LG Announces G4 Stylus and G4c

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Earlier this month, We brought you rumors of a smaller G4, which presumably would feature reduced specs from the flagship model. Tonight LG has confirmed those rumors, but they also brought a small surprise out as well. LG announced earlier this evening that the G4 Stylus and G4C would be joining the flagship G4 for release in the next month. Both of these new phones feature severely reduced specs from the G4, including 720P display, 1 GB of RAM, and 8GB of RAM. Thankfully both of these lower-end phones have a microSD slot if you want to expand storage.

The G4 Stylus will have a 5.7 inch display and feature a stylus pen. LG did not really detail what features the stylus will add, but it does not appear to be a Note 4 comparison based on the specs given. The G4 Stylus LTE model has a 13 MP rear shooter and a 5 MP front camera with a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor. The battery is a decent size at 3000 mAh, especially considering the lower resolution screen.

The G4c is a compact version of the G4, with a 5 inch HD display, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 8 MP rear shooter, 5 MP front camera, and a 2540 mAh battery. Both of the phones resemble the G4 in physical appearance and software, but that is clearly where the similarities stop.

I’m a bit befuddled as to why LG chose to release a low-end stylus model when they could have given it G4 specs and competed with Samsung on that front. Maybe LG is scared to take on Samsung in the category they invented? In any event, I’m a bit disappointed because I was waiting on another phablet with stylus capabilities to force Samsung into further innovation with the Note series.

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Jeff Springer

"I am currently a researcher and Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University. I fell in love with Android with the Nexus One release and realized that it was superior to iOS in all the ways I care about. I still use a Mac (and an iPhone for the camera), but my Apple tech products pale in comparison to my number of Android devices (watches, tablets, and phones). When I’m not rooting/modding one of my many Android phones or doing math/programming, you can find me taking in Phoenix Suns/Arizona Diamondbacks games in downtown Phoenix, and drinking good beer!"

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