Sprint’s LG G Stylo is getting an update to android Marshmallow. The device got to Sprint in June and it didn’t make that much of a fuss then because it is basically a generic big-screen low-price device with a built-in stylus. The device may not be on your most important devices to update by the end of the year, but here we are.
Sprint officially announced Android 6.0 for LG G Stylo, and it should be rolling out to all devices starting today. It may take a week to get to ALL devices in the US, but it is happening. This is the third official update for the device, which seems to be easy to update or popular among Android devs!
The T Mobile G Stylo version did not receive its Marshmallow flavor yet, but we hope it will happen soon.
The low-end LG G Stylo reaches the US and sets a sell price of $200 on Boost Mobile, plus it will also come to Sprint and Sprint Prepaid in June. The device itself is rather weird, having a large screen with a built-in stylus that would make it a Galaxy Note competitor, but its low-end spec list fails miserably at pretty much everything.
You can find the device on Boost Mobile selling for $200 off contract and soon you will be able to buy it from Sprint as well. Starting June 7th, Sprint will sell LG G Stylo at the same price, and regular contracts and post-paid customers will get the device starting June 12th. Considering the fact that the $12 a month in 24 month plan takes the device at $288, you should buy it straight off the bat to save yourself some money, even on pricier plans.
The G Stylo is also available on T Mobile at the same price. It uses a phablet-ish 5.7” 720p screen paired with a Snapdragon 410 processor and 1 GB of RAM. This should be enough to run Android 5.0 and LG’s own skin, but that also includes some software meant for the Stylus which bloats things up. You also get 8 GB of storage plus a MicroSD slot and a 3000 mAh battery you can remove. You also get an 8Mp primary camera and a 5MP snapper in the front.
7-inch HD IPS touchscreendisplay with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 so you can view media and games on a bigger screen.
A convenient Stylus Pen for easy, efficient writing and drawing.
8-megapixel rear camera with laser auto focus to capture incredible shots – no matter the setting.
5-megapixel front camerawith Soft Light and Gesture Shot for upping your selfie game.
Knock Code™for a personalized knock sequence to wake and unlock your phone.
QuickMemo®+, which lets you write or draw on any screen and the integrated Stylus makes doodling easier than ever.
Android™ 5.0, Lollipop, for an intuitive and easy-to-use smartphone experience.
2GHz quad-core processorfor smooth and seamless on-device performance.
Removable 3,000mAh batteryproviding up to 24 hours of talk time1.
All 5 major US carriers announced today that they will sell the LG G4, but that’s not all the T Mobile will be selling. The carrier will also have exclusive rights over Leon and G Stylo (not that Stylo), two mid-range smartphones from LG. Both devices were previously announced at Mobile World Congress, and they were previously announced as selling to the Asian market, but now the US can sigh in relief as well.
It appears that T Mobile is already changing its product pages in order to freshen everything up for its LG line.
LG G Stylo brings about a 5.7” 720p IPS display paired with a removable 3000 mAh battery and, under the hood, you will find a quad-core 1.2 GHz processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The device will also have a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. It runs Android 5.0 straight from the box.
The Leon presents itself as a cheaper and simpler device with a 4.5” FWVGA (220 ppi) display with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and 1 GB of RAM, plus 8 GB of storage and a 1900 mAh removable battery. The device has a 5MP rear camera and a VGA front snapper. It also runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop straight from the box.
Both devices share LG characteristic design accents with slightly curved bodies and back-positioned power and volume buttons just below the camera. They also share removable batteries, expandable memory with microSD slots and Android 5.0 with LG G series UI on top.
LG G Stylo will be a great choice for those who love Samsung Galaxy Note, but do not have the funds necessary for purchasing one. The Leon however presents mediocre specs and a bulky body that probably no one of importance will want. It may prove to be a good prepaid phone though, or, why not, a premium burner phone of sorts.
Pricing and availability are yet to be known at the moment but they will launch at about the same time as LG G4.
LG recently announced the G Stylo, a low-end phablet with a stylus pen and mediocre hardware. Basically, what you’re getting from this phone are the huge screen, the stylus and nothing else of importance. The branding and name of the device seem to be a play on the words stylus and stylish. Let yourself digest that move for a moment!
The G Stylo is a sequel to the G3 Stylus. Here’s what you can find under the chassis:
7” 720p screen
Snapdragon 410 processor
5 GB of RAM
8 GB storage plus MicroSD card
8 MP primary camera with a 5MP front camera
3000 mAh battery.
LG G Stylo starts selling on various markets on May 5th. No news relating pricing and specific location is known at the moment. Because it has a big screen with a brand name and mediocre specs, the phablet will probably be picked up by US carriers as well.