The Samsung Galaxy Note 20’s S Pen can reportedly act as a pointer
Samsung recently revealed that its next Galaxy Unpacked event will be held on August 5th. At the event, the company is expected to announce the Galaxy Z Flip 5G, the Galaxy Note 20 series, Galaxy Z Fold 2, and Galaxy Tab S7, along with accessories like the Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Buds Live. While Samsung hasn’t revealed any information about these upcoming devices, we’ve already seen quite a few leaked renders of the Galaxy Z Flip 5G, the Galaxy Note 20 Series, and the Galaxy Watch 3. We recently got our first look at live images of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, courtesy of tech YouTuber Jimmy Is Promo (@jimmyispromo), who has now released some exciting details about the new S Pen on the device.
On the outside, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra’s S Pen doesn’t look any different from the S Pen that we’ve seen on recent Galaxy Note devices. However, Samsung appears to have included a new software feature for the Galaxy Note 20 series. According to a recent tweet from Jimmy Is Promo, the Galaxy Note 20 series will let you use the S Pen as a pointer. As you can see in the attached image, the feature will be available under a new “S Pen pointer” section in the S Pen settings and it will let you customize the speed of the pointer, its color, and its trail.
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— Jimmy Is Promo (@jimmyispromo) July 8, 2020
Once the feature is set up, you will be able to use the S Pen pointer to select icons on the Galaxy Note 20’s display, highlight any specific area, navigate around the device or to simply deliver presentations without requiring a laser pointer. The feature may even come in handy while using DeX mode by letting you easily point at anything on your monitor using the S Pen. The Galaxy Note 20 series is expected to ship with One UI 2.5 and we believe that the S Pen pointer won’t be the only new software feature to debut with the devices. We already know that One UI 2.5 will enable Google’s gesture navigation in third-party launchers and we expect to learn more from the company in the days leading up to the launch.