According to ETNews, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 S Pen’s functionality will transcend that of a simple stylus with remote functions and unique authentification tech. The report fits in with claims from leaker Ice Universe and others that said the S Pen will be Bluetooth enabled.
ETNews cites a “senior official” within Samsung who claims that Note 9 users are going to be able to use the S Pen to take pictures remotely and control music, as well as use the stylus as a pointer during presentations.
If the rumors about remote features are true, then S Pen would need its own battery in order to supply the power for the Bluetooth connection. SamsungMobile.News tweeted that the S Pen will have a small battery that will be charged when it’s in the Smartphone
ETNews also reports the S Pen to have a digital signature function. Samsung has been working with Japanese company Wacom to find a way to store a signature as a method of authentification. Samsung admitted it was working on a digital signature feature last summer, although this is the first we have heard of it after that.
Company will launch the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 on August 9. The official invite image focused on a close up of the S Pen with the caption “Change is coming.” This would at least suggest that Samsung has something big to unveil about the Note 9’s stylus. We’ll have to wait to see whether or not the changes are as drastic as those we’ve heard about today.