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LG G Stylo phablet unveiled with stylus support

by Jacob Kleinman | April 22, 2015April 22, 2015 7:40 am PST

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We’re less than a week from LG’s G4 unveiling, but on Wednesday the company managed to catch us by surprise with a totally new smartphone. The LG G Stylo is a stylus-equipped handset that will retail for a “reasonable price,” though we still don’t know exactly how much it will cost.

Beyond its stylus, the G Stylo packs a 5.7-inch 720p display, a 3000mAh removable battery, a Snapdragon 410 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, LTE support, 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of storage with microSD support up to 2TB. It runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box and comes in titanium or white color options.

LG’s new phone is set to get a global launch in May, though it’s unclear what countries will be included in the launch. Last year’s G3 Stylus was apparently a hit in South America, so that may be a key market for the G Stylo as well.

We’re pretty sure this isn’t the LG Stylus we reported on last week., since we’re expecting that device to launch later this year with a Snapdragon 610 chip and a 5.8-inch display. LG’s smartphone lineup is starting to look a little confusing, but hopefully the company will clear things up soon enough.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...