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.
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.The LG Stylo 4 is also still up for grabs from the likes of