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Do you want the Galaxy S IV to have an S Pen?

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Do you want the Galaxy S IV to have an S Pen?
With no one starting the rumor mill about the next-generation Galaxy S, we thought - why can't this be us?! Of course, we're not really starting a rumor mill here, but just wanted you think of this: a Galaxy S IV with an S Pen of its own!

We, personally, aren't big fans of the idea, though. Sure, the screen seems large enough, but who would really want to use a stylus on a consumer device with touchscreen? Still, Samsung managed to introduce some neat S Pen features in the Galaxy Note II that might be found cool by some users out there.

Aside from allowing you to take handwritten notes, the pressure-sensitive S Pen also lets you easily seek through a video or cut parts of the screen and paste them elsewhere. Well, probably not something that you may want to do every day, but then again, we might be wrong.

So, how do you feel about this imaginary Galaxy S IV with an S Pen? And if you happen to like the idea, what other applications of the S Pen can you think of?

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Do you want the Galaxy S IV to have an S Pen?
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(1228 votes) Yes, I certainly like the idea!
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(1096 votes) No, the GS IV and an S Pen won't mix well.
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(82 votes) What is an S Pen?

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posted on 17 Oct 2012, 08:13 13

1. mercorp (Posts: 968; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Bitch please.
The answer is so obvious.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 08:14 11

2. android_hitman (Posts: 594; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)


is it NO?

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 08:29 15

13. MeoCao (unregistered)


why not if the price stays the same?

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 08:55 5

20. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


that is what the note 3 is for. The only reason I'd get an S3 because it has no SPEn and is more formal.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 09:26 7

23. PAPINYC (Posts: 2277; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Formal!!!???? If you don't want anyone to see it then, don't take it out the hole'!

I think it's a fabulous idea (and, I can't stress FABULOUS enough); it will be great for those who completely dismiss the Galaxy Note 2 because they would need two hands to hold it. Ironically, even if the S IV had an S-Pen, now they'll really need two hands.

My guess is, all the criTiCs are just waiting for Apple to announce the iPen before they can go goo-goo-ga-ga over it and then stand online to ponder what it would feel like. Oooooooooohhh.........

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 09:44 3

25. nofear (Posts: 149; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


Idea of using one hand and other hand then you know. What do you do with your other hand? Jack of or masturbation.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 10:27 1

29. badini007 (Posts: 18; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)


Always additional hardware means higher price.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 11:12 1

30. blahb (Posts: 47; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Use the slot allocated to hold the S Pen which will be used no more than 5% of the time for a larger battery which can be used 100% of the time...

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 13:02 1

36. PAPINYC (Posts: 2277; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


iPlan to use my S-Pen all the time; I miss having a stylus (gosh, the good ole Windows Mobile days).

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 16:29 2

44. Dr.Phil (Posts: 906; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


I think the people who think you wouldn't use the S-Pen often haven't owned the Galaxy Note to really know. I originally got the Galaxy Note for the larger screen, the S-Pen was just an added bonus. But now, I must say that a device having the S-Pen is a feature to look for. I have used the S-Pen for jotting down notes or memos, writing notes on powerpoint presentations, and for photo editing such as cropping and writing. After you own a device that has it, you start to see what an asset it is.

As far as battery life concerns go, you can increase battery life while still having room for an S-Pen slot. You have to remember that as technology is progressing, we are able to fit bigger things in smaller packages. New developments in battery technology, the shrinking of chipsets and sensors that give more room for the battery, and more efficient chipsets and screen technologies all contribute to increasing battery life.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 19:28

46. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2441; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


"You have to remember that as technology is progressing, we are able to fit bigger things in smaller packages. New developments in battery technology,"

Then why are the size of these galaxies ever "increasing" in size rather than decreasing or staying at a balance? Seems like samsung would rather go to the extreme instead of taking the more compact route to me

Edit: I did not thumbs you down btw

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 23:44 1

50. Dr.Phil (Posts: 906; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


@XPERIA-KNIGHT, I trust that since we have been civil in our past disagreements or discussions that you wouldn't have thumbs-ed me down.

