One of the more unique features of Samsung’s Galaxy Note series is the fact that it comes with a stylus which Samsung refers to as the S Pen. The S Pen is not your regular stylus as Samsung has designed the handset in such a way that using S Pen will unlock more features of the handset, thus encouraging users to take advantage of it. Now it might seem a little early to talk about the Galaxy Note 4, but according to a recent patent filed by Samsung, perhaps the next Galaxy Note handset could take advantage of handwriting recognition to unlock the device.
This is a feature that is already available on the Galaxy Note 2 and the Galaxy Note 3, but with this patent, Samsung wants to take it one step further. Right now both the Note 2 and Note 3 can be unlocked using handwriting recognition, but with the patent, Samsung describes how you can write a message, such as “call home” and once the software recognizes your writing, it will not only unlock your device but perform the “call home” function as well. Essentially it seems like a good way to cut down several steps one might have to take when they unlock a phone and place a call. Of course given that this is a patent, there’s really no telling if Samsung will ever implement it but what do you guys think?