The G3 Stylus: A Lower-Spec G3, With a Stylus

The curtains are finally off the LG G3 Stylus. After sneaking the phablet into a promotional video about the G3 Beat earlier this month, LG has officially announced that the G3 Stylus will be unveiled at IFA 2014 in Berlin next month.

LG is positioning the G3 Stylus head-to-head with Samsung's Note 4, which will also be unveiled at IFA on September 3rd, but the specs are decidedly middling. The G3 has a 5.5-inch qHD display, a 1.3Ghz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM 13-megapixel rear camera, a 1.3-megapixel front camera, and a 3,000mAh battery. Also, there's no 4G LTE (I know, what?). Instead, LG will be rolling out the phone in 3G markets like Brazil, followed by countries in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

No word on pricing yet, only the promise that it will be "exceptional". We'll see. [LG]