Samsung appears to have invented the next generation S-Pen that works with their Galaxy Note family of smartphones and tablets. Although they just released a new pen in February, their invention clearly lists a number of new features not available on the current version. Those features include embedded NFC, a clip that includes both a transmitter and receiver for voice communications and more.
The new stylus pen apparently uses the micro-current of the human body to allow the multi-touch screen to think it's a finger. This translates into the stylus pen having the same fluidity as you would get using your finger on a multitouch tablet yet with a finer tip. This could take out some of the lag that is traditionally associated with older generations of stylus pens. While Apple is working on several extremely high-end smart pen concepts of their own, it's Samsung who's actually bringing the stylus pen back to the marketplace and for that we give them two thumbs up. Check out Samsung's patent for more details and features.
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