LG Outs Its Subsequent Phablet, The Slender LG Stylus 2
There’s lower than every week to go till LG’s pre-MWC press convention, the place the corporate is predicted to carry the veil on a brand new flagship smartphone, the LG G5. However the South Korean cellular maker has one other handset to point out off in Barcelona — which it’s simply introduced at present.
The 5.7 inch LG Stylus 2 is the comply with on phablet to the G4 Stylus, which launched in Might final yr. The display measurement of the sequel is identical however LG has shaved a couple of millimeters off the thickness, with the Stylus 2 measuring simply 7.4mm vs 9.4mm for final yr’s mannequin.
It’s additionally a couple of grams lighter, weighing in at 145g vs 163g for the G4 Stylus. Regardless of being so slender the phablet does embrace an SD card for consumer expandable reminiscence. It additionally packs a three,000mAh detachable battery.
One other modified is a tweak to the bundled stylus, which LG is now calling a “pen”. It says the brand new stylus has a “nano-coated tip” — for, it claims, enhanced accuracy vs the rubber-tipped stylus of 2015’s phablet. It’s additionally touting a brand new Calligraphy Pen font which is says will let individuals write with the stylus as if it have been a fountain pen.
One other new function goals to keep away from telephone and stylus being separated, so the telephone will pop up a warning message when the handset is detected to be in movement but the stylus bay is empty. So no extra stylus separation nervousness.
Beneath the hood of the Android 6.zero system there’s a 1.2GHz Quad-Core chip, 1.5GB RAM and 16GB of inner storage (consumer expandable as famous above), so in basic phablet type it’s not going to be treading on the toes of the high quality smartphone flagships.
Around the again, there’s a 13MP digital camera located close to LG’s now trademark rear energy key placement (adore it or hate it). And the handset will are available a selection of three colours: white, brown and “titan” (aka a charcoal/metallic shade).
There’s no particular affirmation of pricing but however LG says the worth-tag can be “of a mid-tier telephone” — including that it’s aiming the handset firmly on the “mass-tier phase” (aka the place there’s nonetheless some progress to be present in smartphones).
The corporate might be displaying the Stylus 2 at MWC subsequent week. TC can be on the bottom in Barcelona to get arms on so keep tuned.