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Galaxy Note 10 Lite to have location-tracking Bluetooth 5.1 S Pen

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Last updated: December 16th, 2019 at 10:58 UTC+02:00

It is no secret Samsung is getting ready to launch the Galaxy Note 10 Lite, a more affordable version of its top-of-the-line Galaxy Note 10 devices. Now, we learn it will be Samsung’s first Bluetooth 5.1-compatible device, theoretically bringing location tracking to the S Pen.

Galaxy Note 10 Lite with Bluetooth 5.1 S Pen connectivity

A few weeks ago we saw that Samsung already bagged its Bluetooth 5.0 certification for the Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite. Now, the latter receives yet another Bluetooth certification, and it is the more interesting one. As usual, the devil is in the details.

The Galaxy Note 10 Lite will be the first Samsung device to support Bluetooth 5.1. In particular, the S Pen will have a Bluetooth 5.1 connection. Now, this is where things get interesting, as the biggest upgrade in Bluetooth 5.1 is accurate location tracking. In other words: the Note 10 Lite just might be the first Note that knows where its S Pen is.

galaxy note 10 bluetooth 5.1 s pen

The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ have an S Pen that recognizes gestures, but when the stylus is not close to the display, the device has no way of knowing its exact location. While gestures do provide a few fun features, we can imagine accurate location tracking creates a whole new dimension of S Pen functionality.

Of course, we do not know if the Note 10 Lite will indeed sport fresh new S Pen features. After all, it is the Lite version of its more expensive brothers. But the Bluetooth 5.1 certification shows that the phone’s hardware is capable of tricks the regular Note 10 models cannot perform.

We will have to wait until Samsung makes the device official to find out what Bluetooth 5.1 support really brings to the Galaxy Note 10 Lite. Recent rumors point to a launch in January. Just last week, we found out the phone could cost just north of €600, making it more affordable than the regular Note 10 models, but still not a very cheap phone with a stylus. However, interesting new features could go a long way to justify such a price point.

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