LG announces Stylus 2
LG offers sneak peek at the new Stylus 2 smartphone ahead of MWC 2016 LG

LG will unveil its new Stylus 2 smartphone, the sequel to the G4 Stylus, at the 2016 Mobile World Congress event to be held in Barcelona from 22 to 25 February. LG says the handset is "exceptionally-priced", but it is yet to reveal details.

The handset shares several premium features that are available in LG's flagship lineup. It includes a stylus pen with a nano-coated tip for more accuracy, when compared to the previous rubber-tipped pen.

The announcement was made by Juno Cho, LG president and chief executive officer, who said: "LG Stylus 2 provides both the big screen and premium notetaking functions of a premium large phone at a price of a mid-tier phone. This device is another example of our commitment to the mass-tier segment where there is so much opportunity for growth and creativity."

The device will come on board with the latest version of Android Marshmallow. It incorporates a bunch of features to enhance user experience such as Pen Pop. When the stylus pen is removed, the Pen Pop toggles a popup menu that offers shortcuts to Pop Memo and Pop Scanner. Besides, there is a new feature called Pen Keeper, which displays popup messages when the stylus bay is empty.

With a thickness of just 7.4mm, the Stylus 2 is noticeably thinner and lighter than its predecessor. It sports a 5.7in HD display, with metallic frames on the edges and spin hairline pattern on the back. It packs a hefty 3,000mAh battery.

A quad-core processor running with clock speed at 1.2GHz will be the power house inside the smartphone, while paired with 1.5GB RAM. It offers 16GB internal storage, expandable using a microSD card. It supports Wi-Fi802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth v4.1. Other key features are a 13 megapixel rear camera and an eight megapixel front-facing camera for selfie. Titan, white and brown are the three colour options the handset will be available in.