As with all patents, there's no guarantee a camera-loaded S-Pen will ever become a reality.
Do you like the idea of a camera inside the S-Pen and would you like to see it in the Galaxy Note 10?
As per the patent, Samsung's advanced stylus will also include a battery and a prism in the optical path for conversion of signals.
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Samsung has today been granted a patent approval by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and it is for an S-Pen with an optical system and image sensor inside. According to the concept, a camera lens will be located at the rear end of the pen, where a push button is now located. By doing this, the company opens the door for a proper full-screen display without a notch or punch-hole design. And if the camera is good enough, imagine how stable your videos could be when you're holding a pen that only weighs an ounce or two.
Another possibility is that the stylus camera could be used for productivity tasks, such as optical text recognition.
The Samsung Galaxy Note series is one of the very few in the mobile world to include a stylus, and while other OEMs have attempted to create competing devices, direct competition hasn't been something that Samsung's lineup has been faced with most of the time.
Giving users a higher-quality zoom on Samsung devices seems great on its own, but the bigger implication is that the stylus could take over the duties of the selfie-cam.
The Note 9's S Pen also lets users control presentation slides, media playback, help with translation of text in addition to the regular tasks of helping users take notes. It is not for sure when will Samsung decide to use this tech in its smartphones.