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LG G3 Stylus vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 : Can LG Finally Beat Samsung in the Phablet with Stylus Category?

LG G3 Stylus - a larger, pen-toting version of LG's 2014 flagship smartphone - has just been pretty much confirmed via a promotional video that was leaked by an anonymous source online.

LG G3 Stylus
In the Youtube clip - that has already been taken down - the phablet was shown alongside LG G3 and LG G3 Beat, an upcoming compact version of this year's top-of-the-line release.

LG G3 Stylus appears to be an interesting product but actually, it is not the first phablet from LG to support such accessory. Back in 2012, the Korean company launched the squarish LG Optimus Vu aka LG Intuition in the US, which came with a rubber-tipped pen but with no slot on the phone itself where users can tuck it in.

LG Optimus Vu

Given its limitations and the fact that it had to compete with Samsung Galaxy Note 2 - one of Samsung's best-selling smartphones to date - LG Optimus Vu failed to take off in a number of territories. Perhaps the lackluster international sales performance of the product prompted LG to altogether drop the concept in 2013 - or, at least limit, the market for next generation Vus to just South Korea - and to simply release larger versions of their flagship - the LG G Pro and LG G Pro 2 - with no stylus support.

Nevertheless, a lot of changes have been implemented by LG ever since it ceased production of the Vu. And these positive changes had allowed the Korean company to have a number of best-selling releases including LG G2 from 2013, the LG G2 Mini Dual SIM, LG G2 Mini LTE, and the 2014 flagship, LG G3. Innovative and industry-leading hardware and software features like the RearKey, Knock Code, Quick Memo, among many others have allowed the "other Korean Giant" to gain a solid following among gadget fans and to get decent sales figures as well as numerous awards from tech blogs and websites; LG G2, for instance, received the TechPinas Badge of Excellence last year.

That in mind, do you think LG G3 Stylus will be feature-packed and powerful enough to take on its main nemesis, the 4th Generation Samsung Galaxy Note that will be announced in September 2014? Will LG's new phablet reflect all the enhancements and improvements that the company has successfully put into effect in the past two years?

LG has yet to disclose the technical specifications and features of LG G3. Samsung Galaxy Note 4, on the other hand, is expected to come replete with a 5.7-inch 2,560 x 1,440 pixel SuperAMOLED display, 2.5 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 32 and 64 GB ROM, microSD card slot supporting up to 128 GB, a 16 MegaPixel autofocus camera with LED flash and ISOCELL sensor, 3 MegaPixel front cam for selfies, and at least a 3,000 mAh removable Li-Ion battery pack.

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