We all know that Samsung hasn't released new Note phones this year, instead passing the S Pen compatibility to the Galaxy S21 Ultra, complete with an ultra-ugly stylus storage solution. It's already mostly clear that Samsung has completely given up on the Note series in favor of its new foldable phones, but for those of us who aren't ready to let go of S Pen support in a more traditional form factor, the upcoming Galaxy S22 Ultra might have something nice up its sleeve. According to noted leaker Ice Universe, the S22 Ultra might come with the signature integrated S Pen holder known from the Note lineup (via GSMArena).
The new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 was just announced, debuting as the first folding phone with stylus support for the brand-new S Pen Fold Edition. With this re-imagined S Pen, one of the questions I've been asked a lot is whether the Fold Edition will work on non-foldable devices. Well, it sort of does.
Samsung has skipped the Note series this year — and likely indefinitely — but that doesn't mean it's forgotten about all the scribbling and drawing S Pen lovers out there. The new Galaxy Z Fold3 can be used with a pen too, though it doesn't come with one in the box. You'll have to buy it separately and Samsung is offering two options: the S Pen Fold Edition (so Z Pen?!) and the S Pen Pro. Let's explain the differences between the two.
How does a manufacturer fill a product box? Does it do so with the consumer in mind where everything required for a rich and full user experience is included? Or does frugal intent take over, nickeling and diming accessories like a wall adapter or a stylus in order to recoup margins missed by pricing your third series of foldable phones at their lowest prices yet? For the Galaxy Z Flip3 and Fold3, it seems Samsung is counting on the latter's resulting wow factor beyond all else as its leading motive.
Samsung has christened its third generation of mobile phones with folding displays. The debut of the Galaxy Z Fold3 phablet also comes support for an S Pen for the first time in the series while the clamshell-styled Flip3 brings plenty of flexing display surface for the lowest price offered yet, at least from this company. This refresh also introduces an even clearer divide in sorting out what type of consumer is meant to buy which device.
Samsung has killed two birds with one stone of a press release, teasing a few specifics of its upcoming Unpacked event including the presence of a stylus with a one model of folding phone and the absence of a familiar phablet series.
We have been eagerly awaiting Samsung's next generation of folding phones for a while now, but it looks like we might finally be finally coming up on an announcement. After two recent FCC filings revealed the existence of the Z Flip3 and Z Fold3 closing in on a launch, a third report gives us some new insight on the latter's stylus support.
Prime Day isn't always what it's cracked up to be, despite what Amazon and everyone up the totem pole — yep, we're guilty, too. make of it. A prime(!) example is with the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, now on sale at an even lower price than earlier this week!