Galaxy Note 5’s S Pen is rumoured to feature Auto-eject function


Something that sets the Galaxy Note range apart from the Galaxy S series of handsets is the inclusion of the S Pen, Samsung’s take on the stylus. Every time a new Note handset is released, the S Pen receives a whole bunch of new features and functions, and it would seem that the upcoming Note 5 will be no different, with the latest rumour being that the S Pen will sport an Auto Eject ability. This rumour comes about thanks to the publication of a trademark application from Samsung by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Samsung Galaxy Note Auto Eject S pen patent

The trademark application shows the S Pen Auto Eject feature being made possible by the inclusion of two electromagnets in the S Pen storage slot and a magnet in the S Pen itself. Reversing the polarization of the electromagnets would result in the S Pen being pushed out of the smartphone body. Whether this function will be controlled via an app or vocal command is unknown at this point, although both methods would seem likely.

I’m just speculating here, but it may also be possible to use the electromagnets to auto-insert the S Pen, providing of course that the S Pen has already been partly inserted. As stated though, that’s pure speculation. The S Pen Auto Eject feature may also just be a feature that is currently present in a prototype that won’t make it to the final product.

We are still a couple of months away from the IFA in September where it is believed that the Galaxy Note 5 will be announced, and it would appear that the hype machine is winding up nicely. I’m sure that there’s going to be many more leaks and rumours until the Note 5 is officially announced.


Source: PatentlyMobile
Via: SamMobile

About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 around in his pockets. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).

  • Vela Xanko

    Hey this is so lovely. This is sweet rumours. May they come through