The key thing that sets the recently launched Moto Z4 smartphone apart is its support for Moto Mods that can add features like speakers, batteries, or 360-degree cameras.
But it turns out there’s at least one other unusual thing about Motorola’s latest phone: it’s compatible with any stylus that supports the Microsoft active pen protocol.
I have no idea why it was removed, but redditor jjsaturday has a Moto Z4 and “a few Surface Pens.” Apparently the pens work with the phone. Pressure sensitivity is supported. And the eraser button on the pen works as a back button.
Update: Stylus support is back on the official Moto Z4 website.
The Moto Z4 offers an interesting mix of mid-range and premium specs. On the one hand, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor, which is an upper mid-range chip. On the other, it has 128GB of storage, a 48MP rear camera, and 25MP front camera.
Other features include a 6.4 inch, 2340 x 1080 pixel OLED display, 4GB of RAM, a 3,600 mAh battery, a USB 3.1 Type-C port and 15 watt TuboPower charger. The phone also has an in-display fingerprint sensor and a 3.5mm headphone jack.