- Tram Ho
Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra generations at the event on August 5. Besides the upgrades in configuration and features, one of the highlights that continues to be strongly improved by Samsung is the S Pen.
Indeed, the S Pen can now be used as a real pen when it can write and draw on the screen very easily. However, few people notice that it took Samsung nearly a decade to create the perfect S Pen as it is today.
From the first S Pens that debuted on the Galaxy Note back in 2011 and to today’s Galaxy Note 20, it’s been a long process. From the early days, the S Pen could only be used as a brush, brush, and highlighter. It also offers a double tap gesture on the screen. And to the second generation of the S Pen, it has better ergonomics and pressure sensitivity, along with a brush menu and color picker.
The pen on the Galaxy note 3 then also has an Air Command menu for users to conveniently customize pen-related features. Meanwhile with the Galaxy Note 4, the S Pen has greatly improved the writing experience by providing approximately 2,048 levels of sensitivity and Smart Select functionality.
Evolution of the S Pen
On the Galaxy Note 5 series, the S Pen brings an important and very practical feature, which is Screen Off Memo. With this feature, users can instantly write and record notes even when the screen is off. This is also a pen that supports click (click) to select objects.
With the Galaxy Note 8, the Korean tech giant has brought many new features to the S Pen like Live Messages. Or like on the Galaxy Note 9, the S Pen has added Bluetooth connectivity, helping users to control smartphone functions remotely more conveniently. For example, users can use the pen to take photos remotely, control slides during presentations.
On the Galaxy Note 10, the S Pen really has strong improvements, helping to elevate the technology for this pen. It’s AirAction. With this feature, users can perform different gestures, such as switching front and rear cameras, switching camera modes, zooming in or out of photos. Besides, Samsung also provides additional features to support users to convert handwriting into text.
And on the latest Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra series, the S Pen also has remarkable improvements. Pen latency is further improved by AI technology, making it feel as if you are writing on a real pen. It is known that the latency on the Galaxy Note 20 has been reduced by about half compared to previous Galaxy Note models with only 9ms. In addition to the screen with a refresh rate of up to 120Hz, it also contributes to a smoother pen experience.
The S Pen on the Galaxy Note 20 also offers more Air Action gestures. Specifically, you can navigate the user interface, such as switching back to recent apps, back to the home screen, etc. Plus, you can wiggle the S Pen to activate the Screen Write feature. This is a feature that allows you to instantly take screenshots and display annotation tools.
Over the past decade, Samsung has continuously improved the functionality and performance of the S Pen. It seems that each generation of S Pen is a new experience for users.
Refer to Sammobile
Source : Genk