The Galaxy Note 9 S Pen is about to get mightier

The Galaxy Note 9 S Pen is about to get mightier
The S Pen that comes with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 is not only one of its main selling points, but one of the most unique features in smartphones today as a whole. While other phones also include styluses, the S Pen has some extra functionality thanks to its button and the Bluetooth connection.

Until now, the additional benefits of the S Pen were restricted only to Samsung’s own apps. You can take pictures, change songs and so on, all well documented. When Samsung released the Note 9 back in August, the company said that third-party developers will be able to integrate the S Pen in their apps, but until now they were missing the software that could let them do that.

This all changed today, as Samsung finally released all the necessary code, guides and other support materials that would help programmers use the S Pen to perform certain actions within their apps. They have two functions to make use of, a single press of the S Pen button and a quick double press. In the upcoming weeks and months, we should expect updates of popular apps to add S Pen support. However, we won’t be surprised to see entirely new apps developed for the sole purpose of using the S Pen in some weird and interesting way.

Considering the high price of the Note 9 and its target group, the new additions will likely be business oriented, but there’s no reason why the S Pen can’t also be used as a trigger for your Fortnite weapons, for example. Or to play simpler games like Flappy Bird entirely using the remote function.

The possibilities are vast, and we can’t wait to see how developers will put the S Pen in action. Note 9 owners must be brimming with excitement right now, and with good reason.

source: Samsung via SamMobile

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Galaxy Note9
  • Display 6.4 inches
    2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
    6GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh
  • OS Android 10
    Samsung One UI

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