+ Wednesday May 22nd, 2019

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launch is almost upon us, and Samsung is getting their regulatory ducks in a row ahead of the event. The international version of the Note 9 has passed the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) already, and now it’s the turn of the S Pen which will be, for the first time ever, connecting to the phone via Bluetooth.

The Galaxy Note 9 S Pen has hit the FCC with the model number EJ-PN960 – matching with the Galaxy Note 9 model # of SM-N960 – with the Bluetooth Test report in the FCC application listing the Equipment Under Test (EUT) as a ‘Stylus Pen’.

The S Pen will connect to the Galaxy Note 9 using Bluetooth LE, though what version of Bluetooth (likely BT 5) it will use but it is using the 2.4GHz band.

Previously we’ve seen leaker @UniverseIce state that the S Pen would be connecting to the Note 9 via Bluetooth enabling all sorts of interesting new functions including being able to ‘be used to control long-range self-timer, control music playback.

Exactly what else Samsung has planned for users to do with the Galaxy Note 9 S Pen remains to be seen, but with the announcement taking place on August 9th (August 10th here in Australia), we don’t have long to go find out.

Source: FCC.
Via: Droid-Life.

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Over the longer term, isn’t this going to pwn battery life?
Can you use the S-pen whilst you are using blue tooth headphones?

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