N-Trig Outs Next-Gen DuoSense Pen for Smartphones
N-Trig today announced the DuoSense Pen 2, an advanced stylus for Android and Windows Phone smartphones and tablets. The Pen and its system-on-a-chip controller module are available to smartphone and tablet makers, and include improved pressure sensitivity, hover performance, and palm rejection. According to N-Trig, the DuoSense Pen 2 feels more like wiring on paper than on glass. It is being offered in 9.5mm, 8mm and 5.5mm diameters. The 9.5mm size is already in production, while the other two are sampling and expected to become available during the second quarter.
Galaxy Note7 Borrows from S7 as Samsung Reworks Pen Features
Samsung today announced the Galaxy Note7, its premier smartphone for the year. The device is narrower than last year's model in order to make it easier to hold, and uses a sturdier aluminum frame with symmetric slabs of Gorilla Glass 5 on either side.
LG's Pen-Equipped Phone Earns a Sequel in the Stylus 2
LG today showed off another new handset ahead of Mobile World Congress, the Stylus 2, a second act for last year's G4 Stylus. LG says the new stylus pen is more accurate thanks to a nano coating at the tip.
LG Debuts Third-Generation Stylus Smartphone
LG has unwrapped the Stylus 3 as an early gift this holiday season, to be called the Stylo 3 in the U.S. LG said it improved the writing experience of the Stylo 3 thanks to a 1.8mm tip on the stylus and improved screen feedback for a more natural feel.
Boost and Virgin Mobile Selling LG Stylo 3 for $180
Sprint-owned Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA today both kicked off sales of the LG Stylo 3. The device, first announced late last year, features a 5.7-inch 720p display.