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Galaxy S4 Tab firmware reveals possible features of the new S Pen

By Cookie Monster - on 23 Jul 2018, 1:00am

Galaxy S4 Tab firmware reveals possible features of the new S Pen

Image source: XDA Developers

As we've predicted, the S Pen is likely to be the headline feature in the Galaxy Note9 based on the latest finding. 

The folks at XDA Developers managed to uncover codes within the leaked firmware of the Galaxy Tab S4 that suggest new features of the S Pen. The teardown of the AirCommand app reveals the following new features of the S Pen: 

  • the ability to remotely unlock the phone/tablet if the S Pen is not in the slot 
  • the option to customize actions for a single and double press of the button on the S Pen 
  • control music playback 
  • using it as a shutter button for the camera 
  • pressing the button of the S Pen to do more in a range of apps 
  • press and hold the button of the S Pen to open any app or S Pen feature 

These new features are likely to ship with the Galaxy Note9 and the Galaxy Tab S4. However, it is not known at the moment whether Samsung will unveil both devices at the same time. 

Source: XDA Developers via SamMobile