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Not long after unveiling the Stylus 2, LG this evening has officially taken the wraps off of the Stylus 2 Plus. LG says the device is available now in Taiwan and will be available in Asia, South America, North America, and Europe over the coming weeks.

Essentially, the Stylus 2 Plus is the same as the Stylus 2, but with slightly beefed up internals.

The Stylus 2 Plus has the same 5.7-inch display as the original Stylus 2, but it’s now full HD while the original was 720P. As for performance, the octa-core processor has seen a slight bump from 1.2GHz to 1.4GHz while the RAM has also slightly been increased from 1.5GB to 2GB. Finally, in select markets, the camera has also been improved to 16MP. In some markets, however, the camera will remain at 13MP.

Other than those improvements, the Stylus 2 Plus is essentially the same as the Stylus 2 that was originally introduced in February. The device includes the same nano-coated stylus as its predecessor, which LG says offers a powerful writing experience.

“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.”

The LG Stylus 2 Plus is available now in Taiwan and will come to Asia, South America, Europe, and North America over the coming weeks. The full press release is below:

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

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