LG has used the CES 2017 trade show to formally announce the LG Stylus 3 Android smartphone. The handset offers mid-range specs, and as its name suggests, come complete with a stylus that can be used for input on the touch screen display.
While the device will be known as the LG Stylus 3 throughout most of the world, in the United States it has been given name LG Stylo 3.
The LG Stylus 3 offers improved specs over last year’s LG Stylus 2, although the new model is still positioned at the lower end of the mid-range market.
A display resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels on a 5.7-inch screen remains the handset’s biggest deficiency. And this is the one notable area where the smartphone does not better its predecessor.
The 1.5 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6750 is a step up from last year’s 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410, with eight Cortex-A53 cores as opposed to four.
And while last year’s smartphone offered variants with either 1.5 GB or 2 GB RAM, in the LG Stylus 3 the memory has been boosted to 3 GB.
Battery capacity has been increased by 200 mAh too – the new handset being supplied with a 3,200 mAh battery.
With a 13 megapixel main camera there is no change, and the selfie shooter has been reduced from 8 to 5 megapixels. However, resolution alone does not provide any firm guidance about imaging capabilities.