The Note 9 may not be too much of a novelty for some users in terms of daylong battery life because this feature had already been pioneered by Chinese Huawei and Xiaomi a year ago. However, loyalists of Galaxy Note series prefer to differentiate the smartphone for its stylus which the company resurrected, and it is evident that Samsung does not want to disappoint them.
Like in every Note series, the S-Pen is the signature feature of the eighth generation too. But what began as a mere tool for writing and drawing has now turned into a powerful device that expands the capability of a smartphone.
For the first time, the smartphone is built with Bluetooth LE wireless technology, allowing the owner to use the pen like a remote control to launch and operate apps and features. As it lasts up to 200 clicks or 30 minutes on a single charge (taking only 40 seconds to charge fully), users can take photos, present slides, play, pause and record audios and videos and much more. App developers can also use this feature to their advantage.
The stylus is backed with another inventive feature of Samsung DeX, an HDMI adapter, for a PC-like experience. The large screen concept which the series highly popularised works well in this case, as users can work on presentations, edit photos and videos, watch favourite shows, or simply connect to a TV or monitor for a fully functional dual screen mode.