Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 won’t have a built-in S pen slot

Michail, 15 April 2021

The third generation of Samsung Galaxy Fold is expected to finally bring S pen support. We’ve seen several rumors in the past year as well as a patent filling which all point to the stylus support.

A new report from South Korean outlet NaverNews now describes the structural challenges faced by Samsung in bringing over the S-pen to the upcoming foldable phone. The initial plan was to have the S pen slot into the phone like on the Galaxy Note series but it seems that option is no longer viable as the Z Fold3 will not have enough space.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 with S Pen stylus
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 with S Pen stylus

A recent report described the Z Fold3 will be lighter and slimmer than its predecessor which also compromises available space for adding in the built-in S pen Pro (tentative name). Samsung is more likely to bring the S pen in a similar vein to the Galaxy S21 Ultra as a separately bought accessory which may be hoisted in some compatible cases.

The new report confirms the Galaxy Z Fold3 will be joined by the Galaxy Z Flip2 and Galaxy S21 FE as Samsung’s product release for H2 2021. The Z Fold3 is expected to enter the mass production stage in June while its official release will be in July-August.

Source (in Korean)


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Reader comments

  • Anonymous

Yup. I use the s pen daily... had my eyes on it but no way in hell i am walking around with this in one pocket and the s pen in another. Im out too.

Well, without a built-in S Pen, it just guarantees that the phone is dead to me.

  • Mike

It...folds

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