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LG G3 Stylus is Now Official, Will Debut Its Mid-Range Self at IFA

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The LG G3 Stylus, a device that LG accidentally unveiled a couple of weeks ago at the end of a promo video, is now official and will finally make a public appearance next week at IFA. Initially, most thought the G3 Stylus was a Galaxy Note competitor, but the world quickly realized that it was more like the LG G Vista that is available at Verizon, a mid-range yet oversized phone. 

The G3 Stylus sports a 5.5-inch qHD display, 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, micro SD card slot, 13MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera, 3,000mAh battery, and 3G connectivity.

As the name suggests, the G3 Stylus also includes a stylus that LG is calling the Rubberdium stylus pen. This special pen is said to be comfortable in any hand and perfect for “endless jotting, doodling, and sketching with precision.” LG loaded the G3 Stylus with a handful of apps that can take advantage of the Rubberdium-ness.

The G3 Stylus carries much of the G3’s software suite as well, including QuickMemo+, Dual Window, Smart Keyboard, Gesture Shot, and Knock Code.

LG will begin selling the G3 Stylus in Brazil in September, followed by countries in Asia, Middle East, and Africa. In other words, this phone is not coming to the US, ever.

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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 RubberdiumTM 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.

Key Specifications:

  • 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

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  • wmsco1

    Subpar

  • crazed_z06

    lol LG is lucky Samsung isnt as spiteful as Apple

  • Captain Spaulding

    I have a OnePlus One invitation that has less than 3 hours left to be used. Anybody want it?

    • Top Tier Phone User

      no

  • EP_2012

    Thought we might get a Note 4 killer… this isn’t even a Note 1 killer :/

  • flosserelli

    qHD on a 5.5″ screen? It’s like LG completely forgot about 1080p. Maybe they thought that would cannibalize 1440p G3 sales.

  • Tony Byatt

    Specs demand this thing to be sub-$200…

  • HarvesterX

    “Exceptional hardware” hahahaha OK I can’t stop laughing to write anything

  • morteum

    5.5″ qHD. *shudder*

  • Cruiserdude

    Rubberdium, eh? Well at least one part of this phone will be taken seriously…

    • flosserelli

      Sounds like an exotic dildo.

  • https://www.heartbleedbug.com/ Intellectua1

    The sad part is LG believing they can compete with the Note series by simply adding any ol stylus and its good to go while also trying to pull a fast one on their customer base with the screen. LG will learn very quick of the technology packed into the Samsung stylus, they are working on and improving it every go round. Shame on LG.

    • Droid 1967

      not at all the know it doesnt compete with the note series. More of a beta with cheap specs to test and improve their stylus and next year you will see their note competitor .

    • zurginator

      Technically it’s not a Samsung stylus, bit a wacom stylus. My laptop has the same one.

      Wacom is expensive though, so I can see why LG didn’t use them for what is obviously a low end phone.

  • Droid 1967

    This shows the big problem in phones today. How does this get the G3 moniker. its not even up to the G2.

  • skinja99

    All I see are bezels

  • Natty Bee

    Haha what a waste of engineering

  • 213ninja

    damn LG….damn…….i was really hoping for note4 competition…hopefully it works for some.

    one thing to take note of is how neutral and factual this blog post is, something you’ll never see on a Samsung post.

  • The Doctor

    8 GB of memory and 1 GB RAM? Why? WHY???

  • M3D1T8R

    8GB devices should be illegal in 2014.

    • ªAS|YOUTH|IA

      As should as 16GB, especially on a Samsung device

    • Zach Cline

      Not to mention this thing is going to lag like crazy with only 1gb of ram knowing how heavy LG’s overlay is.

      • ReturnOfTheMack

        Is it really that bad? I’ve been thinking of picking up a G3.

        • Mark Mann

          I don’t think it’s that bad… Granted the only ones I’ve used have been moto’s(droid razr and razr hd) and sony’s, and while lg’s is better than sony’s it leaves a little too be desired compared to moto’s… But the g3 is probably the best phone I’ve used since the og droid

  • M3D1T8R

    “Endless jotting, doodling, and sketching with precision.”
    Funny I can already do this with a piece of paper and a pen. And it’s actually a lot more precise. And it’s free.

  • Cael

    I CALLED THIS.

