LG V60 and its Dual Screen attachment support Active Stylus pens

LG V60 and its Dual Screen attachment support Active Stylus pens

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The LG V60 ThinQ was recently introduced and launched to the wider public as LG’s newest flagship smartphone. We recently went hands-on with it, and we found it to be a reliable flagship smartphone that is decently priced. While the phone itself doesn’t have many “wow” factors, it does come with a Dual Screen attachment, a feature we’ve seen in previous LG smartphones that basically adds a second screen to your phone for multitasking purposes. Turns out, however, that there’s more than what meets the eye when it comes to the phone and its Dual Screen accessory. Now we know that the device, as well as its respective Dual Screen attachment, can work with Active Stylus pens.

LG V60 ThinQ XDA Forums

Active pens are basically input devices with electronic components that allow them to act as a pen to a display or touch panel. These are normally found in devices like Wacom graphics tablets, and they’re basically what makes them so good for digital illustration. They have features like touch sensitivity and more, aided by the internal components, which is what separates them from a normal stylus. Being able to use a stylus in a phone like the LG V60 ThinQ allows you to draw with your phone and basically do all productive tasks that would need a pen. This is in a similar fashion to the Galaxy Note devices, which come with a built-in pen, with the difference that the S Pen technology is proprietary whereas this isn’t.

We first learned the LG V60 ThinQ supports Active Pens thanks to Juan Carlos Bagnell (@SomeGadgetGuy) demonstrating it on his Twitch account. XDA’s Max Weinbach also tested out the feature:

It’s a very cool feature to have on the LG V60 ThinQ. While it may not bring the same level of functionality that we see on Galaxy Note phones, it is pretty close to that experience. We also have to praise LG for the fact that both the main phone and the screen attachment support active pens. Other Android devices that support active pens include the Motorola Moto Z4, but this is definitely not a mainstream feature in Android phones, even though we wish it would be.