Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 2 is a pretty great phone that I really like, but a new report indicates that the Z Fold 3 will have one crucial difference: an S Pen.
According to ETNews, Samsung managed to get S Pen compatibility up and running ahead of the device’s mass production. The stylus was reportedly one of the “core development tasks” as it was difficult to fold the handset with the stylus.
The report indicates that a new layer of the display had to be added to make the foldable screen compatible with the S Pen, which still needs to fold and be durable.
Previously, SamMobile reported that Samsung uses digitizers on the extra layer of the Note series’s display. However, with the Z Fold 2, a digitizer would be required to handle 200,000 folds and unfolds. Tests, unfortunately, indicated that the digitizer deteriorates after 100,000 folds, according to reports.
This would mean that the Z Fold 3 will feature digitizer technology capable of handling 200,000 folds and unfolds.
Additionally, the report says that Samsung aims to start mass-producing the Z Fold 3 in July, with an August reveal and a September release to follow.