Samsung unveiled a new, slimmer S-Pen in Germany last month, alongside the quad-core Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.
But a new patent filing, submitted to the US Patent and Trademark Office (where else?), reveals yet another design in the proverbial pipeline, and it’s chock-full of fancy features and that.
One of the most interesting new S-Pen features is the apparent use of the human body’s micro-current. Essentially, the S-Pen will fool the touchscreen into thinking it’s a finger, hypothetically yielding a smoother experience and eliminating lag. Good stuff.
The new S-Pen also has a clip with a hidden transmitter and receiver for taking calls, complete with volume control. Not entirely original, to be fair, as we’ve already seen something similar from the Asus PadFone.
Finally, we have embedded NFC (Near Field Communication), meaning you can tap the S-Pen off of stuff and what have you.
Probably a bit early for the S-Pen to make an appearance alongside the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, but there’s always the Samsung Galaxy Note 2…
via: Patent Bolt