Unannounced LG G3 Stylus makes a cameo in promo video, ready to take on the Note 4

Unannounced LG G3 Stylus makes a cameo in promo video, ready to take on the Note 4
We got tipped before that an LG G3 Stylus is on the way, and now LG itself slipped and revealed the largest member in the G3 trio, while making a commercial for the smallest. In the G3 Beat video ad below (that's the "mini" G3 s for China), we can clearly see a G3 Stylus listed at the end, which seems to be larger than both the 5.5" G3, and the 5" G3 Beat.

Rumor has it that the G3 stylus will feature the 5.9" display of the G Pro 2, but will be laden with a stylus, and will arrive around the time that the Note 4 gets issued, as a direct competitor. Now, whether this monster will be China-bound, or will see the light of the day in the rest of the world, remains to be seen, but given how LG mimicked the Galaxy line with the trio, the G3 Stylus might very well be outed globally, too. Mum's the word on the rest of the specs, but, given the release timing will be in the second half of the year, it's reasonable to expect a Snapdragon 805 processor to be put inside, but whether or not it will be powering a Quad HD resolution display is anyone's guess at this point.

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G3 s
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 2540 mAh
  • OS Android 4.4.2



18. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

I like LG but they rip off Samsung a bit too much. And now the stylus? I think its impossible to dethrone the Note series in terms of stylus and productivity

16. dmakun

Posts: 382; Member since: Jun 06, 2011

Jeez! That Ad was so stupid. Can't wrap my head around who approved that sh**!!! Explains why Samsung sells more devices. Just highlight the features of the phone without the girl's silly story which was so unnecessary!! It's actually painful to watch.

8. iamoa unregistered

skip to 2:42 for the cameo.

7. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Long ad boring commercial. Note 4 will kill it.

6. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Active stylus or go RIP. :/

3. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Is it based on wacom and pressure sensitive?

2. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

no chance against the note 4 beast!!

9. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Yup on the video I don't see small tip on the pen. Not like S-Pen


Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

I refuse to buy a snapdragon 801 device in 2014. Its funny how a year has passed and all we have is a slightly faster snapdragon 800 running on a device with a prototype quad HD display.

4. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2578; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Well if I were you then I wouldn't purchase a Snapdragon 805 either. The only real gain it has is in GPU performance. It's the 2014 version of going from a Snapdragon S4 to a Snapdragon 600. I think consumers are just expecting them to come out with something new and better, so they are creating a marginally better chipset to satisfy the demand. I am thinking the Snapdragon 810 in the beginning of 2015 would be the real upgrade to buy, especially if you already have a Snapdragon 800 powered device right now.

10. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I'm of the belief the 810 will debut this year in the Nexus. I originally scoped it being in the G3, LG always used top soc prior, but something changed this year and I'm not sure what it was yet.

11. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I have that same feeling too, cause Android L is going to be 64Bit. I really need to see how this all materializes! +1


Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

"Materialises" nice pun there

17. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2578; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Well rumors suggest it could be any thing from the Snapdragon 810 to Tegra K1 to even an Intel chipset that could provide a 64-bit chipset for Android L. I just personally don't think we will see a Snapdragon 810 device until either the holiday season (November/December) or until 2015. If you remember, Qualcomm was supposed to have the 805 out by end of May/early June but they had some setbacks with that. So even if they say they will have an 810 device by the end of the year I have to take into account a one to two month delay.

14. thunder18

Posts: 156; Member since: Aug 06, 2009

The 805 is just barely available for manufacturers to implement in devices coming out in the 2nd half of this year. They didn't use it because it was not available from a supply chain standpoint. They couldn't sit there and let Samsung sit at the top of the Android food chain selling everyone a Galaxy S5. Who would be left to by G3s if everyone already has an S5 or a One M8? Release timing is crucial. Remember what happened to Motorola with the Atrix when they kept pushing it's release farther and farther back? People moved on and bought phones that were AVAILABLE! Motorola lost mind share and potential customers who were already locked into having purchased other models.

15. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

LG was very smart to release the G3 with Snapdragon 801. I have both the 801 and 805 variant of the G3 and both perform very similarly. That's why the device was outed with a 801 in the first place. LG optimised it's performance.

19. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 975; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

People tend to have the expectation that an annual release will yield a dramatically different processor. Looking at pretty much the biggest CPU manufacturer (Intel), even they don't have an annual release that dramatically bests its prior release. It's more like every 2 years, a much better processor comes out. Comparing 801 to 805 is like comparing Sandy Bridge to Ivy Bridge. Compare SB to Haswell, now you have a dramatic difference.

5. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The S805 was announced about 4 months after the first Snapdragon 800 devices released. I don't know why it took 9 months for the 805 to be available for release, but I'm glad it's here now. Technically, the Adreno 420 is only 9% faster than the Adreno 330 in the 801, so the difference between it and the 801 on a QHD display wouldn't be noticeable at all. We won't be able to get Adreno 330/1080p performance on a QHD display until the S810 with the Adreno 430 comes out.

12. thunder18

Posts: 156; Member since: Aug 06, 2009

LG G3 cat 6 with the Snapdragon 805 vs the standard Snapdragon 801 equipped LG G3. The benchmarks are barely different:http://www.androidorigin.com/lg-g3-snapdragon-801-vs-g3-lte-cat-6-805-performance-benchmark-comparison/ "The new LG G3 LTE Cat. 6 scored 24,660 in Quadrant, a small jump up from the LG G3’s 23,551." "AnTuTu scores saw a similar amount of improvement at 33,991 vs the original’s 30,634. Both of these are still behind the Galaxy S5′s 36,603. So at least in benchmarks the Snapdragon 801 can keep up with the 805 any day of the week, which is probably why LG decided to stick with the 801 for the G3, cutting costs, but not performance." From what they say, the 805 bring negligable performance gains over the 801 which from a cost stand point, makes it not worth both the extra expense over the 801 nor did it make sense for them to wait for it to be available.

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