Galaxy Note 9 debuted back in August and remains one of the best Android smartphones on the market.
That is because the handset has one of the best displays around, a huge 4,000mAh battery and a capable camera system.
Galaxy Note 9 comes with a 6.4-inch AMOLED screen that offers great viewing angles and vibrant colours.
Moreover, the handset is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor or Samsung’s own Exynos 9810 chipset, meaning it delivers laudable performance across Google’s Android operating system.
When it debuted, Note 9 came pre-installed with Android 8.1 Oreo and not the American tech giant’s Pie software.
However, it has since been upgraded to Android 9 Pie with Samsung’s new One UI skin running on top of it.
The Galaxy Note 9’s most unique feature is by far its S Pen that allows owners of the phablet to quickly jot down information.
Moreover, the Note 9’s stylus also features Bluetooth capabilities that allow it to perform useful functions such as controlling music playback and the phone’s camera shutter.
However, it appears Samsung may soon improve the functionality of the accessory further following the discovery of a fresh patent.
The South Korean OEM originally filed for the patent in February of 2017 but was only granted it last week.
The document shows Samsung is toying with the idea of putting a camera with optical zoom functionality within the stylus itself.
It was also noted once the S Pen had taken images, they would appear on the handset being used in conjunction with it.
The document was originally spotted by Patently Mobile that insisted the camera system could be placed inside the top-half of the S Pen.
Moreover it was also stated the zooming functionally could also be controlled from the stylus.
If the main camera of a new Galaxy Note device was placed inside the S Pen it could allow users to have more flexibility when taking images.
Assuming the phablet’s display was being used to show the camera shutter, it could allow for incredibly unique photos to be taken.
However, it is worth noting while the patent paints a tantalising image of future Galaxy Note functionality, technology firms file for such documents on a regular basis and not all of them come to light in the form of real products.