Document filed with the FCC reveals Bluetooth LE capabilities for the new S Pen
by Alan Friedman / Jul 03, 2018, 3:37 PM
We've been passing along many rumors about the new S Pen that will come out of the box with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Talk that the accessory would actually double as a Bluetooth device was seconded today by the release of a document filed with the FCC that was dated late last month. First, some basic information; the S Pen will carry a model number of EJ-PN960. That makes sense since the Galaxy Note 9 has a model number of SM-N960. The "P" most likely refers to "pen," and the FCC refers to the device as a "Stylus Pen."
The exciting news from this specific aforementioned document is that the pen will connect to the Note 9 over 2.4GHz Bluetooth LE, which means that the device will have some sort of Bluetooth LE capabilities (check the image at the top of this article). According to tipster Ice Universe, the S Pen could double as a wireless Bluetooth speaker. It also is expected to control the streaming of music and operate a long-range timer. The bad news is that because of its rumored Bluetooth LE features, the S Pen will need a battery, which could make it thicker.
We will learn all on August 9th, during Samsung's next Unpacked event. That is when the Galaxy Note 9 will be unveiled. The S Pen will be a highlight of the event as the accessory was featured by Samsung on the invitation.
Earlier today, we came up with a number of possible features that we just might find on the new S Pen. Check it out by clicking on this link.
- Display 6.4" 1440 x 2960 pixels
- Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
- Storage 512 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 4000 mAh(29h 3G talk time)
Posts: 153; Member since: Jan 19, 2015
Man, haha, the Note9 has really been dominating the news lately. It is exciting to see such unprecedented features, though. Excited to see what the bluetooth will bring, and if it can turn into a game changer. So far, no other manufacturer has really tried very hard to usurp the Note's spot as the definitive "Stylus Phone." (LG has made the stylo phones, but come on... nobody really knows about those except us geeks haha) These bluetooth features put the Note even farther ahead of the competition. Weren't there rumors of the iPhone X Plus having a stylus? If so, that would be an epic rivalry, and would no doubt push both sides to make further innovation.
posted on Jul 03, 2018, 4:04 PM 2
Posts: 643; Member since: Dec 20, 2017
I'm a bigger Note fan than most, but I find it sad that everyone is calling this the second coming without even knowing exactly what feature bluetooth will bring to the S-Pen. Makes you sound like the worst kind of fanboys.
posted on Jul 03, 2018, 4:26 PM 4
Posts: 423; Member since: Dec 19, 2013
Probably the worst news I've heard about the Note 9. For people who actually use the stylus as a stylus adding a battery and switching away from EMR isn't a good thing. Still got my fingers crossed they won't compromise the core functionality but I don't have much hope left at this point.
posted on Jul 04, 2018, 4:49 AM 0
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