LG recently unveiled the LG G Stylo (known as the LG G4 Stylus outside of North America and Korea), barely a month after revealing the LG G4. As the name suggests, this flagship will arrive with a Stylus to assist in writing and drawing on-screen. Will this smartphone have what it takes to compete with the likes of Samsung's Galaxy Note series? Find out what we know so far about the LG G Stylo price, release date, specs and features.
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LG G Stylo price and release date
The LG G Stylo price is currently set at 199.99 USD without a contract from Boost Mobile, and 289.92 for the same deal with T-Mobile. The LG G Stylo release date is set for June 7 for Sprint Prepaid and June 12 for Sprint, but it can be purchased from right now T-Mobile and Boost Mobile.
LG G Stylo design
The design of the LG G Stylo lies somewhere between that of the LG G4 and LG G3, and it comes in two colors: silver and white. It features a slightly bigger display than that of the LG G4 at 5.7 inches compared to 5.5 inches, and its corners are a little rounder.
LG G Stylo specs
The LG G Stylo is notable for its stylus, but at this point we don't have a clear understanding of what software LG has integrated (if any) to use in combination with it. The Galaxy Note series uses the Air Command submenu which houses a number of additional features compared to the standard TouchWiz software, but it appears that the LG Stylo might only use the stylus for the potential speed/accuracy benefits.
LG G4 Stylus vs. LG G4 technical specifications
|LG G4 Stylus||LG G4|
|Dimensions:||154.3 x 79.2 x 9.6 mm||148.9 x 76.7 x 9.8 mm|
|Weight:||163 g||155 g|
|Battery size:||3000 mAh||3000 mAh|
|Screen size:||5.7 in||5.5 in|
|Screen:||1280 x 720 pixels (258 ppi)||2560 x 1440 pixels (534 ppi)|
|Front camera:||5 megapixels||8 megapixels|
|Rear camera:||13 megapixels||16 megapixels|
|Android version:||5.0 - Lollipop||5.1 - Lollipop|
|RAM:||1024 MB||3 GB|
|Internal storage:||8 GB||32 GB|
|Chipset:||Sorry, not yet available!||Qualcomm Snapdragon 808|
|Number of cores:||4||6|
|Max. clock speed:||1.2 GHz||1.8 GHz|
|Connectivity:||HSPA, LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1||HSPA, LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1|
This isn't the first time LG has dabbled in creating a smartphone with a stylus, only last year it introduced the poorly received LG G3 Stylus, which we half-expected to be the last in the series. We hope the G Stylo has more to offer.
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