Rumor: Three new features are coming to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7's S Pen

Rumor: Three new features are coming to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7's S Pen
According to a report published today, the S Pen that will come with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will have three new features. The first one is called Translate. As you might expect, this allows a Galaxy Note 7 user to translate words from a foreign language by merely hovering the S Pen over that word. This will save time since no special app needs to be opened.

The second new feature to be found on this year's S Pen is Magnify. Can you guess how this functions? If you said that you simply hover the S Pen over an area of the screen in order to make it bigger, you are absolutely correct. And that leaves the third new feature, Glance. This gives you the capability to switch between apps by hovering your S Pen over a floating app thumbnail.

With all signs pointing to an IP certificating rating for the Galaxy Note 7, we might even see users of the phablet have the capability of writing on the screen even while it is underwater. That would be quite a feat, although we're not sure when you might need to employ it.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is expected to be unveiled this Tuesday (August 2nd) during Sammy's Unpacked event in New York City.


source: AndroidGalaxys.net (translated)

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  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
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  • Battery 3500 mAh

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51 Comments

1. drifter77

Posts: 401; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

Title should read Note 7 not Galaxy S7.

23. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

dunno if the writer being sarcastic, or just stupid.. :-/

28. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

Cetainly not being sarcastic, so...

39. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

It's hardly a difference. Especially if we are talking S7 edge.

44. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I can understand your pointing this out. I remember how outraged you were when the iPhone Plus series was literally just a blown up iPhone, without even an capacitive stylus to set it apart.

2. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Dumbass Alan F. Lol. Note7, not S7.

4. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

He probably won't fix it. He hasn't fixed the Brooklyn Apple Strore headline. PA is in need of some good editors, haha.

6. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Like Michael H. He's the best. And non bias.

27. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

Well, Alan is one of the worst writers, so...

36. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

He's nowhere near as bad as that Mihai one. Guy can't get specs right to save his life.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hmmmm...Jedii likes. I'm trying to hold out till 2017, but...hmmm.

7. TerryTerius unregistered

I'll be lucky enough to be picking up one. Samsung seems to be taking the Porsche approach as of late. Refining every little thing instead of making sweeping change.

9. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Porsche, ugly nasty old shape design looking car. Another ripoff junk. No V8 No V10 No V12 NoV6 The ride is bumpy. It's the Lambo and Ferrari Maserati, and Jags.

10. TerryTerius unregistered

Right… Whatever you say. Let's agree to completely disagree about Porsche. Although I do have to agree with you on Jaguar, I love my XF and the XJ has always tempted me. But I fully intend on saving up, selling it, and buying an S class coupe. As much as I think the new Panamera looks stunning inside and out, I've always wanted a GT I can daily drive. There is no other one I want moreso than the S class coupe.

11. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

I had the Jaguar XKR V12 quad Turbo. Sold it. To expensive to run 12mpg. And petrol in UK is 110p litre. So drive BMW540 V8 . K&ni filters double clutch. 12 pot caliper Brembo brakes with mintex brakes.

21. sabretigger

Posts: 82; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

Sounds like one hell of a fantasy ride you had before your beemer.

26. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Loved and prided it. Just realised I was stupid to spend 25k on a car. Sold it. But Way to expensive to maintain. Petrol is very expensive here in the UK. Know it's priced at 122p a litre. But I love the V8 540 on a 2002 plate. 14 years old car. Paid £9000. I get 25mpg vs 12mpg.

29. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

You mean bimmer.

34. TerryTerius unregistered

Honestly, I've never been the type to go for high-performance versions of sedans. So long as it's quick enough for me to overtake successfully, I would rather have a car that carries a decent pace and is good looking but doesn't guzzle fuel. That's why I'll just get a used S550, as opposed to any of the higher tier AMG versions. It should roughly cost the same to run as my current car. Really, I'm just happy to be in a position to afford that.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I can dig it. Porsche makes a bad ass product. I considered buying a Cayman S, before settling on my Vette. You're right though, refinement is never a bad thing.

35. TerryTerius unregistered

I can't necessarily say I blame you, the current vette is somewhat reminiscent of Ferrari's design language. I would personally take the Cayman, but I hope that you're enjoying it my dude. I bet you've been having a blast with it.

47. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Man I'm addicted lol. The new one kinda looks like the 599 GTB or the California.

40. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

You mean...........................wait for it.........................Apple approach.

48. TerryTerius unregistered

Not really. Yes Apple does refine over time, but they are generally speaking pretty slow to adopt new technologies. Porsche actually pushes the envelope and actively pursues new technologies, and they do so quickly. They are just really selective in what they use. Samsung is closer to Porsche than it is Apple.

5. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Whole bunch of uses gained from this little tool. All of these should be made available as a software update to earlier Note users.

8. TerryTerius unregistered

I haven't really owned note devices for very long in the past. Do they usually do that?

12. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I haven't owned a Note, nor any Samsung Smartphone for that matter, I've just been following the news/reviews and experienced some of it via friends who own one. That said they brought the feature of writing with the screen off (unveiled with the Note 5) to earlier Note owners via Marshmallow update ( http://goo.gl/OT0Rcf ). I'd expect them to bring these software features to earlier Note owners via the Nougat update.

19. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

It's not earlier Note owners: it's Note owner. The Note 4 family was the only Note generation that received it, as the Note 3 never got its Marshmallow update.

14. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

All of a sudden, Samsung is just nailing it. I guess it took a little kick in the pants after the lackluster S4/S5.

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

And S6, S7, Note 5, etc.

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