LG’s MWC 2016 lineup is going to be big. Not only is the flagship LG G5 going to be there, but yesterday LG said that its new X cam and X screen phones will make an appearance in Barcelona, and today LG has revealed yet another phone that’ll be shown at MWC later this month.
The LG Stylus 2 is the latest stylus-equipped smartphone from the Life’s Good crew. The follow-up to the LG G4 Stylus, the Stylus 2 includes a stylus with a nano-coated tip the LG says makes it more accurate than the rubber-tipped stylus that came with the G4 Stylus.
LG is also throwing in several software features to take advantage of the Stylus 2’s pen, like Pen Pop, which will bring up a menu with shortcuts to Pop Memo and Pop Scanner when the stylus is removed. There’s also a Calligraphy Pen font to emulate writing with a fountain pen, and Pen Keeper, which will prevent you from leaving the stylus behind by popping up a warning message when the phone detects that it’s in motion without the stylus in its slots.
The rest of the LG Stylus 2’s spec list is a fairly mid-range. There’s a 5.7-inch 1280x720 display, quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of storage with a microSD slot for adding more storage, and a removable 3000mAh battery. The Stylus 2 is also packing 13-megapixel rear and 8-megapixel front cameras.
LG isn’t saying when its Android 6.0 phablet will launch or how much it’ll cost when it does. The Stylus 2 is described as being “exceptionally priced” and offering features of a premium device “at a price of a mid-tier phone.” With the Stylus 2, LG appears to be targeting consumers that want a device like the Galaxy Note 5, but at a price that’s a bit more affordable. Exactly how much cheaper it’ll be is still unknown, but if LG is showing the Stylus 2 at MWC next week, perhaps we’ll get pricing and launch details then.