Samsung ditched the S Pen slot design of the Galaxy Z Fold 5 – See Why


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The S Pen is a feature that is exclusive to the Galaxy Note series. However, since Samsung quietly cancelled the Note series, the S Pen was then used for the Galaxy Ultra models. Subsequently, the company used this feature for its Z Fold series. However, it appears that the S Pen will not survive in the Z Fold series. According to etnews, Samsung Electronics finally cancelled its plan to embed the S Pen in the new folding screen mobile phone. This means that the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 will not come with an S Pen like its predecessor. This device will be official in the second half of the year. The report reveals that Samsung is expunging the S Pen because it has an impact on the internal space of the mobile phone. 

Galaxy Z Fold 5

Since Samsung launched the Galaxy Z Fold phone in 2019, users have mostly expressed their need for the S Pen. However, the company did not introduce the S Pen until the Galaxy Z Fold 3 which was released in 2021. Even when it did on the Z Fold 3, this model’s S Pen doesn’t have a built-in slot like the Galaxy Note. You have to buy the S Pen separately and you can only store the S Pen separately. For this reason, the demand for the built-in S Pen has been steadily increasing.

According to the reports, the S Pen has a high technical threshold, thus, a built-in S Pen is possible. However, Samsung will not want this because the phone will become much thicker. The company thinks that it is not worth it. Of course, another way is to make the pen thinner. But in this case, the writing experience of the stylus will become worse. Also, it will cost more to produce this lower pen, thus, this is not an option. 

Samsung to improve on its S Pen

Samsung Electronics is said to be developing a technology that could improve the writing experience while making the pen thinner. An industry source close to the company said … “The hinge structure of the new folding product has changed, and the internal space structure has also changed, so it is difficult to install the S Pen”. According to a previous report from  The PixelSamsung has begun testing the Galaxy Z Fold 5 internally. This new foldable model will be equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon flagship chip. The mysterious chip uses a 4nm process and may be Samsung’s custom CPU for foldable devices.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 retains the S Pen

On August 10th, 2022, the much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 was officially released. According to reports, this is Samsung’s most powerful and durable folding screen device to date. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 officially commenced pre-order from the day that it was released. This device comes with four colour options including a phantom black, gray green, beige, and wine red colour. The pricing is the same as that of the previous generation. It is worth mentioning that the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is the first mobile phone (OneUI4.1.1) to launch with Android 12L. Google launched the Android 12L system for tablets and large-screen devices at the end of last year, which has certain optimizations in terms of operating logic.

Android 12L brings several new features that improve the experience of using multitasking on large-screen devices, and there is a new taskbar layout similar to that on PCs. It also supports new swipe gestures, and Samsung has also announced that it will team up with Google and Microsoft to bring an enhanced software experience to the device.

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Galaxy Z Fold 4 specs

The machine comes with a 4nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset. In addition to this flagship chip, this device also comes with 12GB of RAM and 1TB of internal storage. It also has a built-in 4400 mAh battery and supports 25W fast charging + 15W wireless charging. However, this device does not come with a charger in the box. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 comes with a 6.2-inch HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X external screen that supports 120Hz adaptive refresh rate and 402ppi. Visually, the new phone is slightly wider than its predecessor, but practically the difference is almost indistinguishable.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4

The mobile phone uses a 7.6-inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity Flex internal screen with a refresh rate of 120Hz and also supports the S Pen, although there is still no slot. The new machine’s internal screen is wider than the Galaxy Z Fold 3 (374ppi), covered with Gorilla Glass Victus + glass on the front and rear, and has a narrower frame. It weighs 263 grams, which is also the lightest Samsung Galaxy Z Fold model so far.

Galaxy Z Fold 4 camera

In the camera department, this flagship mobile phone comes with a 50MP wide-angle main camera. It also comes with a 12MP ultra-wide-angle and 10MP telephoto sensors. The latter supports 3x optical zoom and 30x digital zoom. On the front, there is a 10MP selfie lens, and a 4MP under-screen camera on the inner screen.

In other respects, this is Samsung’s strongest Galaxy Z Fold model, and it also supports IPX8 waterproof rating, supports Wi-Fi 6, USB 3.0, Bluetooth 5.2, AKG dual Yang, NFC, IPX8 waterproof, S-Pen and dual nano-SIM. When this device is closed, its dimension is 155.1 x 67.1 x 15.8 mm. However, when this device is unfolded. the dimension of the mobile phone is 155.1 x 130.1 x 6.3mm. 

From the reports so far, it appears that its successor, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 will be thicker than the Galaxy Z Fold 4 despite the removal of the S Pen.

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