Samsung rumored to sell the Galaxy Note 9’s S Pen separately

Just two days away from Samsung officially announcing the Galaxy Note 9 at an Unpacked event in New York on August 9th, and after many leaked images of the handset and its retail packaging, yet another rumor has surfaced saying that Samsung could sell the S Pen as a separate accessory. Join us after the break for more details.

According to SamMobile, the S Pen is believed to pack Bluetooth connectivity, a small battery that can provide up to 30 minutes of use with just 40 seconds of charging, and will be included in the box with every Galaxy Note 9. Samsung is thought to be making the S Pen available as a separate product so that users can both them in whichever color they want as well as replacing them if lost.

Remember all the talk of Fortnite launching on Android as an exclusive on the Galaxy Note 9? Well, the rumor corroborates this rumor by saying that Galaxy Note 9 buyers will be able to choose between $150 in V-Bucks or a pair of wireless, noise canceling headphones from AKG worth $150. For an extra $100, buyers can opt to get both of the pre-order incentives.

Unsurprisingly, the Galaxy Note 9’s camera is said to be getting AI abilities that will allow it to decide the ideal camera mode based on environment and subject and tell the user of eye-blinking or excessive hand-shaking. Hopefully, this won’t involve the use of Bixby.

With just two days to go, there isn’t much that we don’t already know about the Galaxy Note 9 but hopefully, Samsung will have a surprise up its sleeve to keep things interesting.

Source: SamMobile

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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 Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) in his pockets and thinks nothing of lugging a 17-inch laptop around in his backpack. 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).

  • pda96

    If they knock the price down a $100, I’d be ok with that. But then, all you will have left is just an S9+, which is why Samsung should get rid of the Note line altogether and just focus on the S line.

  • Richard Dennis

    So 1500 for the phone and 200 for the S-Pen.. I mean.. Why not just charge 5G’s for both… If you are going to get stupid for the pricing… Might as well go all the way stupid.