LG launched a new version of Stylus 2 with Digital Audio Broadcasting Plus (DAB+) radio at the ongoing Radiodays Europe 2016 conclave in Paris.

The new LG Stylus 2 is touted as the world first smartphone to boast DAB+ radio application, wherein the users will be able to get access to more radio channels than just the traditional FM.

Regular radio apps draw large amounts of Internet data, whereas the DAB+ radio provides high quality audio for free, without the use of the phone's data. 

"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," Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, said in a statement.

"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," Cho added.

Another aspect of Stylus 2 is its pen like tool, which comes with a nano-coated tip. To enhance the user experience, LG has incorporated proprietary feature "Pen Pop", which toggles a popup menu when the stylus is removed to offer shortcuts to Pop Memo and Pop Scanner.

LG Stylus 2 also boasts an intuitive feature dubbed as "Pen Keeper", which prevents the stylus from getting misplaced. It displays a popup message when the phone is detected as being in motion, while the stylus bay is empty. LG has also included a "Calligraphy Pen" font feature that allows users to write notes decoratively as if using a fountain pen.

LG Stylus 2 with DAB+ radio release details:

The company has confirmed that the new Stylus 2 with DAB+ radio will initially be made available in Australia, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom. However, the details regarding the actual release time frame and device's price is still under wraps.

Stay tuned for more updates.

Also read: LG launches new K8, K5 series mid-range smartphones

Key specifications of LG Stylus 2 with DAB+ radio:

Model LG Stylus 2 with DAB+ radio
Display 5.7-inhc HD (1280x720p) with In-Cell Touch technology
OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Processor 1.2GHz quad-core CPU
Storage capacity 16GB (expandable)
  • Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with LED flash
  • Front: 8.0-megapixel camera
Battery 3000 mAh;
Network 4G-LTE
Add-ons DAB+ radio, Stylus pen, Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), USB v2.0, "Calligraphy Pen" font feature,
Dimensions 155.0 x 79.6 x 7.4 mm
Weight 145 g