Samsung is planning to kill the Galaxy Note series this summer, but the S Pen isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. The South Korean brand added support to the new Galaxy S21 Ultra last month and its next foldable could follow suit.
The 5G Galaxy Z Fold 3 could be the first foldable with S Pen support
One source familiar with Samsung’s foldable plans says the company has successfully developed a foldable digitizer that recognizes the S Pen’s input across the entire display area.
Samsung has made improvements to its Ultra-Thin Glass tech too, so that the foldable panels will be able to withstand the pressure that’s applied when the stylus is in use.
Whether the S Pen stylus will be built into the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is unclear. Such a move would position the foldable as a more direct successor to the Galaxy Note line, but it might lead to added thickness and a smaller battery.
In terms of the release date, today’s report corroborates previous ones. Mass production is expected to kick off in May ahead of an official announcement in July, a month ahead of Samsung’s usual schedule.
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