After the its flagship G4 announcement for 2015, LG is now upgrading its midrange lineup as it does every year with new features in order to reach different audiences, such as a larger phablet with a stylus for a Note-like approach and a smaller less powerful version of the star player.
The G4 Stylus comes with a larger 5.7″ display (than the G4), albeit with a lower 720p resolution that provides a rather average 258ppi. It also wasn’t benefited on the other specs as well, coming with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, but there will be two variants: a 3G one and an LTE one. Strangely, the former has a more powerful 1.4GHz octa-core processor (and an 8MP camera) while the latter has a 1.2GHz quad-core processor (and a 13MP camera). The G4 Stylus packs LG’s “Rubberdium Stylus” for drawing and has the G4’s Laser Autofocus camera. It will be available in silver or white.
The specs are familiar to the Korean and North American version of this phone (seemingly the 3G-only variant), dubbed G Stylo. It was already released on Boost Mobile, while will be coming to Sprint in June and should also be headed to T-Mobile.
The G4c is a more pocketable G4 alternative. It has a 5″ 720p display (294ppi), the same 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage as the G4 Stylus, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, and an 8MP rear camera. There will be no 3G-only variant, all G4c phones will have LTE. The G4c’s other similarity with the G4 is in terms of battery cover design, which is the same ceramic-like pattern is used on its gray, white, and gold models.
Both phones will have a front 5MP shooter and LG’s signature software features such as Glance View, Knock Code, and Gesture Shot. It will also have hardware rear buttons for power and volume and keep the company’s recently signature of removable battery and MicroSD slot for expandable storage.
The price and availability are not confirmed yet, except that they will be shipping “around the world in the next several weeks,” and they’re both “exceptionally priced”, so we have to wait and see how exactly does that reflects in the market.