May 19, 2015
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LG G4 Stylus

LG has unveiled two new smartphones under its G4 nametag, the G4 Stylus and the G4c. The two are positioned as less expensive, mid-range alternatives to the company’s latest G4 flagship.

The G4 Stylus is a re-branded G Stylo, which has already arrived the US and Korea, and will be available on T-Mobile later in the summer. The handset features a 5.7-inch 720p display and a quad-core processor in the LTE model, which we’ll assume is the same Snapdragon 410 processor as before. The handset also comes with 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM with microSD support and a removable 3,000mAh battery. As the name implies, the handset also supports a stylus pen for handwriting.

The 3G-only model of the G4 Stylus lists an unspecified octa-core processor, possibly a MediaTek chip. The LTE model also comes with a 13MP rear camera and 5MP front facing snapper, while the 3G model bumps this down to an 8MP camera on the back. The handset comes in a choice of either Metallic Silver or Floral White.

LG G4c

As reported last week, the G4c is a smaller version of the G4, but we hesitate to call it a “mini”. The handset features a 5-inch 720p display, an unspecified quad-core SoC (again likely to be the Snapdragon 410) and the same 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM and microSD card as the G4 Stylus. The handset also comes equipped with an 8MP rear and 5MP front camera combination, LTE data, and a 2,540mAh removable battery. The G4c will come in Metallic Gray, Ceramic White and Shiny Gold color options.

To differentiate its new phones from the wide choice of other mid-rangers, LG has chosen to borrow a few features from its flagships. The handsets both support Knock Code, Gesture Shot and Glance View, while the G4 Stylus’ camera also makes use of laser autofocus.

We’re still waiting for an exact release schedule and regional prices, which should be confirmed in the coming weeks. Have either of these two caught your eye?

Robert Triggs
Lead Technical Writer at Android Authority, covering the latest trends in consumer electronics and hardware. In his spare moments, you'll probably find him tinkering with audio electronics and programming.
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