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Samsung teases evolved and improved S Pen for the Galaxy Note 5

What do humanity’s greatest accomplishments have in common, the classic books and symphonies, iconic buildings and infrastructure, all of them have one thing in common: someone somewhere picked up a pen and got to work. In this day and age digital solutions have eliminated the need for pens in many aspects of our daily lives but many still attach the feelings of freedom, creativity and personality with handwritten notes. In a new post on its official blog Samsung appreciates all of the contributions that the pen has made to humanity while it extols the virtues of its S Pen that has been improved and refined with each new edition, Samsung goes so far to call it “one of the most technologically advanced pens of all time.”

The post walks us through the various kinds of writing instruments that have been used throughout history, from calligraphy brushes thousands of years ago in China to quills in the not so distant past. Many of history’s greatest writers like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Mark Twain heavily relied upon fountain pens to write while others relied upon technical and ballpoint pens. This inevitably brings us to the S Pen which has been a staple on the Galaxy Note series of handsets since they were originally launched. It started off as a mere stylus and the most recent iteration in the Galaxy Note 4 is capable of simulating finger touch, tap and swipe gestures to provide a full touch-screen environment without the user actually having to touch the display. It even features a multifunction button with shortcut gestures to improve input time.

Samsung points out that the S Pen is already in its fourth edition and ends the post with a teaser, wondering how exciting it is to see the S Pen “evolve and improve as time goes on.” The timing of this post is no coincidence, we’re merely days away from Samsung’s next Unpacked event on August 13 where it’s likely to unveil the Galaxy Note 5 which is obviously going to come with the S Pen. We’ll have to wait and see though just how it has evolved and improved since last year.

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fullbazak
fullbazak

I Like Samsung Mobile I have Galaxy Note 4 please company Samsung make mobile smartphone: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 OLED Curved body and display 8k ,3D Samsung Galaxy Note 5 OLED : OLED,(fully aluminium) and a 68 megapixel camera and Secondary 24MP with 8K and D3 ( for image quality and dynamic range. An all-new FX-format full-frame image sensor design—low-pass filter processing for flawless detail retention from snow white to pitch black, beautiful noise-free images from , an extremely wide dynamic range, flattering well-saturated skin tones and much more….. A deeper grip ensures stable handling, even for small hands. A… Read more »

Gregg1100
Gregg1100

This so called ” Premium look” of S6 series and probably Note 5, is mainly the fault of journalists whingeing that Samsung doesn’t look like a crapple iphone or htc m9. The phone could be made of titanium or solid gold, but as most people put their phones in a case, you won’t see the so called premium look anyway. Why does every phone have to be premium- take a look at the htc and S6 ?? Where did that get us??. A lookalike iphone, and no sd card and removable batteries. The plastic back on S3, S4 and S5… Read more »

rainerm
rainerm

ROFL. This shall be a scene out of Big Bang Theory…
I can even hear them saying:
Really? Samsung is going to present their new top phone and they are discussing its PEN?
Probably we can load the unreplacable Battery by pushing the Pen in and out quickly??
(I better submit a patent on that)

India1
India1

I am NOT buying this without an IR Blaster. It is a very useful feature for me. Will stick to my feature rich Note 4.

ThaiM
ThaiM

No one in their right mind would downgrade from a Note 4 to a Note 5.

jonathan21080
jonathan21080

Having use the S-Pen on the Note 5, I can say that the pen really changes from the Note 4. It does feel more like a regular small oen on your hand, along with the tip of the pen being more like a regular pen. I did really enjoyed the new S-Pen. The curved glass on the back of the note 5 feels great in hand and its easier to grab with one hand. I had my doubts about not being able to have an SD card, but I think using Photos from Google is just perfect for anyone who… Read more »

z31k
z31k

You know what else is perfect? Having an Sd card slot and removable battery… My note edge is a beast. Ill stick with that. And next year when i feel like upgrading, Samsung better have those options. XD

jonathan21080
jonathan21080

I also own a Note Edge and I agree with you being a great phone, honestly I was skeptical to get the Note 5 but after I got my hands on it, it really changed my perspective and I will be getting one as soon as my upgrade is available.

kheerthi
kheerthi

How did you get the note 5?

ThaiM
ThaiM

Samsung rep paid to come on here to try and sell it’s lack of features. Or just a loser if he’s not being paid.

jonathan21080
jonathan21080

BTW I forgot to mention that the camera has the option to take RAW pictures

isroisro
isroisro

SAMSUNG is yet again doing a horrible job. After Apple teaches them how to make a proper device with a stylus we will all cry that Apple stole the idea. I had the Note 4 and it was laggy as hello, slow, filled with errors. Now no SD slot either. SAMMOBILE keeps talking how we cant have sd cards cause new memory is faster. Wow really? samsung always has the fastest everything on paper and in reality their phones end up being one of the laggiest and most buggy. Not to mention software updates.Sony, HTC, OPPO, Huawei, Xiaomi, all make… Read more »

ThaiM
ThaiM

The new S-Pen will be utterly useless if people refuse to buy the POS because it doesn’t have:

IR
MicroSD
Removable battery

So they can make the S-Pen out of gold that farts rainbows but it’s useless.

ghedelacruz610
ghedelacruz610

yours is not the future, dude.

harinsheth
harinsheth

IR BLASTER IS IMPORTANT. ..

AquilaSol
AquilaSol

Are my eyes deceiving me or is that a removable backcover?! (Oh god I hope so…)

jastep
jastep

If you’re referring to the first picture, that my friend is the galaxy note 4.

AquilaSol
AquilaSol

I know. I was trying to be blindly optimistic. It seems to work for religious people, so I figured I’d give it a try. It doesn’t work, though.