LG is expanding its series of smartphones with the LG G4 name by adding two new models that look a lot like the company’s latest flagship phone, but which have substantially less powerful hardware.

The new phones include the 5.7 inch LG G4 Stylus, which is a big phone which comes with a rubber pen for writing or drawing, and the 5 inch LG G4c.

lg g4 stylus and g4c

Both new phones feature just 720p displays, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage, suggesting they’ll be substantially cheaper than the LG G4, which has a 5.5 inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel display, 3GB of RAM, and at least 16GB of storage.

The G4c might appeal to some folks looking for a smaller phone (when did phones with 5 inch screens start to qualify as small?), but while the phone looks like its big sibling, it has a lower-resolution display, less memory, and a less powerful processor. LG says the phone features a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, which is most likely a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 or similar chip.

The LG G4c has a 2,540 mAh removable battery, a microSD card slot, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, and support for 4G LTE. It runs Android 5.0 software and features 8MP rear and 5MP front cameras.

The larger G4 Stylus has slightly better specs including a larger 3,000 mAh battery, and a 13MP rear camera… at least on the 4G model. A 3G model has an 8MP camera for some reason.

LG says the 4G version of the G4 Stylus has a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, while a 3G model is available with an unspecified 1.4 GHz octa-core chip.

The LG G4c and G4 Stylus will be available in select markets in the coming weeks.

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One reply on “LG expands G4 smartphone family with G4 Stylus, G4c (compact)”

  1. 1GB of ram makes it a non-starter for an Android device that you will likely multi-task. Hard to compare to the $199 and $299 Asus products announced yesterday which have 2 and 4GB of ram, and better processors.

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