There have been a few reports over the past couple of weeks that have revealed that Samsung will introduce new S Pen features with the Galaxy Note 9. The S Pen is now expected to feature Bluetooth support which means that it will be able to do much more than it has ever been able to do. A new report has brought some additional information about the new S Pen features that are expected to be introduced with the Galaxy Note 9.

XDA Developers dug into the latest Galaxy Tab S4 firmware and found that the S Pen will be able to control music playback and double as a remote shutter button for the camera app. A new AirCommand app was found in the firmware and the app’s teardown reveals that the S Pen will get more new features.

The stylus will be able to unlock the device if it’s not in the slot. Users will also be able to set up actions for single and double press of the S Pen’s button. There may even be additional features that will be limited to Samsung’s proprietary apps while the S Pen SDK might also enable developers to take advantage of the new features.

The information obtained from the Galaxy Tab S4’s firmware also suggests that a new S Pen may also be offered with the upcoming flagship tablet that will offer the same new features as well. The firmware has also revealed that the Galaxy Tab S4 is going to feature an iris scanner.

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