The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 should feature advanced handwriting recognition, according to a new patent filing.
A new Samsung patent filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office suggests the company is looking to introduced advanced handwriting recognition in the next-generation of its Galaxy Note devices.
One of the most defining features of the Galaxy Note series is the S Pen stylus. Of course, the S Pen is no ordinary stylus, but actually unlocks new features for its related smartphone or tablet.
Special stylus features like Action Memo, Screen Write, S Note and Pen Window may only be the start of Samsung’s plans for the S pen.
A new Samsung patent filing describes a way of unlocking your Note device with your handwriting. It seems that your Note smartphone or tablet will only unlock if it recognises your particular scrawl, rather than a fingerprint or iris scan.
You’ll need to register your handwriting first in order to do so though.
Of course, those of you familiar with the Note series will know this has already been implemented with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Note 3.
However, this will be expanded in order to allow you to perform commands from the lock screen, just by writing it.
The patent uses one example of writing “call mom” using the S Pen, which will simultaneously unlock the device using handwriting recognition and then call your mum for you.
This may well be one of the new features introduced with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 when it is launched later this year around September.
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