LG is going to announce the G5 at MWC in just a few days, but that's not all. The smartphone maker has taken the wraps off the Stylus 2, a considerably less exciting phone, but one that won't make such a big dent in your bank account. Plus, it has a stylus. I know, who would have thought?
Here are the specs for the Stylus 2 according to LG.
- 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
The 1.5GB of RAM should make it clear this is not going to be a powerhouse. The specific ARM chip isn't listed, but a quad-core 1.2GHz is probably some flavor of Snapdragon 400. The screen will at least be better than some of LG's budget offerings at 720p and 5.7-inches in size.
The stylus, from which the Stylus 2 gets its name, has a "nano-coated tip" for better accuracy compared to regular rubber tips. It will have Android 6.0 with LG's standard skin and a few note taking features. LG also has a neat thing called Pen Keeper, which helps you keep track of the stylus by producing a notification when your phone is in motion without the stylus docked. We'll see more of the Stylus 2 at MWC (maybe with pricing and availability even), not that anyone will be paying attention with the G5 also on the scene.