The scoop on Samsung’s Bluetooth C-Pen stylus

by: John DyeMarch 9, 2016
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We heard whispers and rumors of Samsung’s new Bluetooth-enabled C-Pen stylus last year, but at the time there really just wasn’t anything to say about it except “Samsung is working on it.” Now, however, the retailer Cyberport has posted information about this fancy little device on their page, giving us a sneak peek into what exactly we can look forward to when it comes to the Samsung Bluetooth C-Pen, for use with the Windows-powered Galaxy Tab Pro S.

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The C-Pen looks to be a long-living device with an eyebrow-raising battery life of 162 hours. While we’re sure that length of time will rise and fall based on how much action the device sees, it’s nevertheless a pretty stellar figure. As you may have assumed, the C-Pen connects through Bluetooth 4.0 LE. It has 1,024 levels of pressure, which may seem like a large number at a glance, but for perspective that’s roughly half as much pressure sensitivity the S Pen offers on modern Note smartphones.

The stylus comes with two buttons, back and eraser, and you can expect it to retail for about €60 ($66). That’s honestly a bit steep, but for the benefits Bluetooth offers, it might be worth forking over the dough.

No word yet on when the stylish little pen will be available for sale, but we’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, what are your thoughts regarding the Samsung Bluetooth C-Pen? Useful tool or gimmicky accessory? Tell us your opinion in the comments below!

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  • Michael

    Also it should be supported by another Samsung tablets, like Galaxy Tab SII

    • ecaps24

      Agreed. I have an s2 and will definitely buy one as I do some sketches for stock analysis.

  • John Doe

    A couple of things it should do ..
    – Be better than anything the Apple pencil can do.
    – be magnetic (for sticking to Laptops, Tablets, etc)
    – Use the magnetic function to charge when attached to a Samsung
    device (or even other devices that support this mechanism)

  • Randy_Thompson

    I just want there to be a good bluetooth pen stylus for Android as a whole – not device-specific. I have a large and spacious Nexus 6P and I’d love to sketch and draw quality artwork on the thing with a very well-made, high pressure sensitive stylus.

    • Chris

      Wait till google supports such a thing and has native apps.

      • MBTechno

        in 2027

      • Axxell

        Doesn’t Android M already support BT pens?

  • I really love these pen technologies integrated in all smartphones and tablets. It will be smarter than mouse.

  • kc

    wonder what the holdup is with the pen. was giving this a chance but may just go SP4 now

  • André Fortin

    All I want from this is to be able to buy it noooow :(