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.
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.
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LG G3 STYLUS TO DEBUT AT IFA BERLIN
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.
- 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