LG announces mid-range G4 Stylus and G4c

by: Rob TriggsMay 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?

  • Mike Bastable

    LG has to STOP relasing downscale G4 clones..this is getting very silly

    • Tony T.

      I don’t mind making mid tier versions, but a 720p is pretty damn weak even for a more budget friendly phone, especially at that screen size.

      • Mike Bastable

        i agree a mid tier option is good but these low rent clones are seriously devaluing the G brand and WILL affect sales of the G4

  • Ishaan Malhotra

    These are so going to suck!

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  • blacki

    seriously another crappy mini version i mean come on the g3 beat sucks big time, overpriced too underspec why would anyone want to buy this…

  • Rachine S Vernon

    I don’t understand why anyone would want to buy this. Both phones come with 8Gigs of storage, but what they don’t mention is the fact that only about half of that will be available. Not to mention that LG, unlike Samsung, doesn’t allow you to install apps to the sd card, so to say the least, this phone sucks.

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  • Gabriel Belmonte

    Good luck with selling this when there is an existence of Zenfone 2 …

  • Tyler Littleman

    I, for one, am very very interested in seeing what LG does with the Stylus.

  • Igy Tech

    Not impressed

  • 404

    5.7 inch 720p display?? the pixels are gonna be larger than a fly