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Why LG’s Stylus 2 could spell the end of FM radio-equipped phones

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LG’s Stylus 2 smartphone may be a humble mid-ranger, but its launch could have far-reaching implications on the market.

That’s because the device will be the first to support DAB+, technology that could eventually phase out FM radio in the phone sector.

DAB+ is vastly superior to traditional FM radio, offering access to more channels, and it even allows users to stream online audio content without eating into their data allowance.

FM radio looks destined to be a thing in the smartphone market for a while yet, as flagship devices including the Sony Xperia Z5 and  LG G5G5 continue to support it, but DAB+ could well be the future.

Aside from its advanced radio tech, the Stylus 2 is a modestly-powered device, with a quad-core chipset and 1.5GB of RAM under the bonnet.

There’s also a 5.7-inch screen with a 720p resolution, a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel snapper for selfies.

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