LG to show off the 5.7-inch Stylus 2 at MWC 2016

Mobile World Congress

Alongside the G5 and some new midrange entries, LG has now announced that it will unveil the LG Stylus 2 at Mobile World Congress 2016. The Stylus 2 is the follow-up to 2015's G4 Stylus, packing a large 5.7-inch screen and, as the name implies, a handy stylus.

The smartphone also packs some notable extras to take advantage of the included stylus. For example, a feature called Pen Pop toggles a shortcut menu when the stylus is removed. The Stylus 2 also includes what LG is calling Pen Keeper, which helps users keep from misplacing the included stylus by sending a notification if it detects the phone is in motion while the stylus is removed.

As for basic specs, that 5.7-inch screen comes in at a relatively low 1280 x 720, and the phone itself is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor running on a 3,000mAh battery. There's also 1.5GB of RAM on board, along with 16GB of storage, expandable via microSD. As for cameras, you're looking at a 13MP rear shooter, with an 8MP camera up front.

LG will be showing the Stylus 2 off at MWC 2016, and we'll bring you more from the show floor.

Press Release:

ALL NEW LG STYLUS 2 TO MAKE FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE AT MWC 2016

Enhanced Stylus Pen Offers Easy Note Taking and Drawing Experience

SEOUL, Feb. 16, 2016 ― LG Electronics (LG) will unveil its new LG Stylus 2, the enhanced sequel to the G4 Stylus, at MWC 2016 to be held in Barcelona, Spain. The exceptionally-priced 5.7-inch handset shares many of premium features available on LG's flagship models but also includes a pen with a nano-coated tip for more accuracy compared to the previous rubber-tipped pen.

The device features a set of proprietary functions developed specifically for the LG Stylus 2 to enhance the user experience such as Pen Pop, which toggles a popup menu when the stylus is removed to offer shortcuts to Pop Memo and Pop Scanner. Also new to LG Stylus 2 is Pen Keeper, which prevents the stylus from being misplaced by displaying a popup message when the phone is detected as being in motion when the stylus bay is empty. What's more, the new Calligraphy Pen font allows one to write as beautifully and decoratively as if using a fountain pen.

Only 7.4mm thin and weighing 145g, the LG Stylus 2 is noticeably thinner and lighter than its predecessor. The handset delivers a unique design statement with the incorporation of a Protruded Flat Display in the front, Spin Hairline pattern on the back and metallic frames on all its edges. The LG Stylus 2 sports a hefty 3,000mAh removable battery and a SD card slot to allow users to enjoy a variety of multimedia content on its large 5.7-inch screen. .
"LG Stylus 2 provides both the big screen and premium notetaking functions of a premium large phone at a price of a mid-tier phone," said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "This device is another example of our commitment to the mass-tier segment where there is so much opportunity for growth and creativity."

LG Stylus 2 Key Specifications:

  • Display: 5.7-inch HD In-Cell Touch (1280 x 720)
  • Chipset: 1.2GHz Quad-Core
  • Camera: Rear 13MP / Front 8MP
  • Memory: 1.5GB LPDDR3 RAM / 16GB ROM / MicroSD
  • Battery: 3,000mAh (removable)
  • Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Size: 155 x 79.6 x 7.4mm
  • Weight: 145g
  • Network: LTE / HSPA+ / GSM
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n / Bluetooth 4.1 / USB 2.0
  • Colors: Titan / White / Brown