LG continues to surprise us each day. We’re only anticipating for the G5 but here’s the South Korean company teasing the public with other products like the new TONE Platinum Bluetooth Headset, X series mid-range phones, and the still unconfirmed G5 Lite. We’re also betting on that Always On display for the upcoming LG G5. Aside from all these mentioned, LG will also be showing off the new Stylus 2 –a follow-up to the G4 Stylus.

The LG Stylus 2’s announcement is earlier compared to last year when the G4 Stylus and G4c were introduced as new mid-range options just a month after the LG G4 was launched in April. Actually, this year’s LG G5 flagship is also arriving earlier than usual. It skipped MWC 2015 but now the company is all set to unveil more products in Barcelona.

We’re expecting the LG G5  will come with another variant, the G5 Lite, and now this: the LG Stylus 2. The latter is not exactly a G5 variant but note that LG didn’t call the new pen-enabled phone as G5 Stylus after the G3 Stylus and G4 Stylus but instead named it as Stylus 2.

We don’t know what’s going on with the South Korean executives’ minds but LG seems to be bolder this year. Perhaps they noted that Samsung’s numbers are going down so it’s taking advantage. It’s just a speculation but that’s a good thing because that means LG is being competitive and is still up for the challenge.

The LG Stylus 2 will come equipped with a 5.7-inch display screen, microSD card slot for storage expansion, 13MP rear camera, 8MP selfie shooter, and a 3000mAh removable battery. The mobile device comes with a stylus pen that now features a nano-coated tip compared to the old rubber-tipped version. Because of the stylus feature, it could rival the next Galaxy Note 6 but LG only added 1.5GB RAM and 16GB built-in storage. We can categorize this as a mid-range unit.

Other special features of the LG Stylus 2 include the Pen Pop user experience, Pop Memo, Pop Scanner, Pen Keeper, and the Calligraphy Pen font. Design-wise, the metallic frames and back panel  feature a Spin Hairline pattern, while the front shows a Protruded Flat Display. Still no information on pricing and availability but the mid-range phone should be priced anything below $300. Available in three color options: Titan, White, and Brown

LG Stylus 2 specifications:

• OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
• Processor: 1.2GHz Quad-Core
• Display: 5.7-inch HD In-Cell Touch, 1280 x 720 pixel resolution
• Dimension: 155 x 79.6 x 7.4mm
• Weight: 145 grams
• Battery: 3,000mAh (removable)
• Storage: 16GB, MicroSD (storage expansion)
• 13MP camera
• 8MP front-facing Camera
• Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n, Bluetooth 4.1, LTE / HSPA+ / GSM, USB 2.0

LG Stylus 2