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Next-gen S Pen stylus pen already in the works?


Published onJune 14, 2012

One of the famous comments made by the late Steve Jobs in a Q&A session when the first iPad was launched was “[…] if you see a stylus, they blew it.” He was not a fan of stylus use on mobile devices including smartphones and tablets, and therefore you don’t see such accessories coming by default with iOS devices, even though they’re available from third parties, and tend to be quite celebrated and sought after for many diverse reasons.

However, that does not mean other mobile device makers can’t come up with some interesting stylus-based functionalities for smartphones and tablets, and the best example for that is Samsung’s existing Galaxy Note tablet and the upcoming Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet – the HTC Flyer could also be used as an example even though one could argue that HTC’s first tablet did not reach anywhere near the same level of popularity of the 5-inch Note.

Therefore, we’re not surprised to hear that Samsung is already working on its next-gen S-Pen stylus, which could be paired with various Android devices in the future. According to PatentBolt, the new S Pen will feature several new features that the current S Pen versions can’t offer including embedded NFC support and a built-in clip that can handle voice communications.

Most importantly, Samsung may have found a way to do away with the lag that can accompany stylus use. Apparently the new S Pen stylus will fool the smartphone, phablet or tablet into believing the device is one of the user’s fingers by using micro-current from the human body.

While the patent detailing the new features of this next-gen S Pen stylus is available at the Source link below, that doesn’t mean we have any news regarding the availability of this product yet, so in the mean time you’ll just have to make do with the current stylii options available in stores, including the existing S Pen from Samsung.

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