Samsung recently announced the date of the Unpacked event for the launch of the exclusive S Pen for the Galaxy Note series. The FCC has now confirmed the rumours at the end of June: the stylus of the new Galaxy Note 9 will have a Bluetooth connectivity.
In the documentation published by the US agency it is clearly written that the certification concerns a “Stylus Pen” by Samsung. The Korean manufacturer has therefore decided to offer a Bluetooth stylus along with this smartphone/tablet. This opens the door to a series of features impossible to offer with EMR (electromagnetic resonance) technology used for all previous versions of the S Pen, as the accessory must be brought closer to the screen. For example, the new stylus could be used to start apps, control a game, take a picture, activate the camera timer, or manage remote music playback.
One thing to bear in mind, is the S Pen must be recharged, probably when it is inserted into its housing. Also for this reason the Galaxy Note 9 will integrate a battery of greater capacity (maybe 4,000 mAh). Another new feature is the movement of the fingerprint reader under the double rear camera. For the latter a variable opening lens is envisaged, as in the Galaxy S9. Aesthetically there will be no major changes compared to the current Galaxy Note 8.