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LG Style 3 with Snapdragon 845 and IP68 rating announced

LG has announced the Style 3 as its latest addition to the Japanese market. The smartphone features a mix of modern and dated specifications. For example, it features 2018’s Snapdragon 845 chipset, a wide notch on the display and a basic dual camera setup. However, there are a few notable features of the device, including an IP68-rated dust and water resistant chassis, OLED display, dedicated Google Assistant button and NFC for payments. The smartphone has been released for Japan’s DoCoMo carrier, and is expected to go on sale in summer this year. Availability for international markets has not yet been announced.

LG Style 3 specifications and features

The LG Style 3 has been launched for Japan’s DoCoMo carrier

The LG Style 3 sports a 6.1-inch OLED display with QHD+ resolution. There is a wide iPhone-like notch on top which features the front camera and various sensors. Powering the smartphone is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, which is paired with just 4GB of RAM. The storage is capped at 64GB, which is expandable up to 512GB via a microSD card slot.

On the camera front, the Style 3 features a basic setup with a 48MP primary camera paired with a 5MP depth sensor. The selfie camera is an 8MP unit. The battery on board features a capacity of 3,500mAh. LG hasn’t specified whether it comes with any sort of fast charging, but we know wireless charging isn’t available. A physical fingerprint sensor is placed on the back, and face unlock is likely to be present as well, although this isn’t confirmed. Notable connectivity features include NFC, USB Type-C and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The phone comes with an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance. A dedicated Google Assistant button is also available.

LG Style 3 pricing and availability

The LG Style 3 has been listed on DoCoMo’s website in Japan. It will go on sale in the country in June this year, at a price of JPY 38,000 (~Rs 26,850). The phone has been listed in Aurora White and Mirror Black colours. International availability hasn’t been announced as yet.

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Ketaki Bhojnagarwala

Ketaki has over 10 years experience writing on tech, having worked at the Hindu Business Line and 91mobiles earlier. When she's not editing copies or reviewing the latest gadgets, she spends her time binge-watching Netflix and reading fantasy fiction.