LG’s Smartphone Family Expands With G4 Stylus And G4c
LG has been going full-bore with the smartphone announcements lately. The company impressed us all with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 808-powered G4 flagship, which is shipping this week worldwide, and just last week introduced the Lancet Windows Phone (which unfortunately is a decidedly budget-oriented device). And just yesterday, AT&T quietly launched the Escape2 Android smartphone for $179.99 off-contract.
Today, LG has two more smartphone release for us, and they are based on the basic design of the flagship G4. As its name implies, the G4 Stylus comes with, well, a stylus and a slightly larger 5.7-inch display (the standard G4’s screen measures 5.5-inches diagonally). Although screen is larger, all of the other specs of the G4 Stylus are decidedly less “grand.”
The G4’s hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor with 3GB of RAM, QHD display, 16MP rear camera, and 8MP front-facing camera have all been tossed in favor of a 1.2GHz quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM, Full HD display, 13MP rear camera, and a 5MP front-facing camera. Battery capacity remains the same at 3000 mAh though, and you’ll still find LTE connectivity.
LG will also make an even more “budget” version of the G4 Stylus available which will incorporate a 1.4GHz octa-core processor (we’re assuming it’s likely a low-end MediaTek MT6592 chip), 8MP rear camera, and 3G connectivity.
For those that haven’t yet or simply don’t want to jump on the phablet bandwagon, LG has also introduced the G4c that incorporates a smaller 5-inch Full HD display. The smartphone includes a 1.2GHz quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM, an 8MP rear camera, 5MP front-facing camera, and LTE connectivity. Given its smaller dimensions, battery capacity has also been reduced to just 2540 mAh.
All of the new phones introduced today will run the latest version of Android 5.0 Lollipop. You’ll also find LG exclusives like the LG UX 4.0, Gesture Shot, Glance View, and Knock Code. The G4 Stylus will be available in Metallic Silver or Floral White colors while the G4c can be optioned in Metallic Gray, Ceramic White and Shiny Gold.
Pricing and market availability hasn’t been announced at press time, but LG says that it will make an announcement “in the weeks to come.”