LG’s Stylus 2 Plus is Pretty Much the Stylus 2 with a Fingerprint Reader

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LG has unveiled their latest offering in their “Stylus” line up of smartphones, the Stylus 2 Plus. While you may think that there must be some pretty significant improvements to this “Plus” model over the non-“Plus” model, you’re wrong, because there’s barely anything new.

Here’s a look at the LG Stylus 2’s specs:

  • 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

…And here’s a look at the LG Stylus 2 Plus’ specs:

  • Display: 5.7-inch Full HD IPS Quantum Display
  • Chipset: 1.4GHz Octa-Core
  • Camera: Rear 13MP, 16MP / Front 5MP, 8MP (varies by region)
  • Memory: 2GB, 3GB RAM / 16GB, 32GB ROM / MicroSD (varies by region)
  • 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 a, b, g, n / Bluetooth 4.1 / USB 2.0
  • Colors: Titan / Gold / Brown
  • Others: Fingerprint Sensor

As you can see, the only differences are a 1080p screen on the Plus to a 720p screen on the 2, a slightly faster chip, a slightly better camera (only in select regions, however), a slight bit more RAM, and a fingerprint reader. Of course, the average consumer will most likely look at the Plus as a true step up from the regular Stylus 2, however looking at it from a geek standpoint, there’s not anything different worth mentioning. Y’know, unless you absolutely love fingerprint readers…

Anyway, other than those suttle changes mentioned above, there’s nothing new here. The same size and form factor is present (however that’s not entirely horrible since this phone is pretty big already), the same battery cell is here, the same colors and network bands, the same OS, the same weight, etc. All in all, if you already have a Stylus 2, you really shouldn’t upgrade to a Stylus 2 Plus. Y’know, unless you absolutely love fingerprint readers…

The LG Stylus 2 is already available in Taiwan, while markets in Asia, South America, North America, and Europe will be the next locations of purchase over the coming weeks.

Enhanced Specifications for Better Performance, Display and Camera

SEOUL, June 1, 2016 – The LG Stylus 2 Plus, the latest edition of its large-format Stylus series, begins its global rollout with its launch today in Taiwan. The LG Stylus 2 Plus will make its way to customers in other key markets in Asia, South America, Europe and North America in the weeks to come.

While the design remains consistent with the original LG Stylus 2, the smartphone features significantly better performance than its original cousin. At its heart is a faster 1.4GHz Octa-Core processor, a sharper 5.7-inch Full HD IPS display and higher resolution 16MP rear camera, with a flash on both sides for clearer photos and videos in low light. Other improvements include more RAM and the choice of colors: Titan, Gold and Brown.

The Stylus 2 Plus carries over the nano-coated stylus which provides the tactile feedback of a quality fountain pen when writing on the screen. Using the stylus is made even more useful with UX features such as Quick Memo and Off Memo and Pen Keeper, which displays a warning when the stylus strays too far from the phone, or vice versa.

‘The LG Stylus 2 Plus offers users a spacious screen, powerful multimedia functionality and a writing experience at a competitive price,’ said Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics and Mobile Communications Company. ‘It’s just another example of the constant refinements we’re making to our mobile products to give LG customers a wide variety of features and designs to choose from.’

Key Specifications:

  • Display: 5.7-inch Full HD IPS Quantum Display
  • Chipset: 1.4GHz Octa-Core
  • Camera: Rear 13MP, 16MP / Front 5MP, 8MP (varies by region)
  • Memory: 2GB, 3GB RAM / 16GB, 32GB ROM / MicroSD (varies by region)
  • 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 a, b, g, n / Bluetooth 4.1 / USB 2.0
  • Colors: Titan / Gold / Brown
  • Others: Fingerprint Sensor

Source: 9to5Google




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