Samsung already looking for ways to improve Galaxy Note 9's S Pen advanced features

It's been less than two months since the Galaxy Note 8 made its debut on the market, but Samsung has already started working on the next Note model. This is quite unusual since the South Korean company takes a small break after each major project such as the launch of a new Note series phablet.

BJ Kang, Samsung Electronics' Global Planning Group, Mobile Communications Business, confirmed recently that is company has decided to start working on the next Note model with taking any breaks, even though the Galaxy Note 8 product planning was quite challenging.

According to Kang, Samsung's engineers are now considering how to refine and add more S Pen advanced features. Moreover, the South Korean company is looking for ways to improve other business and consumer-oriented features specific to the Note lineup.

Samsung's official promises “to keep users' needs” as a major priority when tackling such an important project like the Galaxy Note 9, and will innovate accordingly.

Even though Samsung is now in full product planning process, it's too early to report on any of the Galaxy Note 9's features. Still, we reckon that the S Pen remains one of the main aspects that sets the Note series apart from Samsung's other top-tier lineup, the Galaxy S, which is why the company will continue to improve these features in the years to come.

source: Samsung



1. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

So many uses packed into a single very well integrated tool. Love that anywhere there's text, even if the app blocks text selection with my finger, I can still easily select it by pressing the button at the side of the S-Pen and selecting the text I want. Or use Smart Select to scroll capture the entire text field and extract the text in one swoop. Still exploring many other handy features.

3. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016


2. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Bring back removable battery, if it's just for the note line. Notes are productivity devices designed for power users. Function over form. Save all the fashion for the S line

4. wando77

Posts: 1169; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

That or add a 4500mah battery

5. BuffaloSouce unregistered

You don't need that big of a battery with processors becoming more power efficient. Even if they did add a 4500mah battery, those who begged for it will just beg for a even bigger battery the next year.

14. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

It doesn't need a removable or bigger battery. Fast charging makes extra batteries a thing of the past and bigger batteries just makes for a bulky device. If you need an extra battery, there are battery packs you can buy. Samsung's own battery pack provides fast charging capabilities.

6. aBoss

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

Samsung normally has an "active" series. They should have a removable battery series too. I am tired of being connected to a charger when my battery runs out. I just want to swap batteries and be good to go. Plus carry a few extra so I dont need to hug a wall/outlet when im out traveling

9. bucknassty

Posts: 1395; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

i dont understand carrying so many batteries... when do you plug them all in to charge them??? you have to charge them at some point

16. aBoss

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

you use a separate wall charger that charges the battery without the phone itself of course. All I do is swap the battery out for the fully charged one and place the dead one in the wall charger. takes 5 seconds to be back to 100% no wires need to connect to my phone again Bring back removable battery! Note 9 :)

7. ShaikhJGI

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Even though there is "No Competition" for this small Pen, Samsung has kept improving it Year on Year. Other companies would have launched same thing for more than 4 Years straight sighting a over confidence of No substitute. I Just love this Attitude of Samsung. Keep it going Sammy :)

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31764; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

More innovation is always welcomed.

10. prokshit

Posts: 16; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

I would suggest to try and bring the latency down to ~10ms, like what google did with pixel book. That would drastically improve the writing and drawing experience.

11. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I am very happy with the note 8 battery. Just yesterday I wanted to see what I could get out of the battery. SOT was at 7 1/2 hours with 31% left when pluged it in because I had to get ready to go to town. I reall think I would have made it 9 hours.

12. nepalisherpa

Posts: 338; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

I doubt that Samsung starts working on the next version after releasing the current version and taking a small break. I'm sure they have future versions already planned and prototypes developed. 10-12 months is not enough time to plan, develop, test, and release a new product as complicated as phones.

13. boriqua2000

Posts: 260; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

They should put a microphone on the pen that way you can dictate alot easier.

15. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

The advantage of the S Pen is that it doesn't need a battery. A microphone would definitely require a power source.

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