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This is how Samsung will integrate the S-Pen into the Galaxy Z Fold3 experience

The Galaxy Z Fold3 will come with a special case accessory to house its optional S-Pen. (Image: 91mobiles)
The Galaxy Z Fold3 will come with a special case accessory to house its optional S-Pen. (Image: 91mobiles)
Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold3 will be the first in the series to support the company’s famous S-Pen. Up until now, however, it has been a mystery as to how Samsung had planned to integrate the S-Pen into the Fold3 experience. A fresh leak finally reveals that like the S21 Ultra, Samsung will be relying on a new specially designed case.

Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold3 is one of the most eagerly awaited smartphones this year. It is the third-generation of Samsung’s cutting-edge foldable OLED display technology, but it will also be the first from the company to support S-Pen input. Given how fragile the first-generation Fold display was, the Z Fold3 looks like it will mark a dramatic step up in durability for foldable display technology.

The Galaxy Z Fold3 also has some big shoes to fill this year as well. Samsung advised several months ago that it would not be launching a new Galaxy Note model in a similar launch window as its next-generation foldables due to the global chip shortage. Instead, Samsung is counting on its Galaxy Note power user base to jump on board the Galaxy Z Fold3 instead. If the forced experiment proves to be a success, it could spell the end of the Galaxy Note series, particularly as Samsung has now also added S-Pen support to the Galaxy S series.

One lingering question, however, has been how Samsung plans to integrate the S-Pen into the Galaxy Z Fold3 experience. Now a fresh leak courtesy of 91mobiles reveals that Samsung has created a special case with a slot for the Z Fold3 S-Pen, much like it did for the Galaxy S21 Ultra. Overall, it seems like a reasonable solution, although it is clearly not as seamless as the in-body integration of the S-Pen in the Galaxy Note line. Like the Galaxy S21 Ultra, the S-Pen and case accessory remains optional, so you can continue using the Fold without the slightly added bulk if you choose.

Buy the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 from Amazon for US$1,700, a saving of US$300.

(Images: 91mobiles)
(Images: 91mobiles)

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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2021-07-26 (Update: 2021-07-26)