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It carries the G3 name, but not its lofty specs

The LG G3 has made quite a splash on the market, and has helped LG rack up record sales of 14.5 million smartphones for Q2. The flagship device carries with it a QHD (2560x1440) display, Snapdragon 801 processor, and a healthy 3GB of RAM.
LG is looking to follow-up that success with the new G3 Stylus. We first heard of this new smartphone via a promo video that was posted by LG earlier this month, however, those looking for a specs monster will be disappointed.
The G3 Stylus features a 5.5” qHD (960x540) display (which of course accepts handwriting, sketching, etc. via its included stylus), 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, and a microSD slot. Photography duties are handled by a 13MP rear camera and a 1.3MP front-facing camera.
Perhaps biggest omission – from a U.S. market perspective -- is that the G3 Stylus doesn’t even support LTE networks, which is a big omission compared to comparable devices like the Galaxy Note III (which after nearly a year on the market would likely be price comparable to the G3 Stylus while offering superior specs). However, considering the countries that the G3 Stylus will first launch in – Brazil, Russia, the Middle East, parts of Asia, and Africa – this probably won’t be much of an issue.
LG hasn’t yet announced U.S. availability or pricing, but did note that the G3 Stylus will be offered at an "exceptional price that can't be beat.”

Source: LG

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What the heck?
By FITCamaro on 8/26/2014 9:31:00 AM , Rating: 5
How can you offer a phone today that doesn't have LTE support? A Note 2 has roughly the same CPU specs and more RAM than this (except resolution) and still works wonderfully.

RE: What the heck?
By Makaveli on 8/26/2014 9:42:14 AM , Rating: 2
Ya double wow to no LTE.

RE: What the heck?
By Spuke on 8/26/2014 9:58:10 AM , Rating: 2
Look at the launch countries. Doubt they have significant LTE penetration there. Also, I'm willing to bet this is never coming to the US or any other 1st world country.

RE: What the heck?
By Flunk on 8/26/2014 10:23:55 AM , Rating: 2
I imagine this won't be sold in the US, this looks like the sort of phone that would sell very well in Korea and maybe China.

RE: What the heck?
By ssnova703 on 8/26/2014 11:16:11 PM , Rating: 2
I imagine this won't be sold in the US, this looks like the sort of phone that would sell very well in Korea and maybe China. </quote

Korea has LTE deployed, and much better phones out in there market. I doubt this phone will sell well there.

LG(a Korean company) has released the G pro 2 F350 in Korea, which has LTE, while we still wait for it to be dispatched to a carrier over here.

RE: What the heck?
By GulWestfale on 8/26/2014 2:40:48 PM , Rating: 2
the specs are roughly comparable to a note I, except that the screen's res is even worse.... good enough for apple users, but not what android users are used to.
so i can only surmise that this is meant for developing countries, because i recently got my note II as a free upgrade on my existing contract. this will be a very tough sell in developed markets.

RE: What the heck?
By Jedi2155 on 8/27/2014 5:10:31 AM , Rating: 2
*ahem* My note II has more resolution too (1280x720).

It has the wrong name
By DeathReborn on 8/26/2014 1:36:51 PM , Rating: 2
It's rather poor form to use the G3 moniker on something this low end. This should use their L3/5/7 branding to avoid people buying it thinking they got a bargain G3.

This phone will appear in the US & UK along with most of Europe and many a gullible person will fall for it.

RE: It has the wrong name
By retrospooty on 8/27/2014 1:07:54 PM , Rating: 2
I was thinking that too... But its standard Modern marketing. The names aren't designed to make sense to tech users that are looking at specs, they are designed to fool the unaware into thinking "This is just as good as that"

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