We’ve heard the rumor that the Galaxy Note 9’s new S Pen could very well be its standout feature, but we didn’t yet have any (realistic) ideas of just what that might entail — until now.
According to prolific leaker IceUniverse, the new S Pen is set to receive a Bluetooth upgrade, allowing it to do much more than just write on the Galaxy Note 9’s screen.
It’s believed the S Pen’s new Bluetooth functionality will enable it to control your music (we imagine the stylus’ button will be used to pause and skip tracks) and be used as a long-range self-timer, which would be especially handy for taking group photos from a distance.
Galaxy Note9, Bixby speakers, Galaxy Tab S4, Gear S4 will be released, which one would you buy?
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) July 2, 2018
Along with the S Pen’s reported Bluetooth functionality, the Galaxy Note 9 is also rumored to include a massive 4,000mAh battery and some truly powerful specs, as well as what appears to be a very a similar design to last year’s Galaxy Note 8.
We’ll know more in the coming weeks, as the Galaxy Note 9’s launch date has now been confirmed for August 9, 2018.