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LG G3 Stylus confirmed for IFA and will compete with Samsung's Galaxy Note 4

Katharine Byrne
26 Aug 2014
LG G3 Stylus
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LG has confirmed the 5.5in G3 Stylus phablet which will go head-to-head with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 at IFA 2014

LG has unveiled its latest phablet phone, the G3 Stylus. First revealed earlier this month by way of an accidental promo video leak, the G3 Stylus is due to be shown off next week at the IFA 2014 tradeshow. This means it will be going head-to-head with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the soon-to-be successor to the current king of stylus-enabled smartphones, the Galaxy Note 3

Samsung need not worry about the G3 Stylus claiming its crown, though, as the G3 Stylus's specifications suggest the device will be much more budget-orientated than its high-end rival. 

The G3 Stylus has a 5.5in screen, but it will only have a resolution of 960x540. This is a far cry from the similarly-sized LG G3 which has a huge resolution of 2,560x1,440 and only gives the G3 Stylus a pixel density of just 200 pixels-per-inch (PPI). The G3, by comparison, has a PPI of 534, so text may not look particularly sharp on the G3 Stylus's large display.

LG G3 Stylus with pen

The phone will also have a quad-core 1.3GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel camera on the front. Storage can be expanded via microSD card and the phone will have a 3,000mAh battery.

It will only be available as a 3G handset as well - sorry 4G fans - and will come with LG's proprietary "rubberdium" stylus.

Pricing has yet to be announced, but LG will be launching the G3 Stylus in September, first in Brazil followed by 3G markets in Asia, Africa, CIS and the Middle East. There's no word yet on whether the phone will be coming to Europe.

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