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Earlier this month LG let the G3 Stylus slip out in an ad, though at the time we weren't exactly sure what the device was. Now we know, because LG made it official. Spoiler: it's not as cool as you hoped. I promise.

So the G3 Stylus looks like a G3 with a stylus, and it packs some of the features that makes the G3 cool, but it's not a G3 with a stylus. It's some weak device running around in a G3's clothes. I bet the G3 will be pissed when it finds out something has been raiding its closet.

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Aside from the stylus, which is obviously a shot at Samsung's Note line, the G3 Stylus is basically just another LG mid-ranger. Spec time!

  • 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

While the specs may be underwhelming, it does pack some of the G3's better software features, like QuickMemo+, Dual Window, Smart Keyboard, Touch & Shoot camera, Gesture Shot, and Knock Code. So I guess there's that.

The G3 Stylus will get a full unveiling at IFA next week, so keep an eye for that if you're interested.

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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-loadedprograms 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 G3at 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 lensto 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

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Taylor00

    Nice try LG. I'll take a white Note 4 to go please.

  • Matt

    Well, with specs that low and 3000mAh battery, this thing should last for days!

    • thartist

      That's reading it with a positive mind indeed! (But true)

    • TRACE

      And I assume it is going to be targeted at people who would like to own Note but don't have the budget for it.

  • letsplaaay

    Underwhelming specs, but if the price is right, it might actually take a chunk of the lower end market that wants a phone with stylus.

  • DoctorSasquatch

    Oh god 5.5 inch qHD?! I'm going to vomit.

    • Michael J Carroll

      "...and put a QHD screen on it." "qHD? Gotcha."

  • That’s ✌

    Don't want since it only has 3G

  • [A]dri[A]n

    Why didn't the flagship G3 come with a stylus? Doesn't make sense.

  • Jake

    It's nice to see the Note have some competition, but this looks pretty weak. A rubber tip with no digitizer? No thanks.

  • Serotheo

    So its a plain capacitive stylus.. Right?

  • pilz

    That's why I'm glad that I have a G3 F460

  • RadarJammer

    With that low dpi, you can count pixels all day long. Another disappointing device after the G2 Mini. Sad.

  • the milkman

    It looks nice.

  • xanok

    They're gonna put this out, no one is gonna buy it and then claim there's not a market for it.

    • primalxconvoy

      Just like Motorola's laptop/phone hybrid.

  • Sergii Pylypenko

    Now that's a phone for taking notes. And not much else, actually.

    Even Note 1 came out with 1280x800 display.

  • Matthew Merrick

    It's a damn shame. The Note 4 could have had some real competition

  • Jack Men Warack

    LG has really cool ads about the G3 on twitter https://twitter.com/LGJordan/status/503959441188720640

  • Andrej

    LG G3 Stylus S805 Prime incoming... No, really, I think that's what they'll do.

  • Ørjan Laxaa

    qHD is the dealbreaker at that size.

  • DonEmu

    Display: 5.5-inch qHD IPS (960 x 540) ???
    LMFAO!!!

  • jonathan3579

    This is one of the worst decisions I've seen made my a manufacturer in a long time.

  • Tony Byatt

    Sooo, this thing will be sub-$200 with those specs right...

  • Richard Markert

    qHD should be illegal.

  • AtiRage

    We should start call these specs low end...

  • TDN

    This made me do the Jackie Chan meme face...

  • Arthur

    Really weak attempt from LG to compete with the Note. Maybe they've been hibernating the past few years not to notice that the Note line is all of Samsung's best specs and technologies combined onto one phone, more so than even their Galaxy S line.

    This is obviously just a cheap ploy to gain some of that market phablet w/ stylus market. They can't be that stupid to think this will actually make any inroads against the Note line. Another useless model from LG that will tank in less than a quarter.

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