Things you didn't know what the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 S-Pen can do


Before the release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, the S-Pen did everything that a stylus could do like quickly dropping down notes and drawing. This time around Samsung decided to think outside of the box and now the S-Pen has Bluetooth connectivity right now. It may seem like a small incremental update, but it certainly adds more convenience and functionality to our daily tasks. You can see all of these in our short skit video, but to explore it further here are some things you didn't know what the S-Pen can do.


Going on a photography spree... by yourself

Not that we want to start off with a #foreveralone vibe, but the S-Pen now allows you to snap a picture without having to touch the phablet. Big deal? Of course, it is. Have you ever found yourself in a situation where your friends just can't help you take a good picture? Obviously yes, right? So this is where the S-Pen comes to the rescue as you can now use it to remotely take a picture. What's more, you can also skip the awkwardness of asking someone to take the picture since you have the S-Pen now. Now that I think about it, this is particularly useful for group photos where you want everyone in the picture (including yourself) and you don't have a selfie stick handy.


Look, no hands!


You can now take solo model shots by yourself


Wefies and other group photos are also more convenient now

On top of that, you can also use the S-Pen to shift in between the pictures in the photo gallery as you please. Just tap the button on the stylus once to go forward and twice for backwards. Hook the Galaxy Note 9 up to a HDMI display, dim the lights and show those vacation photos off on a bigger stage without having to pass it to everyone one-by-one.


It's basically your mini remote control for YouTube

As mentioned, pressing the button once will go to the next item and twice for the previous item. But in the case of video and music players, pressing the button twice skips the video or song onto the next one, while a single press plays/pause it. There is one downside to it though, you will have to manually play the video or song first before you can start using the S-Pen but oh well... at least you will have a hands free experience after that.


Well, now you know what I like to watch in my free time

Think about it, since the S-Pen is also water-resistant, you can basically catch your drama episodes from Netflix while you're showering, or in the car getting through a traffic jam or binge-watching on your couch lazily without having to touch the phablet. Aside from YouTube, this also works for any music player and video player, as well as the voice recorder inside the Galaxy Note 9.


Control your slide presentation like a boss


Not an accurate illustration, but you get the point

Oh man, this one is probably the coolest thing you can do in front of your superiors for showing off the S-Pen capability and your presentation abilities. Imagine not having to bring your laptop to get connected to the projector and just plug in your Galaxy Note 9 into a monitor via a USB Type-C to HDMI cable, then just control your presentation slides with the S-Pen. Imagine doing this for a business meeting, an auditorium classroom and any other presentation opportunity. Wouldn't that be AMAZING? Enough said.


Other possibilities?

Samsung has mentioned that the Bluetooth S-Pen is open up to other developers as well so that being said, it'll be interesting to see what new things they can come up with. Is it possible to play games with the S-Pen? How will it look like? Or maybe in the future, clicking the button will start up the phablet or Bixby itself? Accepting incoming calls? Speaking of that, it would be pretty cool if Samsung turns the S-Pen into a more advanced tool, such as a mini caller tool to actually have a network call with another person or a maybe even have a built-in laser pointer. The possibilities are endless.

So there you have it, this is what the S-Pen can do and what do you think? Yay or meh? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned for more news at

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