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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Could be Coming with S Pen Support

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold that debuted as the company’s first foldable smartphone was well-received by the critics and general users. Last month, the South Korean began with the sales of its successor model i.e. the Galaxy Z Fold 2 in multiple markets. The Z Fold 2 is a major upgrade over the predecessor model. Fresh information suggests that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 could also a worthy upgrade over the Z Fold 2 since it will reportedly come equipped with S Pen stylus.

Even before the arrival of the first-generation model, the rumor mill had claiming that Samsung’s foldable phones will come with S Pen stylus support. Neither the first gen or nor the second has support for it. The reason behind it that the UTG (Ultra-Thin Glass) layer on the phone’s inner display is not hard enough to work with the S Pen.

According to a new report by The Elec, Samsung is reportedly working on adding an Active Electrostatic Solution (AES) digitizer on the Galaxy Z Fold 3 arriving next year. This will enable support for S Pen stylus on the device.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2

This digitizer is different from the Electro-Magnetic Resonance (EMR) digitizer that is available on the Note series phablets from Samsung. The South Korean publication has learned that this digitizer cannot be applied on the Z Fold 3. Hence, it will have the AES digitizer, which is costlier to manufacture compared to the EMR.

Also, Samsung will reportedly double the thickness of the UTG on the Galaxy Z Fold 3, which will assist in seamlessly using the S Pen on its screen. It is unclear whether the device will have a dedicated compartment for the stylus. Past reports have revealed that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 could be Samsung’s first handset to feature the innovative under-display camera technology.


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