LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is getting set to introduce a new smartphone to the G3 line it introduced earlier this year.
The latest advent of this series will feature a stylus pen, according to new information from the company. The announcement comes just days ahead of LG’s official unveiling of the aptly-named G3 Stylus at the IFA conference in Berlin.
The G3 Stylus will join the G3 Beat, the G Vista and the original G3 in the same line. LG says the G3 Stylus will have “DNA borrowed” from its predecessors. The company has not given an indication on the price of the G3 Stylus other than to say it will be “fairly” priced. There are also no details yet about when it will be available in the U.S. market.
But the device will feature a 5.5-inch Quad HD (qHD) display. The smartphone will be pre-loaded with apps that are designed for use with its proprietary Rubberdium stylus pen, according to the LG announcement.
The G3 Stylus, like the original G3, will have a 13-megapixel rear-mounted camera. The phone is also equipped with a “Touch and Shoot” feature that allows users to touch anywhere on the screen with the stylus to focus and shoot a photo.
There’s also a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats.
LG’s newest smartphone will operate Android 4.4.2 KitKat on a 1.3 GHz Quad-Core chipset. It has 8-gigabytes of stock memory and 1-gigabyte of RAM. A MicroSD slot allows expansion of the standard memory allowance. The G3 Stylus has a removable 3,000mAh battery.
In the announcement, Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG, explained:
“The LG G3 Stylus is the perfect tool for consumers who don’t want to be bogged down carrying a laptop, tablet and smartphone. It gets things done and lets you have fun while doing without having to compromise on quality, style or user experience.”
It’s also easy to see how the device would be useful for small business owners and entrepreneurs with the ability to take part in video chat and send images and notes while on the go.