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

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?

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

Yes, I certainly like the idea!
No, the GS IV and an S Pen won't mix well.
What is an S Pen?



1. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Bitch please. The answer is so obvious.

2. android_hitman unregistered

is it NO?

13. MeoCao unregistered

why not if the price stays the same?

20. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 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.


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 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.........

25. nofear

Posts: 151; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

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

29. badini007

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Always additional hardware means higher price.

30. blahb

Posts: 48; Member since: May 16, 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...


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

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

44. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2293; Member since: Feb 14, 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.

46. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

"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

50. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2293; Member since: Feb 14, 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.

7. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 545; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

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

22. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

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

34. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

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

3. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 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

17. fervid

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 22, 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.

4. Darnelll

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 27, 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!

8. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

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

42. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 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.

10. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

awesome camera yes. Definitely no smaller screen.

5. darkdroid

Posts: 44; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

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

6. timtimity

Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 13, 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.

9. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 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

27. cretinick

Posts: 148; Member since: Jan 25, 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)

11. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

If this happens then the Note will be obsolete

12. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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

14. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

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

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.

16. g2a5b0e unregistered

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.

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