I’ve never really been a big fan of using phones with a stylus, but if you are, the LG Stylus 2 could be right up your street. It’s not, as you might initially think, a stylus. “Stylus” is actually the name of the phone.
It’s an enhanced version of the G4 Stylus and has a 5.7″ HD 1280×720 pixel screen with a 1.2GHz quad-core chip and 1.5GB of RAM. There’s 16GB of storage and a microSD card slot so that you can augment that. Around back there’s a 13 megapixel shooter with an 8 megapixel one for selfies up front..
Powered by Android Marshmallow, it has a 3000mAh battery and all the usual bits you’d expect from a smartphone – WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.1 etc.
The handset follows on from the X series handsets by being slightly more specialized. Here the LG Stylus 2 has additions such as Pen Pop, Pop Scanner and Pop Memo. It also features Pen Keeper, a natty little innovation for ensuring that you don’t lose your stylus. It’ll mean that you can keep your stylus with your…. err.. Stylus
LG are cranking out the announcements ahead of the Barcelona madness, and they’ve only really got a little thing called the “LG G5” left to mention.
Further details on this particular handset on the press release below…
ALL NEW LG STYLUS 2 TO MAKE FIRST
PUBLIC APPEARANCE AT MWC 2016
Enhanced Stylus Pen Offers Easy Note Taking and Drawing Experience
LONDON, 16th February, 2016 — LG Electronics (LG) will unveil its new LG Stylus 2, the enhanced sequel to the G4 Stylus, at MWC 2016 to be held in Barcelona, Spain. The exceptionally-priced 5.7-inch handset shares many of the premium features available on LG’s flagship models but also includes a pen with a nano-coated tip for more accuracy compared to the previous rubber-tipped pen.
The device features a set of proprietary functions developed specifically for the LG Stylus 2 to enhance the user experience such as Pen Pop, which toggles a popup menu when the stylus is removed to offer shortcuts to Pop Memo and Pop Scanner. Also new to LG Stylus 2 is Pen Keeper, which 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. What’s more, the new Calligraphy Pen font allows one to write as beautifully and decoratively as if using a fountain pen.
Only 7.4mm thin and weighing 145g, the LG Stylus 2 is noticeably thinner and lighter than its predecessor. The handset delivers a unique design statement with the incorporation of a Protruded Flat Display in the front, Spin Hairline pattern on the back and metallic frames on all its edges. The LG Stylus 2 sports a hefty 3,000mAh removable battery and a SD card slot to allow users to enjoy a variety of multimedia content on its large 5.7-inch screen.
“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.”
LG Stylus 2 Key Specifications:*
· Display: 5.7-inch HD In-Cell Touch (1280 x 720)
· Chipset: 1.2GHz Quad-Core
· Camera: Rear 13MP / Front 8MP
· Memory: 1.5GB LPDDR3 RAM / 16GB ROM / MicroSD
· Battery: 3,000mAh (removable)
· Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
· Size: 155 x 79.6 x 7.4mm
· Weight: 145g
· Network: LTE / HSPA+ / GSM
· Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n / Bluetooth 4.1 / USB 2.0
· Colours: Titan / White / Brown