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Update: The Samsung Galaxy Note9 has been officially launched in India in two variants. The smartphones come in either 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage or 8 GB RAM and 512 GB internal storage for a price of Rs 67,900 and Rs 84,9000, respectively. The device will be available via various e-commerce websites from 22nd of August 2018. Do note that the Indian variant of the Galaxy Note9 features with Exynos 9810 SoC.
It looks like the influential highlight of the Samsung Galaxy Note9 will be the S-Pen and a recent report suggests that the S-Pen on the Galaxy Note9 might support music playback controls. Samsung is also betting big on the S-Pen calling " biggest update ever".
According to a report from Ice universe, the Samsung Galaxy Note9 will come equipped with a next-generation S-Pen, which will have a plethora of features, which are not present on the S-Pen found on the Galaxy Note9 or the previous model.
S-Pen with Bluetooth support
For the first time, S-Pen will have Bluetooth support, which will open to a wide array of possibilities. This means, that the S-Pen might also come with a battery to cater power requirement of a Bluetooth chip.
S-Pen with a battery
However, having a Bluetooth chipset will also affect the battery life and the S-Pen might get bulkier than usual to house a battery, which could last at least for a week on a single charge and the Galaxy Note9 might also have an automatic charging mechanism for the S-Pen when it is inserted into the smartphone. Considering this feature, the S-Pen on the Galaxy Note9 could be the biggest S-Pen (literally).
S-Pen with a speaker
As the smartphone comes with a battery and Bluetooth connectivity, the S-Pen might also offer other features like a wireless stereo Bluetooth speaker to offer stereo sound setup on the Galaxy Note9.
S-Pen with a camera trigger button
One more feature, that is expected to feature on the S-Pen is the camera trigger button. According to a report, the S-Pen might also double as a camera shutter button for remote photo capture. With this feature, users will be able to trigger the camera on the Galaxy Note9 from a remote location (10 meters, considering the range of Bluetooth).
Control music playback
As the S-Pen on the Galaxy Note9 comes with Bluetooth LE support, it can also be used to control music and video playback. This feature also works well for video controlling across the smartphone.
The S-Pen can also be used to switch between the slides while controlling the presentation. As of now, this feature works well on Microsoft powerpoint application on the Galaxy Note9.
Just like the previous iteration of the Samsung Galaxy Note's S-pen, the new S-pen can also be used to take notes and to make sketches as well. Just take out the S-Pen to start taking notes.
Create live messages
S-Pen can also be used to create live messages, which can be shared with any smartphone user using the GIF format. This feature can be achieved using Live Message app.
Handy shortcuts (air command)
This is once again a nice feature when you take out the S-Pen from the device (when the device is unlocked) then the device will offer a bunch of shortcuts, which can be changed from the settings menu.
The S-Pen can also be used to translate text from one language to another language. To Translate a word, select the specific word on Air Command and press translate.
Though the Galaxy Note9 has a dedicated, Bixby, the virtual voice assistant can also be triggered using Air command feature on the Samsung Galaxy Note9.
Take these speculated S-Pen features with a pinch of salt, as there is no official document to support these features will be found on the final device. However, considering the Samsung's way of advertising, at least half of these features will be available on the Galaxy Note9's S-Pen.