Even though there's less than a week's time before LG officially unveils its next-generation flagship smartphone, the South Korean smartphone brand has introduced a couple of new mid-range smartphones. One of them is the LG Stylus 2, which is the spiritual successor to the LG G4 Stylus that came out last year. The LG Stylus 2 comes with a large 5.7-inch display and an improved Stylus Pen, but it doesn't compete with the Stylus-toting stalwart like the Samsung Galaxy Note. Instead, LG is competing with the mid-range Galaxy Note 3 Neo, whose price tag is within the realms of the Stylus 2.
The LG Stylus features a 5.7-inch IPS LCD display with in-cell touchscreen technology and a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels, which is covered using Corning's Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The pixel density is quite low, and the company should've provided at 1080p display for a better experience.
The company claims that the new Stylus Pen comes with a nano-coated nib for improved accuracy. Moreover, the new Pen Pop feature, which appears when the stylus is removed, offers shortcuts to actions like Pop Memo and Pop Scanner. The Pen Keeper feature reminds the user to not forget the stylus when it detects the absence of the Stylus in its bay while the device is in motion.
LG Stylus 2 specifications
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system
- 5.7-inch IPS display, In-Cell touchscreen, 1280× 720 pixels (258 ppi), and Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, autofocus, LED Flash, and 1080p video recording
- 8-megapixel front-facing camera, wide-angle lens, and 720p HD video recording
- 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB LP-DDR3 RAM, 16GB internal storage, and microSD card slot
- 4G LTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS (with A-GPS and GLONASS, NFC, microUSB v2.0 port, and 3.5mm headphone jack
- 3,000 mAh removable battery; 155 x 79.6 x 7.4mm; 145g
A quad-core 64-bit SoC that's clocked at 1.2GHz does all the processing grunt on this Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based smartphone, but the company is not revealing the exact model name of the chipset. 1.5GB RAM accompanies the processor, and there's 16GB of internal storage space to store all the necessary files. Should you feel the internal storage space as insufficient, there's a microSD card slot at your perusal, which can be used to expand the storage space on the LG Stylus 2. A 13-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel secondary camera carry the burden of the user's imaging needs.
In the connectivity department, the device comes with 4G LTE compatibility, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, NFC, microUSB v2.0 port, and a headphone jack. A 3,000 mAh removable battery is packed within this 7.4mm thin device. The company didn't reveal whether it will release a dual-SIM variant of the device in India, but we wouldn't be surprised if it does. It will be available in three colours; Brown, Titan, and White, after Q3 2016. There's no word on the device's pricing either. The LG Stylus 2 will be showcased at the company's booth at MWC 2016.