LG has unveiled its new Stylus 2 Plus smartphone and announced availability details of the device for various markets. The LG Stylus 2 Plus was first seen in April where it was claimed to be available in Taiwan. It has been priced at $340 (roughly Rs. 23,000) in Taiwan.
The company says that the LG Stylus 2 Plus will be available starting Wednesday in Taiwan. It will be available in other markets including Asia, South America, Europe and North America in the weeks to follow. LG adds that while the design of the Stylus 2 Plus remains same as the original LG Stylus 2, the smartphone has received significant enhancements compared to its original sibling.
Similar to the LG Stylus 2, it retains the 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 Plus comes include Pen Pop, which shows a popup menu when the stylus is removed and further offers shortcuts such as Quick Memo, Off 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 Plus features a 5.7-inch In-Cell display with a screen resolution of 1080x1920 pixels. It is powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core processor.
The LG Stylus 2 Plus will be available in two variants featuring different RAM, storage, and camera configuration. LG says it will vary as per region. The smartphone will come in 2GB of RAM with 16GB storage model as well as 3GB of RAM with 32GB of storage model. There will be also a 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front camera model as well as a 16-megapixel and an 8-megapixel front camera model.
The Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based LG Stylus 2 Plus is backed by a 3000mAh removable 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 155x79.6x7.4mm and weighs 145 grams. The Stylus 2 Plus will be available in Brown, Titan, and Gold colours.
Commenting on the launch, Juno Cho, President of LG Electronics and Mobile Communications Company said, "The LG Stylus 2 Plus offers users a spacious screen, powerful multimedia functionality and a writing experience at a competitive price. It's just another example of the constant refinements we're making to our mobile products to give LG customers a wide variety of features and designs to choose from."