The Galaxy Note 9 may include a physical shutter button that can also take screenshots

The Galaxy Note 9 may include a physical shutter button that can also take screenshots
Following in the footsteps of the Galaxy S9 series, the Galaxy Note 9 was initially expected to include a volume rocker alongside a power key and a dedicated Bixby button. However, thanks to a recently-leaked Galaxy Note 9 case, the existence of an unknown extra physical button was revealed. Now, if new information obtained by Korean news outlet Herald is anything to go by, it turns out the button may actually be quite practical.

According to the publication, Samsung recently filed a trademark for something called “perfect capture technology,” which hints at the new button being a shutter key, similar to the one included on Sony’s Xperia smartphones. If this is the case, the button will likely act as a shortcut to the camera via a double tap and, when open, should allow users to refocus on objects and take images. Not only this, but the report claims owners of the Galaxy Note 9 will be able to record video via the button too. Also, in order to get the most out of the new physical key, it’s claimed that it may double as a dedicated screenshot key, allowing users to take screengrabs upon pressing it.

For now, it’s unclear if these claims are accurate but considering the brand’s focus on photography with the Galaxy S9 lineup, a dedicated shutter key may be the next natural step in order to enhance the photography experience, while allowing it to double as a screenshot button would likely be a welcome addition from users.

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