Samsung unveils new S Pen Pro, announces support for third-party styluses

15 January 2021
There will be a basic S Pen for S21 Ultra available at launch, the Pro is coming later. These two will be supported on other S Pen-compatible Galaxys too.

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"Perhaps an even bigger deal is that Samsung is opening up the S Pen to third-party companies that sell Wacom-based styluses."

Hang on a minute, isn't that what LG basically did? They do offer active stylus support for the V60 and the Velvet and you can use any AES-supported stylus in the first place, particularly from Wacom itself.

  • Kingo

techsp, 16 Jan 2021don't be a dumbo, why u talking about yourself?What a silly comment bags himself out at same time

  • anon

Anonymous, 18 Jan 2021pixel 4a, oneplus nord, iphone 11 are a joke to you? pixel 4a, Moto G Stylus, and oneplus nord are okay option if you just want to take notes, big joke if you want to draw properly

Sadly apple pencil 1/2 still doesn't support iphone line up yet, only exclusive to ipad

  • Anonymous

PSMan, 16 Jan 2021Having got a Note 20 Ultra, and run a phone shop, I can hon... morepixel 4a, oneplus nord, iphone 11 are a joke to you?

  • PSMan

AnonD-923722, 15 Jan 2021Hope stylus phones become more popular. Hope i can get an s... moreHaving got a Note 20 Ultra, and run a phone shop, I can honestly say that it would be a compromise to get a phone for under £500. They're usually underpowered and the screens aren't as good. They don't use premium components. They also don't have 12GB Ram or massive amounts of storage to store things on. The features you get aren't going to be the same level of refinement. The likelyhood of any touch pen working with something that is so underpowered, it would probably be unlikely. You want all the features then buy a device that supports and is designed for it.

If you want something cheaper with a pen, then look at a motorola, which has an integrated pen coming with one of its devices.

  • Anonymous

Fayth, 15 Jan 2021and now S Pen doesn't come as free accessory who'... moreIt has never been free for Galaxy S phones. Old Galaxy S phones don't even support the S Pen.

  • Yee

This is a big news!
BIG NEWS!
Now the community will have an open door to play with this technology!
;D

  • Anonymous

Who needs a stylus, when you can use your finger
- Steve Jobs (when he presents the original iPhone)

  • techsp

Anonymous, 15 Jan 2021Wow, even Pencils have Pro version now? What does it do? P... moredon't be a dumbo, why u talking about yourself?

Anonymous, 15 Jan 2021Wow, even Pencils have Pro version now? What does it do? P... moreI agree with you, but the reason i buy Samsung phones is because of ther built quality and powered by android OS, but since their prices are skyrocketing every year with little to nothing upgrades i am having a second thought. by the way i have used my brother's IPhone for one month it was a nightmarish experience for me because i used to use download managers for downloading movies, downloading third party movies apps etc. but in iphone i couldn't find a decent browser, my downloads stopped while there was a screen lock .. i can't explain , But to be fair IPhone is very nice its OS is perfect in terms of lags and battery in my opinion it is best for social media and simple task not for a heavy user like me.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 15 Jan 2021Wow, even Pencils have Pro version now? What does it do? P... moreSo are most other brands once they've gained traction (e.g. OnePlus)

Anonymous, 15 Jan 2021As I need a stylus, I have no option but to buy a Galaxy No... moreMotorola and LG are making some phones with stylus, although not high-end ones..

  • simon

No S Pen inclided.. goodbye Note.. for me this means goodbye Samsung..
Note is Note.. mixing that is mixing perfect phone if I forget that you canceled 3.5 jack..

Steve Jobs would be facepalming himself in his grave really hard now.

  • Anonymous

Take my moneyyyy

Ugh, no, Samsung isn't "opening support" for third-party pens. They just use the same Wacom EMR technology. Obviously they'll work... They've been working with the Notes ant Tab S (and all Tab A with S-Pen) for years now.

Anonymous, 15 Jan 2021Wow, even Pencils have Pro version now? What does it do? P... moreIs it wrong for them to give OPTIONS?? I mean there are two S-Pen variant for a reason. One for those who only needs the basic feature which is cheaper than the other S-Pen that has Bluetooth tricks targeted for those who can utilize those features. It's just a OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES thay you can or not buy.

Fayth, 15 Jan 2021and now S Pen doesn't come as free accessory who'... moreLol. Samsung is giving us an option to use S-Pen or not. It is not really native like on the Note Series. Support for S-Pen doesn't mean they are obligated to give you one. IT IS JUST AN OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES

Anonymous, 15 Jan 2021Wow, even Pencils have Pro version now? What does it do? P... moreagree!!!

If the spen don't have a housing, and I cant store it away in the phone, then I'll only lose it. Because of that I'll just get a new iPhone and live with the 60 heritz refresh rate🤬😡