Last month, we came across a patent that Samsung had filed for what looked like an auto-eject feature for a stylus – we can only imagine that this stylus is Samsung‘s own S-Pen. Using two sets of electromagnets, the S-Pen would essentially be launched from its docked position to a second position where most of the S-Pen would be sitting outside of the device for you to pull out yourself – conversely, the electromagnets would also serve as a way to keep the S-Pen locked in position when not in use. We had suspected the this feature would surface in the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, but a number of images from case maker Ringke appears to have confirmed this today- check out the incriminating images below:
If you look carefully at the housing of the S-Pen on the Galaxy Note 5, you’ll see that the top (or bottom) of the S-Pen sits flush with the bottom of the Galaxy Note 5 – that is, you won’t be able to use your finger to pull out the S-Pen even if you wanted to. This can only mean that there is some kind of mechanism that allows your S-Pen to emerge from within the body of the Galaxy Note 5 by itself – sounds a lot like an auto-eject S-Pen feature to me. Of course, we’re yet to find out exactly what the trigger for the S-Pen to come out is, but if the rumours are to be believed, we’ll be finding out more details sometime next month.
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