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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3: S Pen support and features confirmed

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 will support the S Pen Pro, seen below. (Image source: Evan Blass)
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 will support the S Pen Pro, seen below. (Image source: Evan Blass)
The FCC has, perhaps inadvertently, revealed the S Pen with which the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will be compatible. The stylus is one that Samsung has already announced, but it has not started selling yet.
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Samsung is not expected to reveal the Galaxy Z Fold 3 until August, but more features about the device have turned up online. According to FCC documentation, Samsung's next premier foldable will support the S Pen Pro, a stylus that the company announced in January. Unsurprisingly, Samsung did not include the Galaxy Z Fold 3 in the S Pen Pro's supported devices at the time.

However, one document explicitly states that the S Pen Pro supports the Galaxy Z Fold 3, or Galaxy Z Fold3 5G as Samsung will market it. Additionally, you will be able to use the S Pen Pro on the Galaxy S21 UltraGalaxy Note 20Galaxy Note 20 UltraGalaxy Note 10 LiteGalaxy Tab S6Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7 Plus.

The Galaxy S21 Ultra S Pen and the S Pen Pro. (Image source: Samsung)
The Galaxy S21 Ultra S Pen and the S Pen Pro. (Image source: Samsung)

The label also mentions that the S Pen Pro supports Samsung's Air Actions, a marketing name for gestures that you can use to control your smartphone. The S Pen Pro uses Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) to perform Air Actions, which includes controlling music playback or using the stylus as a remote camera shutter.

We suspect that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will support more than just one S Pen, though. Last month, Evan Blass leaked a render containing an S Pen with 'Fold Edition' written on it. Hence, it seems likely that the S Pen Pro will be a premium alternative to what Samsung will probably call the Galaxy Z Fold 3 S Pen.

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FCC (1) (2) via SamMobile

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Alex Alderson, 2021-07-12 (Update: 2021-07-12)