I think the reason the screen sizes have been increasing is because that seems to be what consumers are wanting. Remember, it's not just Samsung that is offering these 4.7-4.8 inch screen devices. I'm sure somewhere in their device planning they did some market research to see what consumers wanted. In the end, though, I cannot tell you a for sure reason why they have increased the screen sizes of their Galaxy S line. The Galaxy SIII is actually not that much larger than the iPhone 5 in terms of length (it is, indeed, much wider). Yet, the screen size is a whole 0.8 inch difference. So, I don't know what the future holds for screen sizes, but all I can say is that the devices are selling. I guess until the day comes that they find out that consumers don't want a larger screen size, or perhaps want the option of the same device across many different screen sizes, we are stuck with the larger screens.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 08:25 1

7. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 361; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


if Nokia's has multiple touch input that why not for Galaxy s4.By the way this is a common question.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 09:12 7

22. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


if S series has stylus, then whats the point of Note series??? I think Samsung wont do that for good

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 12:24 1

34. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


The SIV having S Pen would make the Note redundant, especially as the galaxy s is increasing in size over the years.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 08:15 5

3. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 373; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


The S-Pen in the first Note was meh... at that time I would've said no! But Note II brings amazing innovations including the ability to hover over flash objects as if you were hovering with a mouse providing a true complete browsing experience that even Android couldn't do until now

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 08:41 4

17. fervid (Posts: 173; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


I'm already using Hover on my Original Note. It came with the ICS update. The only thing they added was better resolution and more software that now supports hover. Fatter pen is nice too, but I like the Plastic tip over the rubber that will wear out in the next.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 08:20 7

4. Darnelll (Posts: 16; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)


NOOOOOOOO! No S Pen! I actually want a smaller screen! 4.3 or 4.5 inches max please! These screens are getting out of control!

Smaller Screen and awesome camera! Thats what I want!

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 08:26

8. abdane (Posts: 475; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


im guessing the GS4 will be at least 4.8", i think it'll be 5"

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 15:07 1

42. andro. (Posts: 1945; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


S4 will have a 5 inch alright id say but completely edge to edge design so perhaps the same size as the s3 if not perhaps a tiny bit smaller.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 08:27 6

10. someones4 (Posts: 619; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


awesome camera yes. Definitely no smaller screen.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 08:23 6

5. darkdroid (Posts: 44; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)


if we want a S pen we would rather buy Galaxy note2 ...a big no for S pen in a flagship phone

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 08:25 2

6. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)


I've not used the S Pen but I'm not sure how many people would actually use it. I think it's useful on screens which are 5" and above where you're used to holding the device in one hand and using your other hand to touch the screen, but not so much for smaller screens which can be used in one hand. I remember the stylus that came with my Nokia 5800. I never used it.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 08:26 1

9. someones4 (Posts: 619; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


If and only if the s4 has at least a 5 inch screen. It also must have the functionalities of the note2 or more.

Most would say it's only a gimmick and it's useless. IMO, i value the fact that we are given the choice to use should we wanted to

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 10:04 2

27. cretinick (Posts: 147; Member since: 25 Jan 2011)


I think that Samsung will probably put a 5" in the S4. Something like the HTC J Butterfly. It already put 4.8"... 0.2" more is irrelevant!

And Samsung already show that they don't give a f**k to have very similar phones in the market. (Galaxy S3 Mini = Galaxy S Duos. Galaxy Premier is almost the same phone as GSIII)

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 08:27 3

11. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1341; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


If this happens then the Note will be obsolete

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 08:27 3

12. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


If its sold as a separated accessory then yes... then yes but it they need so compromise the SIV form and everything then the answer is a NO

I have a better rumor, a 7" Galaxy Note would be more fitting, With A 5 MP cam, a Nice front cam, and A 250-300 price tag would be better, I mean it has the size of your average note taking app, plus the added S-pen value and features, Great for reading anotating while still portable and more sturdy

