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There is an S Pen on the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, what for? | Droidcops

Surely you already know the news about the presence of the S Pen on the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G device, right? Yep, that’s true even though it’s said to be sold separately for now.

If you are familiar with the S Pen from the previous Galaxy Notes series, its use is also quite similar. However, there is some low latency support in certain applications, Samsung said at its launch.

So why does Samsung insist on providing the S Pen feature in the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G series? Will the presence of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G interfere with the superiority of the Galaxy Notes Series because of the S Pen? So what is the use of the S Pen on the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G?

S Pen Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is Bigger than Galaxy Note20

S Pen Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

As we stated earlier, that the S Pen for the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is sold separately, it can be said to be exclusive. Judging from the design, the reason we can come up with is, the S Pen Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G has a larger display than the S Pen owned by the Galaxy Note20.

Even though the design is quite different, this particular model for the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G looks and feels more like a real pen. It comes with a matte look and comfortable shape, one button, and replaceable pen head.

This S Pen reminds testers of the Galaxy Tab S7+ stylus model from its design form.

Not only that, Samsung is also preparing a version of the S Pen Pro which comes with Bluetooth connectivity. But make no mistake, even if you have a Bluetooth-enabled S Pen from the Samsung Galaxy Note version, you still won’t be able to run the Air Actions feature on this Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G.

You could say it won’t work, maybe this answers the question of whether the S Pen Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G will replace the S Pen Stylus belonging to the Galaxy Notes Series.

As far as we can see, both have slightly different development systems, especially the modules embedded in the S21 Ultra 5G device. So you can’t just pair it with other S Pens.

Basically, the S Pen for the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G still supports the basic functions of the S Pen in general. There are rumors that Samsung will continue to develop its features to the point of being more sophisticated like those of the Note20 and Tab S7 series, but that’s on the Bluetooth version of the S Pen Pro launching later this year.

S Pen Functions on Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G S Pen functions

In the following, we will explain a little about the functions and uses of the S Pen for Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G users.

Creating a memo with the screen off, you can use it for a warning or just a simple notification note. Simply press the S Pen button while the phone is in standby and continue writing notes, which you can then pin to the Always-On Display or save for later reference.

When your S Pen is near the screen with the phone unlocked, the Air Command menu will automatically appear, no need to click or tap the screen.

But you can still tap the icon or press the pen button to call the Air Command menu. You can add Shortcuts which you can definitely customize, and that can be either the S Pen feature or a shortcut to an app.

Advance Screen Shot, this feature is confirmed to be one of the main features of using the S Pen on all Samsung phones with the S Pen. Smart Select lets you take screenshots of different shapes, including extracting text, or embedding it on the screen.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G S Pen functions

As an alternative, you can also create short animated GIF formats. You can use the Scree Write feature on the full screenshot.

You can use a full set of different pens and brushes to get creative, you can even crop if needed.

There are many other smaller use cases using the S Pen especially those relating to Air View. For example, you can hover over an image in the gallery for a preview or zoom in for details.

You can also scroll up and down by pointing the S Pen to the edge of the screen, indirectly making it a mouse.

6 Applications That Can Be Maximized With the S Pen

In more detail, here are some of the main applications and features of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G that you can maximize their use by using the S Pen.


Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G S Pen

This Note application is one that supports a low-latency display and feels like you are writing on real paper. Honestly, it’s easier than writing on paper.

You can convert handwritten text into word files, PDF diagrams, to drawings and sketches for PowerPoint files.

Screen Write

In the Galaxy Notes version this can also be done, the same as making Notes. You can apply this feature after doing a screenshot.

For example, you see something cool in a video, just press the Scree Write option you can immediately create a doodle to share with your friends, it’s that simple.

Screen Translate

Screen translate is also an interesting option for us and very useful of course. Even though it doesn’t translate the entire sentence, users will be greatly helped by every word that is translated. Select a language and start hovering over the text with the S Pen, you will start seeing bubbles with the translation.

Write on Calendar

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Write on calendar or write on calendar feature is also new to the testers, this may be because the testers didn’t fully test the S Pen on the Notes version and didn’t know this feature existed or not.

But still we are still figuring out the real function of this one feature. Whether it’s like creating memos on the calendar or putting important symbols and marks on the calendar, we haven’t tried this.

Some of the features above are very useful to support your daily work. Well, the features below can also be maximized by using the S Pen, and this is related to the camera.

Many have asked before in several local and global forums, what can the S Pen do with the camera? Samsung answered with some of these features on the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G.

Live Message

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In our opinion, this Live Message feature is a pretty cool and easy to use feature, maybe some of you rarely use it because after being watched this feature is also embedded in the Galaxy Notes version.

This feature requires camera performance to capture video and then you can write and doodle on images. Cool, right? Instagram, Twitter or TikTok users will definitely like this feature, testers hope it can be integrated.

AR Doodle

This AR Doodle feature is actually a skin or face drawer feature. Use the front camera or selfie camera function to screen the face.

After the face has been successfully scanned and screened by the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G front camera, you can draw doodles on it, starting from drawing a mustache, eyebrows or for those of you who are creative you can draw tattoos or other unique things on the face.

These images automatically paste your selfie scene. For example, if you draw a horn and then record a video, the horn will also appear in the video.

This is a unique feature for creative people as well as social media activists. Because with this feature, their story or feed display is definitely more exciting.


Finally, it doesn’t use a camera but it’s quite right for being creative, the official and official PENUP drawing application from Samsung was specifically created to help you express your imagination by using the S Pen as a brush to produce a masterpiece in the form of a painting.

In the application you can also use several available templates and give colors according to your taste.


Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G S Pen

Regardless of the question of whether the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G will destroy the existence of the Samsung Galaxy Notes, the presence of the S Pen quite exceeds expectations for the simple use of the Galaxy Ultra S21 5G.

There are many interesting features that can be maximized with the S Pen on the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G which tends to help the productivity and creativity of its users.

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