    People saying oh its a 5.7/5.9 inch phone, note 4 competitor, blah blah. And I’m like what if its just a G3 with a stylus? And it basically is a downgraded G3 with a stylus.

    • M3D1T8R

      Umm it’s nothing like the G3 other than screen size.

      • Cael

        Hence why I said downgraded at the end.

        • M3D1T8R

          So in other words your prediction ws way off. And yet here you are bragging “I CALLED THIS.”

          • Cael

            Battery is the same. OS is the same. Camera is 13 MP. My prediction was not way off.

          • 213ninja

            way.

          • Droid 1967

            man i saw cowboy fans making stretches that their team will compete in 2014 but never a reach as far as the one your trying to make. This is not even a baby brother to the g3 . same os what you thought it would be tizen or ios? :)

          • Cael

            This is a downgraded G3.

            Way off is saying the Galaxy Alpha was the rumored Galaxy F.

          • Droid 1967

            this is a down grade form the g2. making it a long shot from a downgrade from the g3. Oh well its junk either way :)

          • John Christensen

            This is an even worse downgrade than the G2X was a phone.

  • Damian

    Think they’ll release a G Pro 3 any time soon?

    • Cael

      Its possible or they could go their normal route and release it in March to beat the S6

  • Rashad

    2012 was the LG Optimus Vu
    2013 was the LG G Flex
    2014 is the LG G3 Stylus

    All these phones are midrange experiments. Would any of these be classified as a success? I would say no but I could be wrong…

    • Cael

      The Vu and Flex were not mid range. yeah the flex had a 720p screen but yeah everything else was+

      This cannot be called an experiment. Its just a cash grab. Here’s an affordable phone with a stylus, take that note 4 and note 4 neo.

      • hkklife

        Flex was and still is an awesome device. I would love to see a revamp with a 1080P or better screen, 805, and Qi charging.

  • Tillmorn

    Honestly, I see this as a step up from the Samsung Galaxy Mega phablet/mid-tier spec phone (minus resolution), and that device was released stateside. One of my best friends, for reasons I still cannot understand, loves his Mega.

  • mcdonsco

    Too bad its not a full on G3 replacing the Asian version TV antenna with the stylus…would have been good…oh well.

  • Reed Kerr

    The comments here demonstrate why they won’t be launching this in the States–there’s no market for this type of device here. I’d guess that in emerging markets there would be more of a demand for a mid-range phablet.

    Additionally, launching a device to compete head-to-head with the Note line is daunting to put it lightly. With the success of the Note line, I don’t blame LG for trying something different and targeting it at other markets.

    • Cael

      This is a tech site. You cannot base real American tech views off of this site. Its flawed.

  • jamaall

    Am I seeing things or did that say qHD? At 5.5″, this is worse than phones 4 years old.

    • Suicide_Note

      Pathetic, isn’t it?

  • Suicide_Note

    Geez, what a poor excuse for a smartphone this is.

  • banglaz bless

    Utter garbage.

  • calculatorwatch

    Wow are they really trying to pull a fast one on people by switching out the QHD display for a qHD display? I guess that way they can lump it in with all the other G3 marketing and make people think they’re getting great display when it’s really got one of the worst pixel densities imaginable.

    • M3D1T8R

      Yeah. And the 2011 RAM spec. Whet a joke.

      • Zach Cline

        Actually that’s a 2009 ram spec .

      • hkklife

        RAM is worse than the screen resolution. I could (unhappily) live with qHD screen res and the old farts who buy this will appreciate the large fonts. But 1GB RAM is a huge insult.

  • Scott Niemczyk

    Why not just take what the g3 is and add a stylus? Or take the G pro 2 and add a stylus? I would’ve considered if they went with one of those options. But this is terrible. I was going to pick up a g3 soon, but I’m waiting to see what Samsung and motorola announce next week

    • Mark Aaron Collado

      You wont regret the G3. Its my 2014 phone of the year.

      • https://www.heartbleedbug.com/ Intellectua1

        I have it, it’s overrated

        • Mark Aaron Collado

          Its way better than my Nexus 5. Im happy =)

          • Bryan Mills

            He’s a Samsung shill

        • cizzlen

          Same.

  • John Christensen

    Dear God! Why?!

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  • Omar Amer

    curious how many different markets exist for so many phones. market becoming saturated again?