News by Luke Jones on Wednesday April 22, 2015.
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LG has launched a new smartphone, one that could be about to change the way we view smartphone storage in the near future. The LG G Stylo landed today a week before the company is set to announce its latest flagship, the G4. As you can probably gather by the name, the Stylo comes with its own stylus, much like we saw with last year's G3 Stylus.And indeed, the G Stylo very much follows that older handset in terms of hardware. It is a mid-range smartphone that features a big 5.7-inch 720p screen, plenty of real estate to use the accompanying stylus. Elsewhere there is a 1.2GHz 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 that in this case is coupled with 1.5GB of RAM, while the handset will ship with Android Lollipop out of the box. Other mid-range specs include a sizeable 3,000 mAh battery, Bluetooth 4.1, an 8 megapixel rear camera and a selfie quality 5 megapixel front facer. The device comes with a rather lowly 8GB of internal storage, but as we mentioned, this device could be a game changer in terms of storage. That?s because the LG G Stylo comes with the ability to handle a 2 terabyte micro SD card to expand the storage. At the moment, most smartphones arrive with a limit of 128GB, and that?s the devices that even allow micro SD expansion in the first place. LG is clearly laying a marker down here, although it is worth considering that no company makes a 1TB micro SD card. We would love to see more manufacturers follow LG's lead here and force card makers to go bigger in terms of storage.
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