LG Stylus 2 Plus Smartphone Delivers More Power, Better Screen
The new Stylus 2 Plus handset is available immediately in Taiwan, but is headed to North America and other markets in the future.LG has unveiled its LG Stylus 2 Plus smartphone, which gets several key performance and feature improvements compared with its earlier Stylus 2 sibling. The new handset was launched in Taiwan on June 1 and is expected to roll out to other markets including Asia, South America, Europe and North America soon, according to the company. The updated LG Stylus 2 Plus has a faster 1.4GHz octa-core processor; a Full HD 5.7-inch In-Plane Switching Quantum touch-screen display; a higher-resolution, 16-megapixel rear main camera with dual flash; and 2GB to 3GB of memory depending on the market. The original LG Stylus 2, which was unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, in February, is equipped with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB of LPDDR3 memory, a 5.7-inch HD touch-screen display and a 13-megapixel rear camera, according to an earlier eWEEK story. The Stylus 2 Plus still includes a nano-coated stylus that gives users "the tactile feedback of a quality fountain pen when writing on the screen," according to LG. The stylus can be used with a wide range of apps that are included on the handset, including Quick Memo, Off Memo and Pen Keeper, which helps users by displaying a warning when the stylus gets too far away from the phone and could be lost.
The handset, which runs on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system, has the same 3,000mAh removable battery as the previous model, as well as an 8MP front-facing camera. It also includes a fingerprint reader for security and 16GB or 32GB of onboard storage, depending on market, and is equipped with a microSD slot for additional storage. In addition to its LTE connectivity on GSM networks, the handset includes WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 and USB 2.0 connectivity capabilities.