LG had plenty to say during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona last month. The company has not only unveiled their new G5 flagship and a couple of entry-level and mid-range smartphones, but has also unveiled their new mid-range phablet, the Stylus 2. The LG Stylus 2 has, since then, been released in LG’s homeland, South Korea. This launch actually occurred quite recently (March 8th), and now we have some new LG Stylus 2-related news to share with you, read on.
As per LG’s press release, the LG Stylus 2 is actually the first smartphone to support DAB+, which is short for a Digital Audio Broadcasting standard. The company actually brought this phablet to Radiodays Europe 2016 in Paris, where they basically re-announced it. The Radiodays Europe is the world’s largest radio conference, just in case you didn’t know. According to LG, the consumers in Australia, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway and the UK will be the first to get the opportunity to purchase this smartphone with DAB+. How does this work? Well, the LG Stylus 2 sports a DAB+ chipset which can be utilized by using an exclusive app which lets consumers enjoy digital radio broadcasting whenever they want. Users will be able to access more radio channels with DAB+, and thanks to a technical interface, you’ll also be able to develop your own tailored app in which internet services complement broadcasted radio (this concerns developers more than end users though). Unlike regular radio, DAB+ radio provides great audio quality for free, it doesn’t use any data. For those of you who have never heard of DAB+, this standard is actually expected to replace FM analog radio, and already reaches over 500 million people all around the world.
“We are taking a proactive approach towards the fast-paced technological shift to digital broadcasting with DAB+ to deliver a new paradigm of experiences through the smartphone. With its large 5.7-inch screen, 1 watt speaker and 3,000mAh removable battery, the LG Stylus 2 is the perfect device to enjoy rich, multimedia content,” said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. In addition to the aforementioned specs, the LG Stylus 2 also ship with 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable internal storage, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. You’ll also get a stylus pen along with this phone, as its name suggests.