August 19, 2016 (Tokyo, Japan) -- Wacom Co., Ltd., today announced that its digital pen solution “feel™” has been adopted for the “S Pen” of Samsung’s latest water and dust resistant smartphone the “Galaxy Note7”, which will help users get more things done quickly and precisely.
In the “Samsung Galaxy Note7 Unpacked 2016” event held in New York on August 2, Mr. D.J. Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business at Samsung, said “Our customers tell us that ‘S Pen’ is a magic. It unlocks the phone’s power to help them create, invent and explore. Thanks to our long term strategic partnership with Wacom, we have been working to refine the S Pen for seven years. And now, we have made it more responsive, precise and water & dust resistant.”
The new S Pen writes with ease and precision, thanks to its smaller pen tip (0.7mm) and improved pressure sensitivity (4096 levels), it provides a real pen-like experience. Moreover, the pen is water and dust resistant (IP68), ensuring users’ peace of mind.
The enhanced S Pen can also act as the gateway to getting more things done efficiently and accurately on the 5.7-inch screen of the Galaxy Note7. Users can bring ideas to life the moment inspiration strikes, writing it on the screen without unlocking the phone (“Screen off memo”). The S Pen also gives users the ability to easily create and share GIF animations with “Smart Select”.
In addition, the new Air Command functions, including “Magnify” and “Translate”, enable users to zoom in on the screen or convert languages with a simple hover motion of the S Pen. To top it off, best of the S Pen’s creative abilities can be easily accessed with “Samsung Notes”, a new unified app allowing users to jot down handwritten notes, draw, or edit memos from one location.
Successive adoption of feel by Samsung adds further momentum to Wacom’s initiative to make digital pen a universal, productive input tool in the age of digital stationery, and make the world a more creative place.
Founded in 1983, Wacom is a global company based in Japan with subsidiaries and affiliate offices around the world to support marketing and distribution in over 150 countries. It is the world’s leading manufacturer of pen tablets, interactive pen displays, and digital interface solutions. The advanced technology of Wacom’s intuitive input devices has been used to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashion and designs around the world and provides business and home users with their leading interface technology to express their personality.
The company also offers its products as OEM solutions to leading manufacturers serving incremental markets. Wacom’s interface technology, called Wacom Feel IT technologies, is also offered as an integrated solution to strategic partners. Most tablet device and PC manufacturers count on the advanced features and reliability to deliver a superior user interface experience.
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Technology Solution Business Unit, Wacom Co., Ltd