Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will bring the biggest update to the S Pen stylus in years: Report

The Galaxy Note 9 is set to launch on August 9 in New York.

  • Published: July 2, 2018 9:15 AM IST

It is already confirmed that the Galaxy Note 9 will be unveiled on August 9 in New York. Samsung giant also released a small teaser which highlights the flashy new S Pen stylus. Over the past couple of months, we have already come across a number of leaks and rumors tipping the expected specifications and features. Now, details about the S Pen have surfaced too.

Reliable leaker Ice universe‏ (@UniverseIce) has tweeted about the S Pen features, and if it indeed turns out to be true, it will be the biggest update to the stylus over the years. According to the leakster, the S Pen will include Bluetooth support, which will enable you to use the stylus to control music playback, and even control long-range self-timer for the camera.

This also means that the new S Pen will be thicker than the existing one, and will come with a built-in battery. Possibly, it will get charged when it is tucked into the S Pen slot. There have also been some speculations about the S Pen doubling as wireless Bluetooth Speaker too, but as of now, that seems too good to be true.   

Watch: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 S Pen features 

Otherwise, the Galaxy S9 is expected to look exactly the same as the Galaxy Note 8. Rumors say that the screen will be slightly larger this time at 6.4-inch, compared to the 6.3-inch one on the Galaxy Note 8. Also, leaked renders have shown off repositioned fingerprint sensor, now sitting below the dual camera modules. It will help avoid accidental touches to the camera lens, and smudging caused due to fingerprints.

The Galaxy Note 9 will likely to be offered in three storage variants – the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage, 8GB RAM with 256GB storage, and 8GB RAM with 512GB storage, which is a big upgrade event over the Galaxy S9-series. And lastly, the phablet could also come with a massive 4,000mAh battery to offer up to 2-days battery life and 25 hours non-stop video playback. Now, what all turns out to be true remains to be seen when Samsung officially unveils the Galaxy Note 9 on August 9.

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  • Published Date: July 2, 2018 9:15 AM IST