Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 2 is a pretty good phone, and I totally enjoy it, but a new report indicates that the Z Fold 3 will have a crucial difference from an S Pen.
According to ETNews, Samsung managed to complete the development of the feature before mass production of the device. S Pen support was reportedly one of the “main development tasks” as it was difficult to bend the phone with the stylus.
The report indicates that a new screen layer had to be added to accept the S Pen, which also needed to fold up and be quite durable. Previously, Sammobile reported that Samsung uses digitizers in the additional layer of the Note series display. However, for the Z Fold 2, a digitizer would be needed to handle 200,000 folds and unfolds. The tests, sadly, indicated that the digitizer deteriorates after 100,000 folds.
This would mean that the Z Fold 3 has digitizers that can handle 200,000 folds and unfolds.
Additionally, the report says that Samsung is aiming to start mass producing the Z Fold 3 in July, with a reveal in August and a launch in September.