LG Reveals Phablet And Budget Versions Of Its Flagship G4 Smartphone

LG’s G4, the company newest flagship smartphone, went on sale across the first parts of the world yesterday, and today the Korean company added two variants of the device to the mix.

The G4 Stylus is a 5.7-inch version of the phone which — as the name implies — comes with a stylus for navigation. There’s also a budget model, the G4c, which comes in at five inches, as opposed to the regular G4 which sports a 5.5-inch screen.

Design-wise, the devices are identically to the G4. Both the G4 Stylus and G4c support LTE and powered by a 1.2GHz Quad-Core processor, although the Stylus is available in a more modestly powered (and presumably priced) 3G version too. The pair pack lower specc’ed cameras — one area where LG has placed emphasis with the G4. Both phones include five-megapixel front-facing cameras (the regular G4’s is eight-megapixels), while the Stylus has a 13-megapixel rear camera, that drops to eight-megapixels for the 3G version, which is the same as the G4c’s.

Those details aside, the other main difference is battery size, as you’d expect given the different screen sizes. The G4 Stylus packs a 3,000mAh battery, its smaller sibling’s is 2,540mAh.

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HTC, Samsung and LG have each diversified their flagship devices with different sized and shaped to cater to varying taste and varying culture worldwide, and that’s exactly what LG has done with these two products.

The Korean company said these phones will go on sale across the world “in the next several weeks.” It did not say how much either will cost, other than that they are (apparently) “exceptionally priced.” The regular G4 is set to cost around $600 without a contract, or $200 if bought with a carrier package in the U.S.