LG Stylus 2 announced, to be unveiled at MWC next week

Himanshu, 16 February, 2016

We already know that the LG G5 flagship will be made official at this year's Mobile World Congress, and just yesterday, LG announced that a new, mid-range 'X' series of smartphones will be also be unveiled at the annual event.

Turns out that's not all, as the South Korean company has now announced that a sequel to last year's G4 Stylus - dubbed Stylus 2 - will also be unveiled at MWC 2016.

As clear from the device's name, the Stylus 2 will also come with a pen, but with a nano-coated tip instead of the previous rubber-tipped pen. LG says the change is aimed at attaining "more accuracy."

The phone will include a set of proprietary features that the company claims will enhance the user experience. These include Pen Pop and Pen Keeper. While the former "toggles a popup menu when the stylus is removed to offer shortcuts to Pop Memo and Pop Scanner," the latter is aimed at preventing the stylus from being misplaced - it displays "a popup message when the phone is detected as being in motion when the stylus bay is empty."

Specs-wise, the Stylus 2 is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, and sports a 5.7-inch HD display. RAM is 1.5GB, while internal memory is 16GB, although expandable. There's a removable 3,000mAh battery to keep the lights on.

In terms of camera, the device features a 13MP rear camera, and an 8MP front shooter. Measuring 155 x 79.6 x 7.4mm and weighing in at 145g, the handset runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and will be available in titan, white, and brown color options. While LG didn't reveal any pricing-related details, it did say that the Stylus 2 will be "exceptionally-priced."

"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," said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "This device is another example of our commitment to the mass-tier segment where there is so much opportunity for growth and creativity."



Reader comments

Man, people really can't understand words these days can they. Sigh.

So? I never mentioned who was the first to make a stylus for a smartphone, so how is that relevant? I was talking about the features. Try reading my comment again.

Sigh. Read my comment again. Nowhere did I mention LG copying Samsung with the stylus. I said they copied the FEATURES. FEATURES. So the software; 'Pen Pop and Pen Keeper.'