Samsung patents an S Pen that folds and doubles as a kickstand, is that you Note 6?


We recently saw Samsung patenting a special snap-on case with a built-in S Pen, which could pave the way for bringing its venerable stylus to other phones in the lineup, or simply provide it to the Note line as a standalone accessory. These aren't all the plans Samsung might have in store for the world's most popular stylus, though.

Remember those phone cases, or even phones with built-in kickstands that were never really all the rage? Well, judging from a leaked Samsung patent, the Note line may soon be able to do something similar with the help of simply the... venerable S Pen stylus. Samsung's patent indicates that future S Pen iterations might be able to be locked in place after being bent 90 degrees, serving as a kickstand of sorts, then folded back up, and tucked neatly into the silo. 

Now, whether this is just patenting ideas away before someone grabs them, or something we will see with the next Notes, remains to be seen, but it's an interesting take on how much more useful could the S Pen become, apart from the versatile stylus that it already is.

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22 Comments

1. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

if apple copy this idea and call it the iPenStand, ifans will say apple made it/did it better...completely avoiding the fact that apple copied LOL...and that apple will have every excuse to say that its nothing like the sPenStand LOL

2. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Its amazing!

4. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

So worried about apple eh? Because even if they did copy, they'd sell more phones.

15. willard12 unregistered

Apple doesn't sell more phones than Samsung. Once again, you confuse the profit they make on subsidies from a $230 device with sales.

17. tedkord

Posts: 17365; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Even if? It's kind of their M.O. for over 30 years.

23. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Samsung sold over 300M phones last year. The most they ever sold was 434M phones ina single year. How is Apple selling more phones? Apple sells one phone. You dont get to say, well Apple sells more phones vs one model over another. Samsung sells more phones than any brand...EPRIOD...inclusing Apple. You dont get to say, well the iPhoen sells more than the Galaxy S. That woudl make you stupid. That liek saying, well Toyota sells more Camry's than Honda's sells Civic's. Yeah they do. But The Civic isn't the only car Honda makes. You're just an idiot. Apple sold 200M phones last year while Samsung sold 300M+. Who sold the most phones? You think a company that has 20% worldwide marketshare with phones, sells more phones than a company with 50% marketshare? That is impossible fool...DO THE MATH!!!!!!!!!!! It is numerically an IMPOSSIBILITY for a company with a smaller market to sell more product than one with more. They may sell one of their products in higher valoume. Yes the iPhone may outselll the S as a standlone model, or the Note as a standalone model. But Samsung makes Galaxies...not a Galaxy. The fact that your only comeback is sell numbers makes you a bigger idiot. McDonald's sells more hamburgers than all hamburger selling companies on the planet. But no one is arguing they sell more hamburgers, but who would argue the quality of them? Even I can make a better hamburger than McDonald's and spend less money, just liek Samsung makes a better phone for less money

7. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Why? How come on every post there is always that ONE ihater making dumb comments like this? Lol funny though, they'll still sell more than then note 6.

21. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Because also all posts have that ONE android hater making dumb comments. It's for balance really.

22. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Lol true

8. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 729; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Why would they copy if some of the apple cases have stands?

19. MSi_GS70 unregistered

This is really BAD idea..

3. mawi2013

Posts: 67; Member since: Oct 18, 2014

and what if you want to use your s pen while its as a stand?

5. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

its simple.. just buy case with kick stand... and its not comfortable to use pen when phone is tilted because of kickstand, its better to use pen when your note lie on flat surface, or on your left hand

6. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

This is so stupid. What if you want to use the pen? God,Samsung makes some pretty stupid and boring patents.

12. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

That's what patents are, until they become relevant.

9. SprintGuy26

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

its going to be easy to brake and alot of money to get it fix...they should just add a case (comes with the phone in retail box) that has this feature built in the case.

11. Anonn

Posts: 230; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Great innovation. As usual.

13. Dreamboat

Posts: 50; Member since: Apr 29, 2015

This has been a thing since the note 3 so dunno why it's only getting patented now. Does the job sweet

18. tedkord

Posts: 17365; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The S-Pen has folded since the Note 3?

14. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

I wont care if Note 6 will look sort of similar with Note 5.. Note 5 seems to be the best looking phone out there and hoping that Samsung wont make a big step backward coz I'm getting it no matter what XD

16. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013

Well, people were having trouble with inserting it back backwards.. imagine that now having the chanze to bend it.. it is a recipe for disaster...

20. tedkord

Posts: 17365; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No, people were trying to make everyone believe people were having trouble inserting it backwards, but most people aren't that dumb.

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