The Galaxy Note series has always been about the S Pen — writing, highlighting, translating — and so much more. With the new Galaxy Note10, the S Pen is now a powerful remote control, too.
The Note10’s S Pen incorporates Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connectivity and a motion sensor, so it can recognize gestures, helping you get the most out of your phone.
Just like with the Note9, you can tap the S Pen button to progress slides, or double tap to go backward in presentations. You can also use the button to take photos in the camera.
But now, with the motion sensor and gestures — or Air Actions — there are some new tricks, too. For example, when you are taking a photo or video, just swipe up to change between the rear- and front-facing cameras. Or, to zoom in on your subject, circle your S Pen in a clockwise motion. You can also use gestures to flick through the Samsung Gallery app.
As you’d expect on a Samsung smartphone, everything is customizable. To set up your custom Air Actions, go to Settings > Advanced Features > S Pen. Select Air Actions to view and configure all of the options available in each app.