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The LG Stylo 5 will be released on its first major carrier next week

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The LG Stylo 5 will be released on its first major carrier next week
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 resolution.

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