It won't be long before we're treated to Samsung's latest flagship smartphone. More rumors surrounding the Galaxy Note 9 are starting to surface, particularly in regards to that iconic S-Pen stylus. Yes, we know we get all kinds of pressure sensitivity, but it looks like the new stylus for Samsung's new phone will be a Bluetooth S-Pen for added possibilities.

The confirmation comes by way of an FCC filing. It lists the Note 9's Bluetooth S-Pen with a model number of EJ-PN960, which would align with the SM-N960 model number of the Note 9.

While the FCC filing does not specifically indicate how this new accessory will be used, leaker Ice Universe has pointed toward a number of possible functions for the Bluetooth S-Pen. This is the same guy that told us the Note 9 would be getting a larger battery last month.

From what we can see, the Note 9's S-Pen will connect via Bluetooth LE (2.4GHz). Through this connection, the button on the "Stylus Pen" can be "used to control long-range self-timer, control music playback," and other functions "unrelated to the pen." It could be used as a remote shutter for the camera app or for device finding a la Tile. It could even have more complex functions based on long presses, double taps, and so on.



Bluetooth isn't new tech, and even Bluetooth LE isn't that new anymore, but a Bluetooth S-Pen could represent a great USP for the Note 9. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (along with its S-Pen) will be announced at the Samsung Unpacked event on August 9.

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