Future Samsung smartphones may go camera-less, here's how

Samsung is considering to put a camera in the S Pen

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A patent application shows how Samsung envisages the next generation of the S-Pen. However, since the S Pen only comes with the Galaxy Note handsets, it was assumed by many that this feature could come in a future Galaxy Note flagship.

With its Galaxy Note 9, Samsung brought Bluetooth functionality to its celebrated S Pen, allowing users to use the stylus as a long-range shutter button - ideal for taking selfies and group photos from a distance. According to the concept, a camera lens will be located at the rear end of the pen, where a push button is now located.

It's worth noting that the S Pen camera patent was filed way back in February 2017. The sensor would be hooked up to at least one or more lenses.

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The electric pen device 100 according to an exemplary embodiment may be used by being mounted on electronic devices, such as smart phones, notebooks, or monitors, may input information or transmit a command to the electronic devices, and may include a camera 11 having a zooming function. It can help Samsung do away with the punch hole camera, and notches thus offering a full screen, edge-to-edge display.

This would be the smartphone here and the S Pen would confirm that the image or picture has been taken by the camera. Furthermore, not all patents become real-life products anyway. Not unless, of course, Samsung manages to put flash data storage in the S Pen too. The pen in the Galaxy Note has thus become a truly unique selling point that other manufacturers can not offer - not a bad thing in times of interchangeable smartphone designs. However, I would imagine that video calls would be mildly annoying via the S-Pen camera, as you'd need to hold the stylus up for the duration of the call. Additionally, the pen would offer more versatility when taking photos, letting users get into positions that would be awkward if holding a phone.

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