LG has unveiled a new smartphone, just days before it launches its flagship G5 device at Mobile World Congress.
The Stylus 2 has been outed ahead of its big name stablemate in order to make sure the G5 gets all the attention come February 21st. Although pitched as a mid–range device, it has some neat features which set it well apart from the pack.
Chief among them is the stylus from which it takes its name. A cool Pen Pop feature kicks into gear whenever the stylus is pulled from its holder, serving up a pop-up menu with shortcuts to a string of proprietary features.
LG also says you won’t lose your stylus thanks to a message popping up on screen whenever the stylus is out of its holder and you’re on the move. We’ll see about that when we’re scrabbling around for it after leaving it in a meeting.
Specs–wise, LG is making a big play of the design. The Stylus 2 is only 7.4mm thin and weighs 145g, making it a lot slimmer than last year’s Stylus-branded phone.
There’s a 13-megapixel camera round the back, an 8-megapixel snapper up front, Android Marshmallow and a quad–core processor. The screen comes in at a capacious 5.7–inches.
LG says the Stylus 2 will be ‘exceptionally-priced’ when it hits shelves over the next few weeks.