With leaks from most reliable sources claiming that the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
will flaunt a Galaxy Note-like design and built-in stylus, it’s safe to assume that Note phones are not coming back. The successor to the Galaxy Z Fold 3, which is Samsung’s second non-Note phone to get stylus support, on the other hand, is unlikely to feature a dedicated slot for the S Pen.
Current Galaxy Z Fold prototypes don’t have an S Pen slot
Responding to rumors
that said that current Galaxy Z Fold 4 prototypes have an S Pen silo, Naver leaker lanzuk
said that’s not the case. He says that none of the current prototypes or samples have a dedicated S Pen slot.
That doesn’t dismiss the possibility of a stylus slot on the Fold 4 though and the final decision will apparently be made in March next year. A source with an unproven track record claims that the Galaxy Z Flip
4 might also support the S Pen, something that was also hinted at by a patent
, but it’s best to treat this bit with a heavy dose of skepticism.
Samsung’s under-display camera tech, which debuted on the Fold 3, has supposedly improved to the point that Samsung is considering outfitting Z Fold 4’s outer screen with it too. Even more exciting is the rumor that the Fold 4 will feature premium camera hardware, something which will allow it to stand toe to toe with the top phones of 2021
which offer impressive cameras.
The Galaxy Z Fold 4 will likely be announced in August 2022.