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 Note 9
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(29h 3G talk time)

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25 Comments

1. Phonehex

Posts: 768; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Amazing phone , too bad i just returned it as it was a little too tall for my taste. Went back to my S9 plus . Just waiting to get my hands on my XS MAX Space grey in 3 days !!

11. Phonehex

Posts: 768; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

I'm hoping for a 6 inch note in the future , Basically a 10-15 mm shorter note.

12. Phonehex

Posts: 768; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

I'm hoping for a 6 inch note in the future , Basically a 10-15 mm shorter note.

15. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

That's my only gripe with my Note 8. Although it is a phone that comes with an S-Pen which means it's not solely made for one handed use like the S9 or X(S), the phone is too tall for my liking.

30. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Correct me if I am wrong but doesn't the iPhone measure in a bit taller than the note 9... Really wtf is going on here

33. OneLove123

Posts: 1268; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

It’s shorter because of the big notch and it’s wider than note 9.

34. OneLove123

Posts: 1268; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

It’s shorter because of the big notch and it’s wider than note 9.

35. splus

Posts: 167; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Lol, if Note 9 is too tall for you then why did you order XS Max?? Makes no sense. Unless, of course, that's not the real reason...

2. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

When apple support stylus on their phones, then it will be a game changer.

5. ALMBO6

Posts: 197; Member since: May 28, 2018

Frankly, with the coming of the Mate 20 Pro and the almighty Nokia 9 PUREVIEW, no one cares about the Note 9 or any Apple Phone anymore.

8. midan

Posts: 3132; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

You are right about Note 9 and very wrong about Apple.

23. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

He is wrong about all.

10. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Pathetic like analyst! Apple will be the best selling high end phone ever! Rich people won’t get over using androids.

13. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Pathetic like analyst! Apple will be the best selling high end phone ever! Rich people won’t get over using androids.

22. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

This is fu€k¡ng hilarious!

7. midan

Posts: 3132; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

I won't expect much support from developers for this, it's small niche product and markets are very very small, so i don't except android developers are interested to support it.

20. Mr8Sin

Posts: 24; Member since: May 17, 2018

Only reason Apple fans come here to troll is because they haven't had good news since launch, it's all been #chargegate,#beautygate, and #blueshiftgate. Beautiful phone atleast, still got that going for you.

21. CableTelcontar

Posts: 98; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

Note users remain Note users. Even Samsung knows it's a niche market. We like the note for its size and its pen. And yes, we use the pen. Quite frequently too. And not just for drawing. In fact, I personally never do more than the odd sketch during a meeting or presentation or in a burst of inspiration. But I would not do without a pen on my phone.

24. midan

Posts: 3132; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

I don't know any Note user who uses pen and never seen anyone using one in public.

26. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Probably because you don't know any Note users. Also, it's actually okay for someone to have a phone & not use a feature that it has because............IT'S THEIR PHONE. I know people with iPhones that literally use them for talk, text & surf. They don't care about every single thing that their phone can do.

25. perry1234

Posts: 654; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

Was it difficult to get used to ? I am curious, since the difference between them is about 02. inch Dimension wise it is about 4 mm taller and 3 mm wider. Does that make it intolerably un-usable? Only curious.

28. Phonehex

Posts: 768; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Yes , its pretty big. Width wasn't the issue. Height was definitely an issue for me . For me personally , S9 plus size about where i can be comfortable.

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 31675; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

My Bluetooth S-Pen is ready.

36. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Horrible phone with a horrible OS and even worse gimmicks. Just give it up Samsung and let the superior phone manufacture (Apple) and mobile OS be used. Its unbelievable that people actually use a substandard Samsung phone in this day and age.

37. Mr8Sin

Posts: 24; Member since: May 17, 2018

This dude talking about gimmicks, when his superior (Apple) company started the $1k phone that turns you into a talking emoji.

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