LG Electronics introduced its latest smartphone, Stylus 2, which comes with DAB+ helping users to enjoy digital radio broadcasts by using less data. Speaking on the global radio broadcast, the South Korean tech giant at Radiodays Europe 2016, the world’s largest radio conference, said, emerging countries like Australia, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Norway, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands will be the first to receive the LG Stylus 2 with DAB+.
DAB+ is not new in the industry as it has a reach of over 500 million people across 40 countries in the world, and broadcasters in the US have already adopted HD Radio Standard for better audio quality. This is a standard for digital broadcasting that provides high-quality audio with the use of no data, as it is generally seen in regular radio apps that stream large amounts of data.
On the launch of the device
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 -said, Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications.
The smartphone features a big 5.7-inch display run by a quad-core 1.2 GHz processor. Stylus 2 comes with 1.5GB of RAM, a 1-watt speaker, and a 13-MP rear camera. The device is powered by 3,000mAh removable battery supported with 1280 X 720-pixel resolution to enjoy rich, multimedia content on the phone.
To provide better user experience LG has already partnered with the International DMB Advancement Group (IDAG) to include DAB+ technology in the new LG Stylus 2. On the partnership with LG Gunnar Garfors, president of IDAG has added: “Consumers get new functionalities and media companies reach new audiences with more broadcasted free-to-air radio.” In the last couple of years, developed countries have adopted DAB+ feature in the mobile that is expected to replace FM analog radio in the near future.