Money Samsung upgrades the S-Pen to function as a remote

08:55  10 august  2018
08:55  10 august  2018 Source:   techcrunch.com

7 takeaways from Samsung Unpacked 2018

  7 takeaways from Samsung Unpacked 2018 Samsung introduced a wide range of gadgets and upgrades today at its Unpacked event in Brooklyn. Here are seven takeaways from Samsung Unpacked:

Samsung ’s new S - Pen isn’t just a multi-colored stylus anymore. With the upgrade to the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9, the S - Pen gets its own reboot, and now functions as remote control for Samsung ’s latest offering.

Samsung Galaxy Note9 S Pen is now an android remote control. Ready for an upgrade ? S Pen remote function support may vary by app. Apps that do not support animated GIFs may still send AR Emoji stickers as a still image.

Samsung employees wave from stage beneath an image of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 during a product launch event in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., August 9, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson © REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Samsung employees wave from stage beneath an image of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 during a product launch event in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., August 9, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Samsung's new S-Pen isn't just a multi-colored stylus anymore.

With the upgrade to the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9, the S-Pen gets its own reboot, and now functions as a remote control for Samsung's latest offering.

With the inclusion of Bluetooth low energy inside the S-Pen, users can now untether themselves from the phone. With a click of the pen, folks can take pictures, advance slideshows or pause and play music.

The stylus includes a super capacitor to charge when it's not being used in the slot. The company thinks the stylus should get 30 minutes of standby time with 40 seconds of charging.

Aesthetically, things are changing with the S-Pen now, as well. There are some new colors, with neon-yellow and purple styluses on offer, which write on off-screen memos in the color that matches their design.

Developers also can incorporate the BLE functionality into their apps later this year, the company said.

Samsung might be rushing out its first foldable Galaxy phone for all the wrong reasons .
Samsung’s most exciting smartphone ever, a handset that folds in half has been in the works for at least a couple of years. But, the handset has been featured in all sorts of rumor since 2016, with Samsung postponing the rumored launch over and over. In the meantime, Samsung hosted its second annual Unpacked event of the year, unveiling the Galaxy Note 9 in New York last week. And the DJ Koh made additional remarks about the foldable handset, suggesting the phone will be launched soon enough, in time to claim the title of world’s first foldable phone.

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