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Samsung patents new panel that’ll enable users to scribble on an Edge display using the S Pen

A patent filing dating back to August 2015 has surfaced today for a nifty new feature that could be ship on board the upcoming successor to the Galaxy Note Edge. The sketches included in the documentation suggest that Samsung is internally developing a stylus-sensitive side panel, which will enable users to scribble directly on the Edge display using the S Pen. The overall purpose of this functionality remains unknown, but there are many scenarios where this could prove to be useful, such as when needing to write down a telephone number while using an application.

As with many patents and trademarks, it’s perfectly possible that this development will never see the light of day. However, we’ll be sure to keep our eyes peeled for any new information on the matter and will report back in a timely manner, so be sure to keep your browser pointed to SamMobile for all the latest details. Alternatively, you can follow us over on Facebook and Twitter to receive live updates whenever we publish a new story.

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ionutdicu
ionutdicu

writing on such a thin edge?! whatta lack of imagination…..
USELESS

NoteGuy009
NoteGuy009

Actually, for note users like me who use the note for drawing and designing.
The ability to scribble on edge screen can be very useful in doing pen settings such as thickness.

n900mixalot
n900mixalot

It would have made more sense on a slightly larger panel though. The new edges are too small.

eHoolie
eHoolie

I must concur…

Hoggington
Hoggington

Agreed. The edges are such a gimmick. I traded my S7e in for a Note 5 and 3 other people I know ditched the S7e after just a few weeks. I know for certain S7e owners are trying to convince themselves they like it…when in reality…it’s buggin them beyond belief. Text & images warp over the edge. It’s hard to even pick the thing up with those razor thin edges. A proof of concept taken way too far imo. What proven display, TV or monitor that you know of, bends away from the user?? Exactly, none. Because it makes zero… Read more »