After releasing its newest pen-wielding handset
on two minor US carriers
with surprisingly little fanfare, LG is apparently gearing up to expand the mid-range Stylo 5
to a significantly larger wireless service provider before long.
According to veteran Twitter leaker Evan Blass
, Sprint will be picking up this budget-friendly 6.2
-incher next Friday, July 19, a launch date corroborated by a sharp new render depicting the large screen surrounded by relatively slim bezels and the built-in stylus that helps the phone stand out from the mid-end, sub-$300 crowd.
There's absolutely no reason to doubt the veracity of this information, considering both that illustrative image and the near-flawless track record of this leaking legend, who also tweeted a picture of the Cricket Wireless-bound LG Stylo 5
variant several days ahead of its actual commercial debut.
In addition to the AT&T-owned Cricket, the device is currently available from Boost Mobile as well, which just so happens to be a daughter carrier of Sprint. Hence, it's certainly not very surprising to hear the Stylo 5
is also headed for Sprint's main, postpaid service, especially considering that last year's Stylo 4
managed to cover three of the nation's big four mobile network operators alongside several smaller prepaid carriers.
The LG Stylo 4
is also still up for grabs from the likes of Amazon
and Best Buy
in an unlocked version compatible with all major US networks, including Verizon, so here's hoping the Stylo 5 will ultimately follow suit. Granted, the list of upgrades
is unusually short, but you do get a slightly larger battery and newer software out the box with the LG Stylo 5 in addition to the same old productivity features, respectable 3 gigs of RAM, single 13MP rear-facing camera, and FHD+ display with 2160 x 1080 pixel