STYLUS Posts on XDA

Take note: The TCL Stylus 5G is coming to T-Mobile and Metro

There's a certain appeal when it comes to being able to write notes on your phone by hand. The TCL Stylus 5G is a new and affordable smartphone option for T-Mobile and Metro, that will, as you've probably guessed from the product's name, offer support for a stylus. The TCL Stylus 5G has a large 6.81-inch...

Google’s upcoming Pixel Tablet could offer stylus support

After years of neglect, Google is finally getting serious about Android tablets. Google's first real effort in recent years for large screen devices came in Android 12L, which brought along some much-needed UI optimizations for tablets and foldables. But many felt that Google should lead by the example and release its own Android tablet to...

More advanced USI pens for Chromebooks are on the way

The Universal Stylus Initiative (USI) has released version 2.0 of its active stylus specification, laying the foundation for more advanced and powerful styluses for Chromebooks, laptops, and tablets. The latest standard adds several notable features, including wireless charging support, an upgraded color palette, and support for in-cell display panels. The main highlight of the latest specification...

These are the Best Pens for the Surface Duo 2 in 2022

Along with some Surface PCs, Microsoft has just launched the Surface Duo 2, the successor to its flagship folding phone from last year. The Surface Duo was a unique phone in the sense that it had two displays attached with a hinge. It was Microsoft's first attempt at making a smartphone after the entire Windows...

Samsung S Pen Pro Review: One stylus to rule the Galaxies

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 takes the already excellent Fold 2 and adds a bunch of refinement and polish, including sturdier materials, water-proofing, and stylus input support. The first two upgrades are immediately noticeable the minute you begin using the Galaxy Z Fold 3. But to use a stylus — better known as the...

Best USI pens for laptops, Chromebooks, and tablets in 2021

The Universal Stylus Initiative (USI) defines industry-wide standards for interoperable communication between an active stylus and touch-enabled devices, such as phones, tablets, and computing and entertainment platforms. Thus far, there are quite a few solid USI pens available on the market, but they're a bit pricier than the old-school capacitive styli. Writing with a USI...

LG V60 and its Dual Screen attachment support Active Stylus pens

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,...

The Moto Z4 apparently supports styluses like the Microsoft Surface Pen

Stylus support in smartphones is not a common feature. The most notable devices with stylus support are obviously the Samsung Galaxy Note series, but we haven't seen it in many other handsets. Apparently, the Moto Z4 has support for stylus', but Motorola didn't make a big deal about it. Moto Z4 XDA Forums The Moto Z4 was...

New Chromebook code-named “Hatch” will have Intel’s Comet Lake, fingerprint scanner, stylus, and backlit keyboard

While Android tablets seem to be a dying breed, Chromebooks are thriving more than ever. What was once an exclusively affordable device has now branched out to the premium market and with that, we are seeing a number of new products hitting the market. Late last year there were reports of a new Chromebook that...

[Update: Black and Brown] Samsung Galaxy Note 9 leaks in Lilac Purple and Coral Blue

As the launch event for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 draws ever closer, leaks are starting to appear with more frequency. We already know a lot about its souped-up S Pen, including the ability to take photos and control your music. That's not all though, as you can create your own shortcuts, use it to...

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 S Pen features confirmed via Galaxy Tab S4 firmware

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is launching in just under 3 weeks, which means it's time for the leaks to start intensifying. The S Pen on the Samsung Galaxy Note series of smartphones is what makes the Note, well, the Note. This year's upgrade of the Galaxy Note series is going to include an updated,...

Snapdragon 845 Chromebook likely has a Wacom pressure sensitive smart stylus

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 powered Chromebook likely has a Wacom pressure sensitive smart stylus, according to a commit made on the Chromium Gerrit. We already knew it was likely going to include a stylus, but this is not your regular stylus. Wacom provides some of the world's leading technology in interactive pen displays and styluses. This...
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