LG officially announces what we originally thought was their definitive Galaxy Note competitor.
Around three weeks ago, VR-Zone discussed leaked information regarding two new LG G3 variants: the G3A and the G3 Stylus. Today, a few weeks before IFA 2014, LG has officially announced the G3 Stylus, and it is rather surprising.
Contrary to popular belief, the G3 Stylus is not the high-end Galaxy Note competitor we had in mind. Its specs can barely compete with budget offerings of today, even.
- CPU: Unspecified 1.3GHz quad-core chip (likely Snapdragon 400)
- RAM: 1GB
- Storage: 8GB built-in with support for a microSD card
- Display: 960 x 540 5.5″ display
- Camera: 13MP / 1.3MP
- OS: Android 4.4.2
- Battery: 3,000mAh (removable)
- Network: 3G
With the weak CPU, low RAM, and antiquated display tech, this is clearly targeted at developing markets. If priced right (around the $150 mark), I can see it doing relatively well. I would still strongly recommend people to go for the Moto G if they are on a budget.
LG will display G3 Stylus on the show-floor at IFA 2014. It will be launched in Brazil in September, followed by Asia, Ukraine, Turkmenistan, and the Middle East. Pricing will be announced in local markets later on.