Samsung confirms S-Pen for Galaxy Z Fold3, no Galaxy Note this year


  • Samsung has confirmed that there will be no Galaxy Note this year
  • Instead the chaebol has announced the first-ever Galaxy S-Pen designed specifically for its Galaxy Z line of foldable phones
  • The next-generation Galaxy Z foldable phones including Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip3 are set to launch on August 11th

No Galaxy Note series flagship smartphones will be launched this year as confirmed by Samsung’s President and Head of Mobile Business, T.M. Roh. The top executive posted a blog on the official website to announce the Galaxy Unpacked Event on August 11th and Samsung’s plan for the Galaxy Note and foldable smartphones. In the same blog post, Samsung confirmed an enhanced S-Pen for foldable smartphones.

Also read: Samsung schedules Galaxy Unpacked event for August 11th: what to expect, how to watch livestream

According to Roh, “Instead of unveiling a new Galaxy Note this time around, we will further broaden beloved Note features to more Samsung Galaxy devices.” The blog post also touches upon Samsung’s collaboration with Google to enhance the foldable ecosystem. Roh also confirmed that interested buyers can pre-book next-generation foldable smartphones now to trade in up to devices across smartphones, tablets, and wearables.

Samsung officially confirms there will be no Galaxy Note launch this year

Samsung President - T.M. Roh confirms there will be no Galaxy Note this year

Samsung President – T.M. Roh confirms there will be no Galaxy Note this year

In his blog post, Roh confirmed that the next-generation foldable smartphones from the brand will get “the first-ever S Pen designed specifically for foldable phones.” It’s safe to assume that the S-Pen in question will come with the Galaxy Z Fold series of handsets including the Galaxy Z Fold3 scheduled to launch on August 11th.

The blog post further reveals that Samsung will bring the popular Note features to the Z Fold lineup with the introduction of the S-Pen. As for the Galaxy Z Flip3, the smartphone will come with “an even more refined style, armed with more durable, stronger materials.” No other details have been confirmed by Roh except for more optimised apps for the fold-out format.

Past reports have suggested that the Galaxy Z Fold3 will feature an under-display camera, second-gen ultra-thin glass, and a slimmer design compared to its predecessor – Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2.

Abhiman Biswas

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