You can now use Galaxy Note 9 S Pen as a remote control for several apps, in addition to the traditional S Pen features such as air command and screen-off memo.
This Galaxy Note 9 guide explains the new features of this new S Pen, how to charge Galaxy Note 9 S Pen, and how to check the battery and Bluetooth connection status.
Please note, this guide is for the new S Pen bundled with Galaxy Note 9. For S Pen with previous generations of Galaxy Note devices (e.g., Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy Note 7, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy Note Pro, and Galaxy Note 8.0), please check this page.
What’s new in the Galaxy Note 9 S Pen?
S Pen differs Galaxy Note devices from other Android phones and tablets. Samsung included S Pen in a few Galaxy Tab S and Galaxy Tab A tablets after they stopped making Galaxy Note tablets.
Over the years, Samsung only slightly tweaked the S Pen. From Galaxy Note to Note 4, there were no noticeable changes. Since Galaxy Note 5, a new design with a release spring has been adopted up to now. But it is only a cosmetic, not functional revision.
Galaxy Note 9 S Pen probably can be considered as a new generation of S Pen.
Although the physic design of the Galaxy Note 9 S Pen is almost identical to that of Galaxy Note 8 (or Note 5), there are considerable new features introduced in the new S Pen on Galaxy Note 9.
The most significant change in Galaxy Note 9 S Pen is Bluetooth LE support.
So, in addition to all existing S Pen features, you can use the S Pen as a remote control, for example
- Use the new S Pen as a shutter button for taking photos;
- Use the new S Pen