This week LG has “accidentally” leaked its next phablet in a G3 Beat promo video. While there wasn’t much details about the G3 Stylus except a stylus pen integration, there are now pieces of info from several sources.
Instead of high end specs, the LG G3 Stylus seems to be not a direct Samsung Galaxy Note series competitor. According to an import-export tracker Zauba, it will come with a 5.7-inch display screen in 720p resolution and powered by a unspecified 1.3GHz quad core processor. The mid-range G3 Stylus is also listed with a 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, 8 megapixel camera and 1.3 megapixel front facing camera.
Another user agent profile has indicated a different screen resolution though. The profile list on LG website indicates a qHD (540 x 960) resolution, which might not be ideal for a 5.7-inch size.
LG G3 Stylus leaked specifications list:
- Model: LG D690N
- Android 4.4.x KitKat
- 1.3 GHz quad core processor
- 5.7-inch IPS LCD with HD or qHD resolution
- 1GB RAM / 8GB ROM
- 8 megapixel camera
- 1.3 megapixel front facing
- Support LTE
This is not the first time LG has a stylus with its Android smartphone. Its Optimus Vu series have been bundled with a stylus pen, although the stylus pen has to be kept separately as there is no built in pen slot in the phone. My LG Phones is told that there won’t be a new Vu successor this year, instead, the Vu series will be replaced by G3 Stylus in the future.
Unfortunately, there is no news for the official announcement date. We might probably see it during the IFA 2014 trade show, which takes place in Berlin next month from 5th to 10 September. Samsung, Sony and Huawei are expected to announce new phones with Galaxy Note 4, Xperia Z3 and possibly Huawei Ascend Mate 3.