A smartphone stylus is a rare sight, especially when were not looking at Samsungs Galaxy Note. Rival LG has approached the market from the other side the entry level and will soon unveil the LG Stylo 4. It’s a version of the LG Q Stylusα that was unveiled last week.
The previous Stylo phone, the 3 Plus, was smaller despite its “plus” name. This one joins the tall aspect ratio screen movement with 6.2 1080p+ screen. The stylus is capacitive, so the screen doesnt feature and extra digitizer.
The LG Stylo 4 is powered by an unnamed Snapdragon chipset with a 1.8 GHz octa-core processor (The S450 is a likely candidate). It has 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB storage (21 GB user available), plus a microSD slot. Note that the Q Stylusα has 3 GB of RAM. The phone will launch with Android 8.1 Oreo.
LG Stylo 4 box reveals all the details of the stylus-packing entry level phone
The camera department hasnt changed much in terms of hardware, it consists of a 13 MP rear camera and a 5 MP selfie cam with a wide-angle lens. The cameras feature Portrait mode and (of course) AI, specifically LGs Q Lens as seen on the G and V-series flagships.
Speaking of, the phone also sports DTS-X 3D surround audio for immersive sound when you use headphones. Not bad for an entry-level phone. The 3,300 mAh battery sounds good too.
Interestingly, the Stylo 4 supports the 600 MHz LTE band. That means it will likely launch on T-Mobile USA (the 600 MHz band offers the best LTE coverage). If not on T-Mo directly, the phone will certainly be on the MetroPCS network as suggested by the official page listed on the dox.