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This article was published on August 5, 2014


LG’s large G3 Stylus smartphone leaks in new G3 Beat video ad

LG’s large G3 Stylus smartphone leaks in new G3 Beat video ad
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LG appears to have accidentally leaked a new version of its flagship G3 smartphone, called the G3 Stylus. In an advert promoting its smaller brethren, the 5-inch G3 Beat, the upcoming handset is clearly visible in the closing frames. While the industrial design is identical to the other models, the branding and pop-out stylus confirm that it’s a new variant.

A large display and dedicated stylus would suggest LG is targeting Samsung’s popular Galaxy Note line and other large-screen Android smartphones. As Engadget notes though, prior leaks have referenced a fairly low-resolution display – unlike the 2K panel in the original G3 – which would position it as a cheaper alternative to the almost inevitable Galaxy Note 4 later this year.

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YouTube [via CNET | Engadget]