Consumers in Australia, Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and the UK will be the first to be able to buy the LG Stylus 2 with DAB+. The phone will carry a RRP tag of EUR299.
The LG Stylus 2 features a DAB+ chipset and an exclusive app that allows customers to enjoy digital radio broadcasts out of the box. A technical interface also enables broadcasters to develop their own tailored apps in which internet services complement broadcast radio.
Users will be able to access more radio channels with DAB+ than traditional FM. Unlike regular internet radio apps that stream large amounts of data, DAB+ radio provides reception for free, as it uses no data, but of course only in those countries where DAB+ is available on the air.
“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 Company.
“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.”
“We are proud to help introduce a game-changing smartphone with an innovative company like LG. The combination of broadcasting and the internet opens up a vast array of possibilities for the future,” said Gunnar Garfors, president of IDAG.
“Consumers get new functionalities and media companies reach new audiences with more broadcasted free-to-air radio.”