LG’s leather clad flagship smartphone, the G4, will begin rolling out to key markets this week.
On the heels of this announcement, LG has also revealed two additional members of the G4 family, the G4 Stylus and the G4c. Both are scheduled to launch in the weeks to come.
These two new additions will unfortunately not be sporting the G4’s signature leather back. However they will be offering differing size options for customers who like the specs of the G4 but wish it was bigger or smaller.
The LG G4 Stylus, available as G Stylo in North America and Korea, boasts a 5.7-inch display. This is slightly larger than the G4’s 5.5 inches. As you have probably guessed by the name, the phone comes with a LG Rubberdium Stylus to make note taking and drawing easier.
Those looking for a smaller option can consider the G4c, coming in at a petite, by comparison, 5 inches. LG claims the G4c, “offers many of the G4’s premium features and styling but in a more compact form factor.”
Customers will have the option to buy the G4 Stylus in either an LTE or 3G configuration. No such option is being offered for the G4c, which is LTE only.
While both phones sport similarities with the G4, they are nonetheless a downgrade from the flagship. Unlike the G4’s 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, the LG G4 Stylus and G4c will only offer 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. They will offer micro SD for added storage, but it’s still a far cry from the G4.
The LTE version of the LG G4 Stylus and G4c both have a 1.2GHz Quad-Core processor. Oddly enough, the 3G version comes with a 1.4 GHz Octa-Core processor, so it looks like customers will have to choose between a faster phone or better Internet.
Both phones will run Android 5.0 Lollipop, another downgrade from G4’s Android 5.1 operating system.
Shipping for the LG G4 will begin in Hong Kong followed by Turkey, Russia and Singapore. LG says shipping will continue throughout the month of June eventually reaching most of Europe, North America, CIS, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Africa and South Central America.
Pricing and additional purchasing information for all three of LG’s new phones will be announced locally at the time of availability. This information may vary depending on carrier and market.
I had a phone with a stylus before. Though it looks stylish, I don’t really like it. I guess that’s because after a while, the stylus container can become lose and it is harder to let it stay there. It was only a matter of time until I lost it. I am not saying that it is the same for this phone. It is just my personal opinion for stylus phones in general.