LG announces the LG Stylus 2, its latest affordable phablet smartphone


We’re less than a week away from the start of Mobile World Congress, and like the last major tech event before it, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, companies are starting to make product announcements ahead of the big event.

One of the first to do is LG, which this morning unveiled the latest addition to its Stylus family of affordable phablet smartphones. The Stylus 2, which will ship at an unspecified date later this year, will come equipped with a 5.7-inch 720p display, a Snapdragon 400 family quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1.5 GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage (expandable thanks to a microSD slot), a massive 3,000mAh removable battery and Android Marshmallow.

In its press release, LG notes the Stylus 2 will ship with a couple of pen-specific enhancements to its usual Android skin, including a feature called Pen Keeper that will notify the user when their phone is in motion but the accompanying stylus is not safely stowed in its bay.

As mentioned, LG has yet to announce pricing and availability related to the Stylus 2. The original Stylus was not released here in Canada, though the similarly equipped G Stylo did make its way to the Great White North courtesy of Wind Mobile.

LG is scheduled to announce its latest flagship device, the G5, on February 21st, a fact the company hasn’t been shy to share. Last week, the South Korean conglomerate also unveiled one of the first-party accessories that will launch alongside the G5, a case that allows users to take advantage of the phone’s upcoming always-on display technology. At the time of the unveiling, LG noted it was proud to announce “the existence of the accessory before the actual product.”

Stay tuned to MobileSyrup throughout Mobile World Congress for the latest mobile-related announcements and news.