LG unveils affordable alternatives to the G4, the G4 Stylus and G4c

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LG has confirmed the existence of both the previously leaked G4c and the G4 Stylus by officially announcing them today in Seoul.

The G4 Stylus appears to be more economical Galaxy Note competitor. As the name implies, a Rubberdium Stylus is included for easy note taking or drawing. The phone sports a 5.7-inch HD (1920 x 1080) IPS display, a 1.2 GHz quad-core (LTE version) or 1.4 GHz octa-core (3G version) procesor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, microSD slot for expanded storage, 13 MP (LTE) or 8MP (3G) rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera, 3,000 mAh removable battery, and Android 5.0 Lollipop. I should note that the camera includes laser autofocus, but it does not include optical image stabilization or that amazing f/1.9 aperture found on the G4. You will have your choice of Floral White or Metallic Silver and it starts shipping to carriers and retailers over the next several weeks. It will be called the G Stylo in North America and Korea.

The G4c is a compact version of the G4. However, just like most compact versions of flagship devices, the specs aren’t as powerful in order to keep the price down. This phone sports a 5.0-inch HD (1920 x 1080) IPS display, a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, microSD slot for expanded storage, 8 MP rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera, 2,540 mAh battery, and Android 5.0 Lollipop. They will only offer an LTE version, and you will have your choice of either Metallic Gray, Ceramic White, or Shiny Gold. Just like the Sylus, LG will start shipping this device to carriers and retailers over the next several weeks.

Although neither phone compares to the LG G4 in terms of specs, they will both offer most of the same software enhancements like Knock Code, Gesture Shot, and Glance View.

Pricing wasn’t announced yet, but we will be sure to let you know as soon as we find out.

 

 

Full Press Release:

INTRODUCING G4 STYLUS AND G4c, NEWEST MEMBERS OF LG’S G4 SERIES

More Options Including Many of the Great Features Found on LG G4

SEOUL, May 19, 2015 — LG Electronics (LG) officially announces two new members of the G4 family, the G4 Stylus and G4c. Both smartphones will begin shipping to retailers around the world in the next several weeks and throughout the month of May. Both exceptionally priced devices share many of the same high-end user experience features found in the LG G4.

The G4 Stylus is a 5.7-inch handset, slightly larger than the 5.5-inch display found in the G4. As its name implies, The G4 Stylus includes LG’s versatile Rubberdium™ Stylus, allowing for easy note taking and drawing on the generously-sized screen. Its smaller sibling, the 5.0-inch LG G4c, offers many of the G4’s premium features and styling but in a more compact form factor.

Both G4 Series phones feature 13MP or 8MP rear cameras and 5MP front-facing camera for high quality photos and portraits. Other popular LG exclusives such as Gesture Shot, Glance View and Knock Code make both devices more convenient, secure and fun to use. The G4 Stylus inherits the super-fast Laser Autofocus feature found in previous G Series smartphones for sharply focused shots even in dim surroundings. HD quality IPS displays with In-Cell Touch technology deliver a visual experience that is far more immersive and responsive than on most other smartphones in this class.

“The G4 Stylus and G4c are perfect examples of what we mean by a premium smartphone experience without a premium price,” said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “We are committed to offering consumers in fast-growing markets LG devices that not only deliver performance, but also look good while doing so. Both the G4 Stylus and G4c will surpass customers’ expectations of what an LG phone should be.”

The G4 Stylus (available as G Stylo in North America and Korea) will be offered in both LTE and 3G configurations in Metallic Silver or Floral White color options. The G4c is an LTE model only and will come in Metallic Gray, Ceramic White and Shiny Gold.

The LG G4 Stylus and G4c are scheduled to launch in key strategic markets in the weeks to come. Prices and participating carriers will be announced locally at the time of availability.

G4 Stylus Key Specifications:

■ Chipset: 1.2GHz Quad-Core (LTE) / 1.4GHz Octa-Core (3G)

■ Display: 5.7-inch HD IPS (258ppi)

■ Memory: 1GB RAM / 8GB ROM / microSD

■ Camera: Rear 13MP (LTE) or 8MP (3G) / Front 5MP

■ Battery: 3,000mAh (removable)

■ Operating System: Android 5.0 Lollipop

■ Size: 154.3 x 79.2 x 9.6mm

■ Weight: 163g

■ Network: LTE / 3G

■ Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n / Bluetooth 4.1 / NFC / A-GPS / Glonass / USB 2.0

■ Colors: Metallic Silver / Floral White

■ Other: Stylus Pen / Laser Auto Focus / Gesture Shot / Glance View / Knock Code™

 

G4c Key Specifications:

■ Chipset: 1.2GHz Quad-Core

■ Display: 5.0-inch HD IPS (294ppi)

■ Memory: 1GB RAM / 8GM ROM / microSD

■ Camera: Rear 8MP / Front 5MP

■ Battery: 2,540mAh (removable)

■ Operating System: Android 5.0 Lollipop

■ Size: 139.7 x 69.8 x 10.2mm

■ Weight: 136g

■ Network: LTE

■ Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n / Bluetooth 4.1 / NFC / A-GPS / Glonass / USB 2.0

■ Colors: Metallic Gray / Ceramic White / Shiny Gold

■ Other: Gesture Shot / Glance View / Knock Code™


About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.