Chalk up a win for LG when it comes to weird product names. If you’ve never heard of the LG Stylus 1 don’t panic: The LG Stylus 2 is actually the “enhanced sequel” to the LG G Stylo, which was also known as the LG G4 Stylus outside of the US and Korea, just in case you weren’t confused already.

Like its curiously named predecessor, the Stylus 2 has a large 5.7-inch screen but sports a slimmer and lighter design. The stylus has also been given a few enhancements according to LG.

  • 5.7-inch display with 1,280×720 resolution
  • 155mm by 79.6mm by 7.4mm and 145g (6.1 by 3.1 by 0.3 inches and 5.1oz)
  • 1.2GHz Quad-Core processor
  • Rear 13 megapixel camera, 8MP on front
  • 1.5GB RAM
  • 16GB storage with MicroSD
  • 3,000mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Mightier than the sword

The new stylus has a slightly mysterious ‘nano-coated’ tip as opposed to the rubber of the previous generation. But it’s the suite of new software features for the pen that make the biggest difference. Removing the pen now automatically gets you a pop up menu, a la the Samsung Note range.

The Pen Keeper is designed for the kind of people who constantly lose their keys. It gives you a warning if it detects the phone moving away when the pen bay is empty. There’s also a new Calligraphy Font for people with great handwriting and burning need to show it off on their phone.

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The same inside?

While the 13-megapixel camera is a nice jump up from the 8MP rear snapper on the Stylo, and the 20 grams/0.7 ounce weight difference is significant, there doesn’t seem to be too many other differences. The battery size is the same as is the storage space and even the processor is still a 1.2GHz quad-core, although LG hasn’t gone into any further specifics on that front.

We’re also not clear on pricing. The G Stylo was a mere $199 unlocked and the Stylus 2 promises to be “exceptionally priced”. But actual figures, timing or even where the phone will be available all has to be revealed. Look forward to seeing it in white, “titan” and erm… brown.

 

[Source:- cnet]