The all-new Bluetooth-connected S Pen: the new features of the Note 9's stylus!
Apparently, some new features. But what new features?
Well, Samsung has just dropped the bomb... let's hope not, actually. It has just dropped the Note 9 on stage and it's everything we expected it to be. Or, in short — awesome. And, finally, we have clarity on what the new S Pen can do!
The S Pen can be used as a simple media playback remote. Pressing its single button once will play or pause whatever you are watching or listening to. A double-press will go to the next item in the playlist
Remote shutter control
You can now use the S Pen as a shutter button when you want to take a hands-free selfie shot. Just prop the Note 9 somewhere, take out the S Pen, and use it up to 10 meters away.
Flip through pictures or presentation slides
That "battery" is worth a mention
It's not over yet
While these features are... barely mindblowing, Samsung has revealed that it's currently working with a select group of app developers to enhance the usability of the S Pen's button and Bluetooth connectivity. Sammy will also release the software development kit for the feature "soon", allowing any developer out there who wishes to utilize the S Pen's control features to do so.