05 May 2021
Samsung's third-generation foldable smartphone, presumably called Galaxy Z Fold 3, is rumored to arrive in June. It is expected to have a number of improvements but the most important one is support for the S Pen stylus. A new report from NaverNews, a South Korean publication, corroborates these claims but has also mentioned a detail that is likely to disappoint many fans.
The report reveals that Galaxy Z Fold 3 will have S Pen support but will not have a dedicated slot like the Galaxy Note series devices. It means all buyers will have to carry the stylus around on their own. But as for why Samsung is not offering a dedicated stylus slot, there are reported to be two reasons behind the decision.
The first reason is related to space constraints. Samsung is reportedly working on making Galaxy Z Fold 3 slimmer and lighter than the predecessor. It means the team has to place all important internal components within a limited space. This is the reason it cannot afford to offer a stylus slot and compromise on space for other crucial components.
Another important reason is the durability of the foldable smartphone. Since these devices are already known to be more fragile than traditional smartphones, adding a stylus slot is likely to make them more vulnerable. It is important to note that this could also mean Samsung is planning to sell the S Pen stylus as an additional and optional accessory. This is exactly what it did with the Galaxy S21 Ultra launch.