lg g stylo

Taking a break from unveiling the G4 in slow motion, LG launched today a new mid-range device called the G Stylo.

The G Stylo is the spiritual successor of last year’s G3 Stylus, though LG seems to be transitioning away from the “G#” naming scheme. Featuring a 5.7-inch display of 720p resolution (258ppi), the G Stylo will look positively ancient aside the Quad HD G4, though the large screen may help it redeem itself in the eyes of its users.

The device is powered by a 64-bit Snapdragon 410 processor (1.2GHz) and features 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage (expandable), an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front shooter, along a decent 3,000 mAh battery.

The G Stylo, which is rather bulky for today’s standards at 154.3 x 79.2 x 9.6mm and 163 grams, will be available in white or titanium gray.

The G Stylo’s special feature is of course its rubber-tipped stylus, which works in conjunction with software features that LG baked into the Android 5 Lollipop to give users more control over their devices.

The G Stylo will initially be released on Friday in Korea, with markets in Latin America and elsewhere to follow from May. LG has not announced its official price, but according to Korea Times, the company hinted at a price tag of around 500,000 won or around $460.

Some of you are probably disappointed that LG hasn’t unleashed a high-end stylus-equipped device yet. The good news is LG is rumored to be working on a smartphone that’s “more premium” than the G4, and though there’s no guarantee, it would make sense for the Korean company to try to compete with Samsung’s Note concept. But we’ll probably have to wait for a few months for that.

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