LG Brings Out Cheaper Alternatives of the G4
Soon after LG announced the global roll out of LG G4 yesterday, the Korea-based firm came up with yet another announcement that may entice LG followers. The consumer electronics manufacturer made official two new smartphones, G4 Stylus and G4c, expanding the G4 line-up with low-budget devices. Both the handsets borrow some of the features and looks of the newest LG flagship.
Talking about the G4 Stylus first, the device features a bigger 5.7-inch HD IPS display with 258ppi pixel density. As the name suggests, the handset is accompanied by a versatile Rubberdium Stylus, allowing for easy note taking and drawing on the generously-sized screen. The device comes in two variants, LTE and 3G, both embedding different chipsets. The LTE version comes with a 1.2GHz Quad-Core chipset, while a 1.4GHz Octa-Core chipset is stuffed in the other. It has 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM and holds support for a MicroSD card. Google’s latest Android 5.0 Lollipop runs on the device.
Coming to the optics, the rear camera of LTE is 13MP and that of 3G variant is 8MP. The front shooter of both the models are same at 5MP. A 3,000mAh removable battery is fitted at its back. Other features include Laser Auto Focus, Gesture Shot, Glance View, and Knock Code. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, A-GPS, Glonass and USB 2.0. It will be available in two colour choices – Metallic Silver and Floral White.
The second device, LG G4c, is a smaller sibling of the G4. The display size of this model is a 5.0-inch HD IPS with 294ppi pixel density. It is an LTE only model, equipped with a 1.2GHz Quad-Core chipset. Memory specifications include 1GB RAM and 8GM ROM, along with MicroSD card support. Just like the G4 Stylus, it also runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop.
The camera specs of the model stands identical to the 3G model of LG G4 Stylus. The rear camera is 8MP, and the secondary snapper is 5MP. The 2,540mAh battery is sufficient to keep the device running for a full day. Additional features comprise of Gesture Shot, Glance View, and Knock Code. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, A-GPS, Glonass and USB 2.0. Customers can choose from Metallic Gray, Ceramic White, and Shiny Gold colour options.
The company hasn’t spoke about the price and availability of both the handsets as yet. Prices and participating carriers will be announced locally at the time of availability. Both the handsets are scheduled to launch in key strategic markets in weeks to come.
Here’s the spec sheet of the two handsets:
LG G4 Stylus
|Display||5.7-inch HD IPS, 258ppi||5.0-inch HD IPS, 294ppi|
|Chipset||1.2GHz Quad-Core (LTE), 1.4GHz Octa-Core (3G)||1.2GHz Quad-Core|
|Storage||8GB, expandable||8GB, expandable|
|Rear Camera||13MP (LTE), 8MP (3G)||8MP|
|Operating System||Android 5.0 Lollipop||Android 5.0 Lollipop|