LG’s Latest Budget-Priced Smartphone Includes Nano Coated Tip Stylus Pen

LG will be introducing the latest version of its flagship smartphone at the upcoming Mobile World Congress conference this week. At the event, the South Korean company will show off the new LG5, but fans of stylus devices will be more interested in the 5.7-inch phablet LG Stylus 2.

Currently there is one phone that dominates the stylus segment on mobile, the Samsung Galaxy Note. But other players are introducing their own versions, including LG and Huawei.

The LG Stylus 2 is a follow up to the G4 Stylus, which launched in May of last year to lukewarm receptions. The company made several improvements on the Stylus 2, including a new nano-coated pen for greater accuracy, which is replacing the Rubberdium Stylus of the G4.

While LG has upgraded the RAM from 1GB to 1.5GB and installed more powerful rear and front cameras with 13- and 8-megapixel respectively, the company is most proud of the new stylus, which it calls a pen.

The stylus/pen is becoming a valuable tool for many power users and creative types that own phablets, and the more accurate it is, the better LG can use it as a selling point.

Of course, typing on a phablet is not convenient, but if there is one thing the Galaxy Note has proven, it’s the existence of a large customer base that loves to use a stylus. Small business owners in design, landscaping, architecture, real estate, decorating and more have grown to appreciate the conveniences a stylus offers.

The improvement on the LG Stylus 2 extends to features that are designed specifically for the pen. When you take the pen out from the compartment, it triggers Pen Pop, a shortcut menu for the Pop Memo and Pop Scanner applications. So all you have to do is take the pen out and you can start writing, drawing or just doodling.

Another nifty feature is basically an alarm for your pen. If the phone detects the pen container is empty, an app called Pen Keeper will sound an alert on your phone.

“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 means you shouldn’t expect specs that match the Galaxy Note 5, but an affordable alternative.

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LG Stylus 2 Price Revealed

LG Stylus 2 Price Revealed

LG Stylus 2, the smartphone launched by the South Korean tech giant just ahead of MWC 2016 trade show last month, will go on sale this week in the company’s home country. The handset is priced at KRW 396,000 (roughly Rs. 22,000) on the company website.

Although LG has not yet mentioned the availability details of the LG Stylus 2 outside South Korea, a report from Yonhap News suggests that the handset will reach North America and Europe later this month.

LG at the time of Stylus 2 launch said that the handset features 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.

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. It measures 155×79.6×7.4mm and weighs 145 grams. The Stylus 2 will be available in Brown, Titan, and White.

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LG Stylus 2

LG Stylus 2

Display

5.70-inch

Processor

1.2GHz

Front Camera

8-megapixel

Resolution

720×1280 pixels

RAM

1.5GB

OS

Android 6.0

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

13-megapixel

Battery capacity

3000mAh

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