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 08:34 2

14. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


i want s IV to be 4.5 inch, let galaxy note III has the next Spen

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 08:36 4

15. marchels14 (unregistered)


s pen is for galaxy note phones , there is no point of making two flagship phones with same features, if you want to have s pen then get note 1 or 2 if no get galaxy s 2 or 3.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 08:40 1

16. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2168; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I don't think most people would mind it because it would be optional, but I say no simply because the Note needs more to differentiate it from the S series than just a larger screen size. Give the Galaxy S4 an S-Pen & watch Note sales plummet.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 08:47 1

18. Lwazi_N (Posts: 205; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


Well, you can't have your bread buttered on both sides, now... Can you? Because if the S Pen is made availabel for the S IV, that will turn it into the Galaxy Note III. Then that will mean no more Galaxy S phones. So you choose, do you want the Note III or S IV. But for those who don't want the S Pen, the S IV will be available for them and vicar versa.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 08:51

19. bayhuy (Posts: 288; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


As long as it has cheap plastic body and dumb design...even the S-pen cannot convince me...

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 08:57 1

21. ngyixian96 (Posts: 83; Member since: 05 Feb 2012)


How about no
Samsung may save it for the next galaxy note lll

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 09:28 1

24. joseph98 (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Feb 2012)


Why need S pen in a smaller device just buy galaxy note with the bigger screen.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 13:29

41. jimjam (Posts: 238; Member since: 28 Jun 2011)


why buy a note when you can get a note 10.1 ... blah blah because size matters

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 10:03

26. Daca01 (Posts: 10; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


No S Pen Please! What it would be nice for SG IV if it could Record Underwater that it will be challenging, do you read me Samsung?

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 10:11

28. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


Galaxy s3 had an stylus like C-pen which came separately. Though I wouldn't mind s4 with an s-pen but that might kill the note 2 and note 3 because s-pen is its special feature.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 11:20 1

31. Savage (unregistered)


If the SGS IV has an S-Pen, what will Samsung do with the Note series? They will surely introduce Note 3 next year. Will they call these two the Small Note and Big Note? No right? So the SGS doesn't need an S-Pen. We have the Note for that.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 11:28

32. vddeguzman (Posts: 41; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


Samsung's lineup of phone will be more confusing if this happens. Dont get me wrong, but it's a fact that Samsung has a lot of handsets, launching new ones left and right in diff markets, and I do like this. But the drawback of making such a unique accessory available to other models aside from note 2 will make note 2 not so relevant but more of an alternative for people who want a larger screen. In my opinion, adding an Spen to S4 is not a good move

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 11:38

33. jamiedroid (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)


they must bring out a s-pen version for those who want one

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 13:01

35. scsa852k (Posts: 290; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


What's the point of having G Note if they'll add the S Pen on GS IV?

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 13:28

39. jimjam (Posts: 238; Member since: 28 Jun 2011)


because some people like them big!

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 13:21 1

37. laheelahee (Posts: 213; Member since: 09 Apr 2012)


no. they should just make a Note Mini for people who want the S-pen but want a smaller screen

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 13:28

40. jimjam (Posts: 238; Member since: 28 Jun 2011)


same thing

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 13:28

38. jimjam (Posts: 238; Member since: 28 Jun 2011)


4-4.5"and an s pen please!

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 15:47

43. Seymur (unregistered)


No...

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 17:58

45. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2969; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Here's what I want the SGS4 and Note 3 to have in common and only have in common. Specs!(Processor, ram, memory, android version) Yep that's it.

The Note devices as their name applies should have the S Pen and be larger in size and screen resolution.

While the SGS4 should be more pocketable, smaller, and more narrow for ease of comfort.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 20:08

47. tiara6918 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


It would be better to have an option of buying the s4 with the s pen seperately

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 20:09

48. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


if they dont increase the size of the phone and keep it the same as the s3 then i am all for it but if it means making it larger then no

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 23:23

49. kanagadeepan (Posts: 667; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


Use the space for S-Pen to add BIGGER battery instead...

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 01:35

51. Adithya7184 (Posts: 315; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


those 64 votes for the last option is hilarious....

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 12:02

52. zuckerboy (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


please rgb not the fuking pentile

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