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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 S Pen: Everything you need to know

The new Galaxy Note 10 series has arrived and so has the new S Pen. Here are all the new S Pen features!

Published onAugust 7, 2019

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus S Pen vs Samsung Galaxy Note9 S Pen

The new Samsung Galaxy Note 10 line is finally here and so is the new S Pen! An inseparable part of the Note series, it is back with new and exciting features. Here is everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 S Pen.

Galaxy Note 10 S Pen design

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus S Pen vs Samsung Galaxy Note9 S Pen

The S Pen has evolved over the years but its design has not changed dramatically since the Note 5. The Galaxy Note 10 S Pen is no exception. It has retained the familiar look and shape but is now more ergonomic and easier to hold. It also ditches the two-tone design of the Note 9 stylus in favor of a single piece of plastic.

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Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra S Pen inserted

This year there are two versions of the beloved phablet — the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus. Regardless, the S Pen is the same size on both devices, with 5.8 x 4.35 x 105.08mm dimensions and a weight of 3.04g. This makes the Galaxy Note 10 S Pen slightly shorter than the Note 9 S Pen, but the difference in dimensions is negligible.

The familiar button that helps you take selfies from a distance, control slideshows and more, is still here too. But there are some great new features as well!

Galaxy Note 10 S Pen new features

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus charging port and s pen

The S Pen is more than a simple stylus. Its many functions aim to boost productivity, and the Note 10 edition is no different. Earlier this year, there were rumors circulating of a camera being added to the pen itself, but we have to dispel them. There is no camera on the Galaxy Note 10 S Pen.

Some speculations did come true, however. The S Pen now offers air actions — gesture controls you can perform by swiping. Currently, they are supported in the camera, gallery, video, music and more. The list is expected to expand quickly thanks to an open software development kit, which should allow third party support.

The Galaxy Note 10 S Pen doesn't have a camera but it has gesture controls.

The new functionality doesn’t end there, however. A feature many have been waiting for is finally here — converting handwriting to text. You can now easily export the text to a Word document, a PDF or even an image. You will also be able to zoom and edit handwriting.

These are the latest and greatest Galaxy Note 10 S Pen features. What do you think about them? Will you be using the new Air actions? Let us know in the comments below.

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