LG, soon after revealing its new X-Series smartphones, on Tuesday announced an enhanced sequel to the G4 Stylus dubbed Stylus 2. Much like the LG X cam and LG X screen smartphones, the LG Stylus 2 will be showcased at the upcoming MWC event to be held in Barcelona, Spain.
The South Korean company as of now has not revealed any pricing details but has noted it will be “exceptionally priced.” LG revealed that the Stylus 2 will be available in South Korean starting next month and will be available in more markets including Asia, Europe, and the US later.
LG says that the new Stylus 2 smartphone feature a pen with a nano-coated tip which will offer more accuracy compared to the previous rubber-tipped pen seen on the LG G4 Stylus.
Some of the other features that the LG Stylus 2 comes with include Pen Pop, which shows a popup menu when the stylus is removed and further offers shortcuts such as Pop Memo and Pop Scanner. Another notable feature of the Stylus 2 is the Pen Keeper, which notifies users when the stylus bay is empty. “It prevents the stylus from being misplaced by displaying a popup message when the phone is detected as being in motion when the stylus bay is empty,” notes LG.
For specifications, the LG Stylus 2 features a 5.7-inch In-Cell display with a screen resolution of 720×1280 pixels.
It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor clubbed with 1.5GB of LPDDR3 RAM. It packs 16GB of inbuilt storage and also supports microSD card. The smartphone sports a 13-megapixel rear camera and also packs an 8-megapixel front camera.
The Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based LG Stylus 2 is backed by a 3000mAh battery and supports LTE, 3G, and 2G connectivity options. Some of the other connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, and Micro-USB. The handset is backed by a 3000mAh removable battery. It measures 155×79.6×7.4mm and weighs 145 grams. The Stylus 2 will be available in Brown, Titan, and White.
Commenting on the launch, Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company said, “LG Stylus 2 provides both the big screen and premium notetaking functions of a premium large phone at a price of a mid-tier phone. This device is another example of our commitment to the mass-tier segment where there is so much opportunity for growth and creativity.”