Rumors about the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 are already surfacing following the Note 7 battery disaster. The latest about the next-generation flagship phablet include a rather surprising feature: a speaker in the S Pen.
The Galaxy Note 8 S Pen rumor stemmed from a patent published by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. According to Patently Mobile, it seems that Samsung is thinking of integrating a speaker into their Note pen.
The Galaxy Note 8 S Pen's speaker system would work according to its position. When it is out and in use, the sound would be broadcasted through the pen cage and when it is inside the "accessory accommodation," the sound would come from the pen.
This works because the South Korean tech giant is currently intending to put the speaker at the bottom of the pen, opposite the pointy end.
Benefits of this New Speaker System
It certainly sounds innovative, but many users may wonder why exactly Samsung feels the need to do this. As per BGR, this would free up space inside the chassis, which opens up a host of new possibilities for the mobile maker.
When the speaker is taken out and put instead on the S Pen, Samsung could use the extra space to buff up the battery life or introduce a new component that can either improve existing features or add another useful one.
However, it should be noted that not all patents filed by tech companies make its way to actual products. Very few see the light of day, which means that it is too early for fans to start expecting this feature in Samsung's next phablet.
Meanwhile, the company is gearing up for the relaunch of the Note 7 in South Korea and the official release in the UK. Although the Galaxy Note 8 is still far off, fans are hoping that there will be no more exploding issues once it comes around.