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LG Stylus 2 launches this week in Korea, price revealed

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LG Stylus 2 launches this week in Korea, price revealed
LG today announced the release of the Stylus 2, a brand new smartphone that was first unveiled last month as a successor to the G Stylo / G4 Stylus from last year. For now, the LG Stylus 2 is launching only in South Korea, where it's going on sale this week for around $328 (396,000 KRW in local currency). According to Korean website Yonhap News, later this month, the handset should also be released in North America and Europe.

Running Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the LG Stylus 2 is a pretty large device, as it sports a 5.7 inch display (with 720 x 1280 pixels and 258 ppi). The handset is built around a metallic frame, and obviously comes with a stylus pen - an enhanced one that offers increased accuracy thanks to a nano-coated tip. The new pen also benefits from a feature called Pen Keeper, which displays "a popup message when the phone is detected as being in motion when the stylus bay is empty" - thus preventing users from losing the pen.

The Stylus 2 is powered by an unknown quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, further featuring LTE connectivity, a 13 MP rear camera, 8 MP front-facing camera, 16 GB of expandable internal memory, and a 3000 mAh battery. There's 2 GB of RAM on the Korean Stylus 2, but the handset may have only 1.5 GB of RAM in other markets.

Last year's LG G Stylo is currently sold in the US for around $290 (off contract), so we assume that the Stylus 2 will have a similar price when (and if) it lands stateside. We'll let you know when we hear more about this.

sources: LG (translated), Yonhap News

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posted on 07 Mar 2016, 21:34

1. Hypergy (Posts: 54; Member since: 24 Feb 2016)

I'm curious if the pen is wacom powered.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 23:40 2

6. tyrionTheWise (unregistered)

No, it's a capacitive pen.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 03:03

9. ibend (Posts: 6675; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)

they should use wacom, SD650, and 4GB RAM, and sell it for $350.. that way we can have more option for note-class smartphone :-/

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 21:44

2. hellonerds (Posts: 334; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)

LG S pen 2

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 21:53

3. VirginSeventyTwo (banned) (Posts: 7; Member since: 03 Mar 2016)

LG = bad reputation = no thank you :)

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 22:19 3

4. htcisthebest (Posts: 294; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)

Pretty lady

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 23:18 4

5. BobbyBaster (banned) (Posts: 28; Member since: 07 Mar 2016)

Another failure product from LG.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 01:37 5

7. MrElectrifyer (banned) (Posts: 3960; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)

The most asinine mindless hater has returned...for a short period of time.

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 02:12

8. UglyFrank (Posts: 1939; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)

I would've expected it to be influenced by the G5 somehow but I guess not

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 03:49

10. chenski (Posts: 554; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)

Well the note series needs a mid range version, so this is it

posted on 08 Mar 2016, 11:19

11. Bubbybuster (banned) (Posts: 21; Member since: 21 Oct 2015)

Oh cover me in that android seed. Give it to me.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 09:27

12. celinedion (Posts: 44; Member since: 19 Jan 2016)

Korean cost more, usually

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