LG targets the Samsung Note9 with its lower-cost LG Q Stylus
LG's take on a stylus-based handset will only set you back $649.
Most smartphone concepts get copied or adopted over time, but Samsung's stylus-specific Note range, most recently updated with the Samsung Galaxy Note9 has relatively few competitors.
LG's newest handset is a pretty direct shot at Samsung's stylus-based approach, with the new LG Q Stylus, as the name suggests, sporting its own inbuilt pen for note-taking. The LG Q Stylus pen can be used for handwritten notes or creating small animated GIFs, but it's not quite as powerful as the Note9's stylus, with (for example) no Bluetooth pairing for remote shutter operation.
Then again, at $649, it was always going to be a somewhat lighter option than the Note9, or indeed LG's own LG G7 ThinQ.
The LG Q Stylus runs off the mid-range Mediatek MT6750 octa-core processor with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. It's IP68-rated for water resistance, with a 6.2 inch 2160 x 1080 pixel LCD display and 16MP rear/8MP front cameras.
The model sold in Australia will be single-SIM, although dual-SIM variants of the LG Q Stylus do exist in other markets.
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If you're keen, the LG Q Stylus is available in Australia from Harvey Norman for $649.