Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was launched few months back and this notebook offers a revamped S Pen with Bluetooth connectivity. The S Pen first appeared in 2011 on the original Galaxy Note. That initial stylus was primitive in comparison to subsequent models.
The S Pen has a pretty significant upgrade thus, starting with the range of connection being around 10 meters standard for Blue Tooth devices. There’s some great functionality added such as you can long press to launch an app, single and double tap to move through functions and to “Walk the talk” – the entire presentation today was run from a Note 9 with the S Pen used to move through the slides.
As part of the continued growth of the Note Platform, the S Pen SDK is opened to developers to allow them to add new functionality to their applications specific to the Note Platform.
How does S pen in new Samusung Galaxy Note 9 work with Bluetooth?
This updated S Pen stylus with Bluetooth will allow users, particularly those in business settings, to use it for a variety of functions. Samsung has completely redesigned the S Pen for the Galaxy Note 9, and while writing and drawing continue to be important applications for Samsung, the new S Pen does far more.
Charge the S Pen in 40 seconds
The S Pen now has a Bluetooth low-energy module and antenna and supercapacitor. The supercapacitor allows the user to place the S Pen into the holder on the Galaxy Note 9 for 40 seconds to give it a full charge, providing enough power for 30 minutes of use or clicking the stylus’s button up to 200 times.
Use for power point presentations
This is ideal when using the stylus as a remote control for PowerPoint presentations or slideshows, whether directly on the phone or with the Galaxy Note 9 running DeX and connected by a dongle to an external monitor with HDMI. The dongle is sold separately as an accessory. The phone can also be connected to an external monitor with a multi-port adapter.
Customize it your way
The S Pen functions can be customized by simply pressing and holding the button on the side of the stylus to load an application. The chosen default could be the phone’s camera, and you can present a slideshow by pressing the S Pen’s button once each time you want to advance to the next image.
The remote control option using the S Pen for the camera could come in handy in business settings where group photos are taken.
The S Pen is still useable even without Bluetooth connectivity, such as when the phone is in airplane mode.
Navigation is a key way that people use the S Pen, although this wasn’t the original use case. To open applications and hover over applications and that leads to translating, which is a big feature and capability of the device.
Delivery companies can use the S Pen and Galaxy Note 9 for signature capture, and it has the functionality for retailers processing orders, too.
The S Pen also allows users to take notes on the fly through the Screen-Off Memo feature, as well as navigate, translate, and organize notes through Samsung Notes, and send personalized texts through Samsung Live Message, which was first introduced in the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
Note that Samsung includes the S Pen with the Galaxy Note 9 at no additional charge which means it’s all free for you to experience.