Samsung receives a patent for smartphone cover with built-in S Pen

What if Samsung releases a smartphone cover that allows you to add an S Pen to any upcoming flagship device? That would reduce the much beloved Note series to an accessory. That would be pretty absurd. Or would it?

Today, a patent published in South Korea shows us that Samsung is working towards that idea: an S View cover with an inbuilt S Pen, that allows you to turn any Galaxy device into a Note. Of course, there’s slightly more to a Note than the S Pen, such as a digitizer built into the display. The patent, unfortunately, does not mention any such details.

Still, it would not be entirely un-Samsung-like to release such a cover for those of you who enjoy fiddling with an S Pen, but without the burden of carrying a full sized Galaxy Note device around. Now, whether a cover like this will come with the Galaxy S7 or any of its variations is entirely uncertain.

A recently published list of accessories for that device mentions nothing that reminds us of what we are seeing here, so we won’t get our hopes up just yet.

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8 months 17 days ago

Until the Note 5 and S6, the Note series was more powerful and more capable than the S series. Samsung took features away from the Note 4 to create an “S6 Pen”, a.k.a. Note 5. My guess is they do not want to throw all of those features into an S series because it would cost too much for general adoption. If their idea is simply add a pen to the S series via this case, I will gladly pass and purchase another manufacturer’s product.

9 months 11 days ago

Note 6 will be the last Note or they might release on September an upgrade of s7 with this turn any samsung to a note cover. …

9 months 11 days ago


9 months 11 days ago

Don’t you think that adding this accessory makes the phone look wide?

9 months 11 days ago

Cool! I’ll get one for my Note 6 so I can play air drums with my two SPens!

9 months 11 days ago

Depends on whether the S7 has the Waccom digitizer built in! The usual styluses aren’t worth using when compared to SPen!

9 months 11 days ago

WTF!!! Bye bye nota series :-(

9 months 11 days ago

If there is no software to support S-Pen, it is useless.

9 months 11 days ago

Please Don’t kill the Note series Samsung. Please..

9 months 11 days ago

does that mean s-pen can be used on any S7 series phone?

9 months 11 days ago

Hell yes.