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These are the three new tricks that the Galaxy Note 7’s S Pen has picked up

When the Galaxy Note 5 was launched last year we reported on the new tricks that its S Pen had picked up. The S Pen is integral to the Galaxy Note experience so Samsung tries to make it more useful every year with new features and it’s likely to be the same story with the Galaxy Note 7. A new report has been published today which sheds light on three potential new tricks that the Galaxy Note 7’s S Pen has picked up.

The first new trick is called Translate. As the name suggests, it will help users translate words that are in a foreign language. Screenshots show that users will simply need to hover the S Pen over a word to translate it, they can also tap on the speaker icon to hear the word pronounced. This will eliminate the need for users to launch a separate app to translate words and is certainly going to prove very useful. Magnify is the second trick and it’s self-explanatory as well. It will enable users to enlarge areas of the screen by hovering the S Pen over them. Last but not the least, there’s Glance which will help users quickly switch between apps by hovering the S Pen over the thumbnail. All of this is above and beyond the new S Pen’s rumored ability to write underwater.

What do you think about these features, do any of these feel like just novelties or do you think you could get a fair amount of use from them?

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SenorSjon
SenorSjon

Point is, most of these things could be done by the first Note if only they updated their flagship phones with it.

It is nice to have, but a bit harsh it will not be updated on older Notes. Just like the S8 stylus will have features not available for the Note 7, only due to the software not being updated.

RK Kandoi
RK Kandoi

I will be buying Samsung smart phone for the first time. Anyone can guide me how to use Galaxy note 7. How to make best use of this phone. I travel abroad frequently. My country of residence is India.

maccyb
maccyb

Those who keep going on and on and on and on forever about the Note 4 should just keep their Note 4. I have had every single Note and each one is a huge improvement on the previous one. Note 4 users will just have to accept that there will no longer be replaceable batteries, and you won’t have an IR blaster either. If they want a new phone they should just go and buy iCrap or LG, or whatever.

pcriz
pcriz

We’re going to be on the Note 11 and people are going to continue to be telling old folk tales of the Golden Age of the Note 4. We get it…

Reshock
Reshock

Translate and magnify would both be used if the update comes to the Note 4.. Although my other complaint is for the promised monthly SMR, I have 2 S5’s and a Note 4, I signed 2 year contracts for the latest and greatest Flagships my contacts do not end until March I have every expectation that a Quality company will maintain support for the devices until after this date. But so far I am unimpressed!

jpd514
jpd514

Translate will be specially h helpful for me.

Reshock
Reshock

But if the battery is not guaranteed to operate like new for a minimum of 1000 cycles before any noticeable degradation I most likely would have to part with a lot of cash and down time to replace the battery compared to my Note 4. The S5 had decent water resistance and a replaceable battery. The Note 4 replaced laptop, tablet, nearly 20 remotes, even the old flip phone replaced my digital camera and memory stick. Do you think the Note 8 will have the (ha ha) added new feature of a replaceable battery? Sammy has been known to have… Read more »

Corekepler
Corekepler

That actually sounds good

Hoggington
Hoggington

Sweet!