Rumours of an LG G4 stylus have long been making the rounds, so it doesn’t come as much of a surprise to see LG unveil a handset which could well be the result of those rumours – the LG G Stylo.
Announced this week in South Korea, the Stylo is something of a successor to the LG G3 Stylus. Bringing an improved spec sheet, the Stylo isn’t going to be quite as powerful as the G4, but is looking like good prospect if you’re a fan of the pen-styled accessory.
One of the few specs which does stand out on the LG G Stylo is that of its display, which is pretty large to say the least. Sizing up at 5.7” and rocking a 720p resolution, the Stylo is offering a monstrous screen for us to play with, which is ideal for using with a stylus.
Behind the display we find some more favourable components as well, with a Snapdragon 410 64-bit chipset running the show. A quad-core 1.2GHz processor is also included to keep things running smoothly, whilst an Adreno 306 GPU ensuring that graphics are handled properly.
LG has included a fairly standard 1.5GB RAM on the Stylo, whilst just 8GB of internal storage is also on offer – giving the impression that you won’t be able to store too much information on the handset. However, LG has included a MicroSD card that has the capability of handling an extra 2TB of room – which should be more than enough for all those playlists and pictures that are stuffed into your current handset.
Topping off the spec sheet is an 8 megapixel rear camera, which is supported by a 5 megapixel front lens and a lengthy 3000mAh battery.
Whilst the specs might not be quite at the level as they are on the G4, you won’t be finding yourself complaining about the design of the Stylo anytime soon.
Whilst it might not be particularly slim, sizing up at 9.6mm thick, you won’t find yourself struggling to handle the LG handset. Plus, with LG’s classic design ethos in place, user experience has been clearly favoured.
As with the LG G4 and other handsets, the edges of the handset are left uncluttered by the inclusion of rear-based power and volume controls. This takes a bit of getting used to, but once you’ve got the handle of it you won’t experience any problems.
LG has currently launched the Stylo in South Korea, but has stated that select global markets will be seeing the handset arrive in May. Whilst we haven’t been given a confirmed list of markets yet, it’s safe to assume that the UK will be one of them.
Pricing details are being kept on the down low for the time being as well, but estimates suggest that you won’t be paying too much for the phone considering its mid-range feel.
Written by Luke Hatfield