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Galaxy Note 9’s S Pen to become even more crucial part of the experience

by Brandon Russell | July 5, 2018July 5, 2018 12:30 pm PDT

Earlier this year, a report claimed the Galaxy Note 9 would feature a new interactive experience tied to the S Pen. Now, an FCC listing appears to suggest that Samsung’s famed stylus will indeed be more powerful when the Note 9 launches later this summer.

According to the listing, via Droid Life, the Note 9’s S Pen will connect to the device over 2.4GHz Bluetooth LE, possibly allowing users to control Samsung’s new phone as if it were a smart watch. That means controlling music playback, stopping timers, taking photos, and more. One would assume the S Pen could also easily launch Bixby with the press of a button.

If true, Samsung would make the accessory an even more crucial part of the Note experience, and further separate the line from the Galaxy S family. Additionally, the new features would make the Note series even more unique, with the S Pen becoming a centerpiece.

Samsung confirmed it will show off the S Pen-equipped Note 9 at an event in New York on August 9, so we’ll know exact details soon.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...