LG has inadvertently revealed a new version of its flagship Android smartphone, called the G3 Stylus, in an online advert.
The handset appears in the closing shot of a promotional video for the G3 Beat, a smaller version of the company’s flagship, the G3. The phone is shown with a removable stylus very similar to the S Pen used by the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
With the IFA technology trade show kicking off in Berlin on 4 September, we strongly suspect the G3 Stylus will make an appearance, as appearing in this video would suggest it is almost ready for launch.
Prior leaks suggest the G3 Stylus will have a screen resolution of just 540 x 960, a long way short of the 2560 x 1440 offered by the regular G3. The photo suggests the G3 Stylus could be slightly larger than the regular 5.5-inch G3, although we’ll have to wait for confirmation on that - it could just be the way the photo is taken.
The G3 Stylus will go up against the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, which is widely expected to be announced at the start of September. Samsung is holding a media event in Berlin on the 3rd, where the Note 4 is expected to arrive.