The Samsung Galaxy Note 5
might be losing its SD card reader and removable battery
, but the S Pen will -- much to the relief of many long-term Note fans -- remain a part of the bargain. We've already caught several glimpses of the upcoming phablet, set to be showcased at next week's special Unpacked event
. With the best part of a week still to go, though, there's still plenty of time for Samsung to drop more hints as it looks to ramp up hype, and the latest teaser takes the form of a feature-length post discussing improvements to the company's vaunted stylus.
The decision of Samsung to roll out a gigantic smartphone with a stylus was, at the time of the original Galaxy Note
's launch, one that met a fair dose of skepticism. But the S Pen is more than just a stylus these days, having seen a number of feature improvements over the years including the addition gesture support. With ever-improving accuracy, is ideal for enhanced productivity as well as serving creative types and as such, it'll be intriguing to see what's next come the August 13th Unpacked event.
Describing the current fourth-gen S Pen as "one of the most technologically advanced pens of all time,"
Samsung's new post time travels through a brief history of calligraphy. The article then takes a somewhat different course, diverting attention onto how the digital wand has brought so much magic in such a short space of time. Given the timing of this post, it's safe to say that some noteworthy enhancements will be on the agenda, and since the S Pen will remain a key differentiator between the Note 5 and rivalling products, fans will be expecting big things.
You can check out Samsung's full article at the source. As we continue to wait for Unpacked, be sure to take a peek at the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 rumor round-up
covering everything from the latest known specs to the expected release date, and stay tuned for more as it arrives.