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LG G3 Stylus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Who will be the king of phablets?

The LG G3 Stylus and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be ushering in a new era of phablets, but which one will come out on top?

Phablets still remain a fairly niche alternative to a smartphones or tablets and since the initial craze about them a couple of years ago, production of them seems to have dramatically slowed down. The Galaxy Note has long been considered the premier phablet device and the upcoming Galaxy Note 4 looks to keep that trend going. However, thanks to an early picture leak, it seems LG will be launching their very own phablet, the LG G3 Stylus. But based on what we know about each of them so far, which one will come out on top?

LG G3 Stylus specifications, rumours and release date

Following on from the initial success of the LG G3, we expect to see the same styling and feature set included in the LG G3 Stylus. As you can tell by its name, it’ll ship with its own stylus and should arrive with some dedicated stylus apps as well. The laser autofocus of the original G3 will be missing from the G3 Stylus and instead will be replaced by a single LED flash, which is a pity. Expect to see a beefy 3GB of RAM present and that same beautiful display also used. In terms of a release date, it seems LG are looking to release the LG G3 Stylus before its competition hits the shelves. The end of August seems like a probable release date. There’s no details on pricing, but if it follows the same line as the LG G3, then the device certainly won’t be cheap.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 specifications, rumours and release date

For once, Samsung has been fairly tight lipped on what we can expect to see in the Galaxy Note 4. What we do know is that the probable release date of the Galaxy Note 4 is September 3rd. As with most Samsung devices, we expect to this be a near worldwide release. It’ll carry the same S Pen stylus and largely feature the same design as we’ve seen previously. We’re also led to believe that we could see a ‘Prime’ version of the Galaxy Note 4, which will use a metal build. There’s going to be a small jump in screen size, from the Note 3’s 5.7-inch display to the Note 4’s 5.9-inch offering. No news as of yet if any new technology will be used within the display. Pricing is the one area where we’ve seen conflicting reports. Although one or two sources believe we’ll see a vastly cheaper Note 4, we reckon that to keep in line with their premium pricing, the Note 4 will be an expensive investment.