With LG’s Mobile World Congress event beginning this Sunday, it seems the Korean company is getting all of its other phone announcements out of the way, announcing two new mid-range handsets yesterday, and now today unveiling the latest in their Stylus series, the LG Stylus 2.
Yesterday LG unveiled the LG X cam and the LG X screen, two mid-range smartphones giving us a glimpse at the company’s new ideas. Today, they’re focusing on an older series, the LG Stylus series, with the latest model being the LG Stylus 2, a “much anticipated sequel” to the LG G4 Stylus, or the G4 Stylo as it was also known.
The LG Stylus 2 has lost the G4 branding this time around making it a complete standalone device. It comes with a similar 5.7-inch screen however as well as the same 13-megapixel camera on the back. It also has an 8-megapixel camera on the front, but its actually shrunk the handset down somewhat, weighing 20 grams less than the original, at only 7.4mm thick.
Although the phone itself doesn’t warrant much fanfair, the stylus itself has some interesting features. It’s a much thinner version of its predecessor with what LG are calling a “nano-coated” tip adding that it “not only fives a real pen-like feel,” but also “allows for more accuracy when note taking and drawing compared to a rubber-tipped pen.”
Much like the Samsung Galaxy S Note series, removing the pen from the device will open up a “Pen Pop” menu which offers shortcuts to memo pads or scanning apps.
LG is set to show of the LG Stylus 2 at MWC next week. The device is set to launch later this year.