      • Hotbod Handsomeface

        Go away Ashley.

      • DroidGuy360

        Suck my balls

  • jaketyler27

    my nokia 5110 had better specs. it even had a removable stylus/antenna

  • Stallione

    This just looks like an HP PDA! I mean the phone is good, I admit (atleast the G3). But that stylus “seems to be” going to be “just another pointy thing” in addition to the finger. The thing with Samsung is their S-Pen (btw dont call it just a styles, Samsung hates when people call it a styles! :P) is so much integrated to both hardware and software. Idk about Note 4 (although obviously its gonna be an improvement-from history) Take the note 3 even. It detects when u pull the pen out, and alarms when u leave the pen n walk away. All the gestures, hovering, pop up menus, and line pressure/thickness, etc. Its all these small small features that makes it complete. With the styles, its a whole new experience than a pointy thing in excess to a finger. It has a power (happened to me+ known others) to grab a user to a level where he will never use a phone without a Smart styles as such again (if u use it up to its full potential) I use it to do manual rendering and advanced concept sketching for my studies.

    So LG might get its game up eventually, but I dont think its gonna be this time. Given specs (in practical use) seems similar to the 3 years old Note 1! (I know processor n all are newer, hence mentioned : in practical use) Note 3 itself is not popular only because its S-Pen, thats the thing. Someone who never uses the S-Pen will still love it as a gamer, office user, multimedia entertainer, day-to day blogger, and many more which is supported by all those high power hardware, RAM, GPU, CPU, Battery, Display, altogether “in a good balance”.

    This is just my personal idea but with some research.

  • Mike Sam

    What a bad resolution….

  • Jay

    That’s a shame. A 6″ G3 would’ve been sweet.

  • monkey god

    It has a lower resolution than an iphone 4, except on 5.5 inch screen. This means it will have a lower DPI than the Moto E, original Samsung Galaxy S, original Moto Droid, Nexus 7 (2012), and Nexus One. Seriously LG?

  • hsa1907

    Extremely stupid choice with the display. What are they thinking. 960 x 540 what is this
    Go home LG MOBILE you are drunk

  • Ashley

    200 ppi, really?? For 40 bucks maybe.

  • Cole Raney

    I am glad I got the original version of the G3 rather than wait and get this like I contemplated.

  • Vuyo Ncube

    Oooh now the Galaxy Note 1 has run in to some stiff competition

  • thelastguyX20

    960×540 resolution on a 5.5″ phone? You’re being REALLY cheap, LG. I expect 720p on a screen size like that.

  • brutalpanther

    Horrible resolution,Even the el cheapo no name phones have 720p,internal specs are kind of bad also.More like a entry level phone instead of a midrange device.