New Samsung patent shows work on an auto-ejectable stylus for the Note series
posted by Mihai A. / Jun 08, 2015, 8:53 PM
The patent describes a way that upcoming Galaxy Note smartphones could make use of a rather simple system to achieve this new functionality. Most of the work is done by two electromagnets placed inside the stylus slot, which control a magnet in the S Pen, and thus, the pen itself.
From the looks of it, the function is designed to be controlled by the software. At a simple voice command or a gesture on the homescreen, the electromagnet at the bottom of the stylus slot will push the pen out. A second electromagnet will be used to make the stylus stand out but not fall out entirely.
The system described in the patent application also speaks of the handset's ability to recognize when the stylus is holstered. Apparently, the user can be notified if the stylus is just hanging out, and not completely removed. The application also describes a special locking mechanism that can make sure that the pen can't fall off when not used. Check out the images below for more details.
Samsung applied for the patent with the USPTO back in December, but the patent is still under examination by the government agency.
What do you guys think of this new patent, would an auto-ejectable, voice-activated stylus win points for artistic impression in your book? Or are you looking for more traditional features such as high-end performance, vibrant displays, and an enduring battery?
source: Patently Mobile
Cool feature, proud note 4 owner here
posted on Jun 08, 2015, 8:57 PM 13
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posted on Jun 08, 2015, 9:50 PM 7
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Yeah, Same Soon
posted on Jun 08, 2015, 11:58 PM 1
Dear butthurt stop being an idiot...
posted on Jun 08, 2015, 9:42 PM 17
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lol im not butthurt. I like Samsung as much as the next guy, I own a Galaxy S4 and S5 and I am saving up for the Note 5 . but this would be so useless and would probably jack up the price so I'm not a fan..
posted on Jun 09, 2015, 6:40 AM 0
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wtf..whats wrong with just pulling it out?this is not an invention sammy this is laziness.
posted on Jun 08, 2015, 9:45 PM 2
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Note series is the best smartphone with so much functionality & feature, but this... it's another gimmick, i hope samsung keep updating their software to the previous flagship (like official new touchwiz in S6, i think note 4 deserve it).
posted on Jun 08, 2015, 10:06 PM 2
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When will they freaking update my note 4 (sm-n910h) to lollipop!? Yes, it's a great device as it is but surely it's a flagship that deserves the upgrade. I'm really beginning to consider other Android brands now. Samsung stop trying to fix what isn't broken and start treating your existing customers with some regard! Sony and even LG have all upgraded even their midrange devices to 5.0 and the 'mighty' Samsung is busy working on another gimmic for their next "flagship".
posted on Jun 08, 2015, 10:28 PM 1
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why fast update is so important? you must love nexus phone then.
posted on Jun 08, 2015, 11:12 PM 1
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As much as I like speedy updates I'm not sure I'd enjoy a Nexus device and that is the problem really. You have to admit Samsung as done a mighty good job with android. Yes TW (on my Note 4) is still slow compared to any of the nexus phones but TW also packs a lot of punch for functionality and features and I'm already used to each one of them. I've used every Galaxy note phone since the 1st one and at this point I buy them on launch day in my country but it hurts to see Samsung treat the Note 4 which I feel is arguably their best device so nonchalantly. Its a shame and at this point I'm wishing another android OEM produces a notesque device so I'd have the option to try another brand with better updates/support.
posted on Jun 09, 2015, 10:40 AM 0
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