Tipster says that the Samsung Galaxy Note 9's S Pen is "worth the wait"

Tipster says that the Samsung Galaxy Note 9's S Pen is
One thing that sets the Samsung Galaxy Note line apart from other phones is the S Pen. More than just a stylus, the S Pen works hand-in-hand with the Galaxy Note to offer features unique to the series. According to a tweet disseminated today by tipster Ice Universe (@UniverseIce), the new version of the S Pen that comes out of the box with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is "worth the wait."

There has been talk about the S Pen supporting Bluetooth this year, allowing users to employ the accessory as a wireless speaker. That would require the S Pen to run on batteries, which could make it a bit thicker than in years past. Another possibility is that the S Pen could add Bluetooth, a speaker and a microphone in order to make phone calls, as long as it remained in close proximity to the Galaxy Note 9 handset.

One interesting concept mentioned would allow a user to "write" on a piece of paper using the S Pen. Since the S Pen is inkless, the words "written" on the paper would appear only on the Galaxy Note 9's display.

We could see Samsung unveil the Galaxy Note 9 on August 9th. That gives you a few weeks to try and figure out what the compelling new S Pen features will be before the new phone and S Pen are unwrapped.


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Galaxy Note 9
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(29h 3G talk time)

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38 Comments

1. ReticentHamster

Posts: 153; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Ice Universe has been saying positive, yet ambiguous statements about the software on the Note9 for some time now. I hope the result is worth the hype - really, there's no way to know if what he's saying has any basis. (Other than the accuracy of his other leaks) That said, it seems like Note phones tend to introduce nice software perks to the Galaxy line. Looking forward to what this one will have to offer.

28. Phullofphil

Posts: 1761; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

The pence is what I like about the note up untill I never used it. Just not for me. Might be cool playing the room games and some stuff but I would be fine without the pen. I don’t even use it on my Windows 10 2in1 I hope they come up with something that changes that for me

38. chenski

Posts: 759; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Haha I don't use it on my surface book either

2. Abhishekbisen

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 24, 2018

Sir please contact me a fan

5. matistight

Posts: 976; Member since: May 13, 2009

That's exactly what I was thinking

3. Derekjeter

Posts: 1465; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

That’s what they said about the iPhone X, and look what happened to that. I guarantee that no phone, feature, accessories, pen, pencil, etc.. that comes out in the next three years will be worth the wait or money. Not Apple, Samsung, HTC or anyone will bring something amazing that will really be worth $1000. The iPhone X was not worth $1k. No phone out now was worth more than $600. We as the consumer have to ask for more than just a nice screen, camera and a couple of useful features for companies that want to charge $1000 for a phone.

17. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Unless you can think of the killer feature we're missing, what can you really say?

27. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

for me in the past 4 years the only thing worth the money is the Huawei P20 pro camera system .. and they improve it even further in the mate 20 … I think it will be heard for anyone to compete with that for me at least

34. Penny

Posts: 1847; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

I agree with the point that there's not enough that separates current $1,000 flagships from the $400-600 "budget" flagships. You get a lot of phone with no lag and good cameras for under $600 now. However, I am waiting on the $1,300 RED Hydrogen phone. It will be more expensive than any other mainstream phone, but it does a lot to separate itself from the even $1,000 flagships in the way of technology and functionality. But, that's because I'm bored of current phones and willing to take that gamble. Worth, as almost all things, is subjective. I would still argue it could be more worth it at $1,300 than an iPhone X is at $1,000 just based on the areas of separation alone.

37. ALMBO6

Posts: 195; Member since: May 28, 2018

I totally agree. Regardless of how good is a phone's performance or camera or anything else, as long as all that doesn't come with a three days battery life on a single charge, no phone is worth more than 600 bucks

4. 5URV1V0R

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 18, 2015

It will shoot an invisible laser beam to destroy the Pixels and the iphones of the world

25. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Why don't just blast them like what the N7 did?

6. Medoogalaxy

Posts: 232; Member since: May 25, 2017

They deliberately publish leaks for the next phone even though it is still far away ,for the purpose of alienating people and not buying S9, so the corrupt media works.

7. aegislash

Posts: 1475; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

In terms of design, I'm hoping for an S-Pen that is mostly metal. Seriously, it would look so damn nice, especially if it was all shiny like the metal for the clicky piece at the end.

8. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Invisible ink or ghost writing would be pretty damn neat.

9. apple-rulz

Posts: 2002; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Samsung needs to get rid of the stupid Infinity Display, and bring back the full version of S-note. The Note series is supposed to be a technological workhorse, unfortunately it’s morphed into a tarted up S-series.

12. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

The last thing Samsung should do is get rid of the design language that makes them unique in the smartphone world. Samsung has been continously improving and refining it. It's a design language that everyone is copying more and more, as other brands are starting to curve their glass, which Samsung has been doing for some time now. In a world full of ugly and compromising notches, the infinity design language is a lovely sight.

20. apple-rulz

Posts: 2002; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Maybe you’re only interested in how pretty a phone is, but other people need practicality. You stick with the S-series, and let the Note get back to being practical.

22. cmdacos

Posts: 4082; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Definitely agree. In a space where phone designers race to copy, Samsung's design language sets them apart. Miss my note 8, the first note I used and can't wait to pre-order the 9. Used the sPen far more than I figured I would as a traditional galaxy s user.

10. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

Sounds good! Let's wait and see what they will make

11. drunkenjay

Posts: 1657; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

Another possibility is that the S Pen could add Bluetooth, a speaker and a microphone in order to make phone calls so...do you stick a the pen in your ear to make phone calls or what?

14. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Do you stick your phone in your ear?

18. sissy246

Posts: 7064; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Do people stick a smart watch in their ear to make call.

13. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

This all sounds really exciting, and I look forward to what the Note 9 brings! It sounds like it's going to be another exciting Samsung Note. I wonder if Samsung has done some tuning of the Exynos 9810 SoC with the Note 9, as early benchmarks showed results that deviated from the Exynos 9810 Galaxy S9.

16. Foxgabanna

Posts: 587; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

I doubt it. They usually leave the processor alone in the phones and add more ram.

15. Foxgabanna

Posts: 587; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

I’m sure this is all hype. There isn’t really much to do with the SPen that many never used on their older notes anyway. Best of luck to them though.

19. CEDEOTB

Posts: 390; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

I just want the Note 9 to have a flat screen + a boxy design and be different, the curved sides + rounded edges should stay on the S series.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 30959; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Best part about the Note to me.

23. nodes

Posts: 1158; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

can't wait to call my mom with an S-Pen.

24. warrenellis93

Posts: 541; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

Look guys, if you put a laser pointer on it we wont be that impressed....

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