LG has announced the new variant of LG Stylus 2, that will be the world’s first smartphone with DAB+ for digital radio broadcasting. The smartphone was introduced at Radiodays Europe 2016 event in Paris.
The LG Stylus 2 features a 5.7-inch HD (1280× 720 pixels) IPS in-cell touch display and is powered by 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, paired with 1.5 GB LPDDR3 RAM. It offers 16 GB internal memory, that is further expandable via microSD slot and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
The Stylus 2 sports a 13 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and an 8 megapixel front-facing camera. It is packed by 3000 mAh battery and connectivity options include 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, NFC (optional).
The new LG Stylus 2 with DAB+ will first roll out in Australia, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom. However, there are no details about the price yet.
“A technical interface also enables broadcasters to develop their own tailored apps in which internet services complement broadcasted radio. Users will be able to access more radio channels with DAB+ than traditional FM. Unlike regular radio apps that stream large amounts of data, DAB+ radio provides excellent audio quality for free, as it uses no data,”