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Explaining the S-Pen (X-Pen) – How it Work & its Uses


    infinix with x pen
    Infinix with X pen


    Today, we will be going through that Line of explanation once again! Virtually, everybody has heard of the word term “S-Pen” or “X-Pen” FBL is going to spell out all the physical properties and its uses.

    The S-Pen was first unveiled during the Mobile World Congress as at 2013 and believe or not, everyone were amazed! Many doubted it and today, it has come to stay!

    Well, after seeing the picture of the S-Pen, it is a piece of a magnificent of hardware that allows users to do some very interesting things.

    Meanwhile, some says the S-Pen did some work in-making the Samsung Note 2 more popular than most series. How does the S-Pen work?

    S Pen Power Source?

    In another word, where does the Power source of the S Pen comes from? Actually, if you did read through the Infinix Note4 Pro review here, you will noticed that, firstly, you need to charge the X-pen at least for 20seconds and uses it for 40minutes.

    Well, on the Samsung Mobile the S Pen has an incredible power button that obviously communicates with whatever Galaxy Note device you’re using. So looking for its power source, the S Pen draws its power Wirelessly from the device, this is Unlike the X-Pen on Infinix.

    Together, these generate an electromagnetic field that emanates outward from the screen. Inside the S Pen itself is another coil that channels the power from the field to its own internal circuit board. It uses this power to communicate information from its buttons back to the Note device.

    The Screen & S Pen

    Concerning the Pressure sensitivity and the screen, the S pen doesn’t have any thing to do with it. The screen has nothing to do with writing, drawing or navigating using the S Pen.

    The same electromagnetic field that provides power to the pen can also be used to calculate its position relative to the screen.

    This, along with information from the S Pen button and the nib on the end are what is used to determine what the user it doing with the S Pen.

    Samsung s pen tear down
    Samsung s pen tear down

    Drawing on the Screen:

    Pick up the S Pen, push down the nib and move it in close to the screen. You’ll notice that you can draw in the air with the S Pen and it shows up on the screen just as it would if you were using it normally.

    OR, you can take a business card or piece of cardboard, hold it over the screen, and if you’re close enough, you’ll be able to draw on this and see it on the screen.

    S Pen not working on More apps

    The answer to that is somehow, Yes and somehow No! Because most of the app that were supported at first with S Pen aren’t being in used today as they have updated it.

    Well, you can download the S Pen SDK (Software Development Kit) from Samsung and some code are changeable while most of them aren’t!

    Right now, the developers are likely to let TouchWiz make sure the S Pen works for them. Lets just believe that S Pen already “just works” in every app unless, if there is new feature.

    We don’t see more apps in the Play Store with S Pen-specific features, especially considering the popularity of the Samsung Galaxy Note line of devices.

    Source: Androidauthority

    Uses of S Pen

    After going through, how the S Pen works, where it draws the power from and many others. Lets see the uses of the S Pen! Most people are anxious about the S Pen while many aren’t. Cuddled from Verizonwireless.

    1. Find and share info fast

    You can quickly grab content, then save or share it with the Smart Select feature for the new S Pen. If you grab an address, for example, Smart Select will let you jump to Google Maps™ so you can get directions. This function is great for adding locations to calendar items, too.

    2. Create your own e-cards

    You can also use Smart Select to grab images from two or three sources, make a collage, add text using calligraphy and, voilá! You’ve just created a personalized electronic birthday card to send to your BFF.

    Samsung S Pen
    Samsung S Pen

    3. Get fancy with pen effects

    Dress up your social posts with calligraphy and fountain pen effects. Want to add beautiful handwritten captions to your photos? This stylus lets you do so with ease.

    4. Take better notes

    You’ve just spent two hours in a room with a bunch of co-workers, brainstorming ideas and drawing up a long to-do list on whiteboards. Now what? With the S Pen and the Galaxy Note5’s Snap Note, just snap a photo.

    Edit your genius scribbles to delete, organize or rewrite sections of content, then send the latest file to everyone who was in attendance—even if they don’t have the Snap Note app.

    Even if you haven’t upgraded to the Note5, the S Pen still offers some impressive capabilities. Here are a few other things to try:

    5. Translate your scribbles

    With Air Command’s Action Memo feature, just jot down and save that important note. Transcribe it from handwriting to text to create a quick grocery or to-do list.

    6. Save stuff for later

    Scrapbook makes remembering worthwhile web finds easier than ever. Circle any video, image, web page or text excerpt and compile your own digital scrapbook with links to get back to that original source of inspiration.

    7. Retrieve anything

    Easily retrieve information with S Finder™ by searching through your notes, gallery, scrapbook and the web using your assigned tags, notes or date parameters.

    s pen

    8. Do two things at once

    Keep your favorite apps close with Air Command’s Pen Window feature. Create your own app tray by drawing a window anywhere on any screen—so you never have to stop what you’re doing to answer a text message or send an email.

    Amp up your mobile experience—for fun and function—with the latest, greatest S Pen from Samsung. It is very amazing to get along with the S Pen!