FCC filing hints at Bluetooth LE capabilities on the new Galaxy Note 9 S Pen

by Jed John 0

It is already confirmed that the Galaxy Note 9 will meet with us on August 9. As expected, the rumour mills will keep buzzing until the device is finally unveiled. One major feature expected to be on the device is a new redesigned S Pen stylus. The launch poster even had an image of the S Pen to further solidify talks of a redesign and there are talks of the device doubling as a Bluetooth device was also echoed. That seems to have got some confirmation from the FCC as a recent document shows some details of the S Pen stylus.Samsung Glaxy Note 9 S Pen

The S pen comes with a model number of EJ-PN960. That is consistent with the model number of the Galaxy Note 9 which is SM-N960 as seen on its FCC listing. It is believed that the “P” in the model number refers to “pen” while the document list the device being certified as a “Stylus Pen”.

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The document also details that the pen will be able to connect to the Galaxy Note 9 over 2.4GHz Bluetooth LE, which means that the device will have some sort of Bluetooth LE capabilities. Chinese tipster Ice Universe also hinted that the S Pen could double as a wireless Bluetooth speaker and could be used to control the streaming of music and operate a long-range timer but we are not so sure of all these claims. If indeed it would have Bluetooth LE features, the S Pen would need to have a battery crammed inside which could add to its thickness and even the weight. The Galaxy Note 9 isn’t expected with lots of outstanding features but this sounds interesting. We’ll find out more about this on August 9 when the Galaxy Unpacked event would be held.