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The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 could support the S Pen, which would be bad news for the Note series.

We've heard reports that the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 will help the S Pen, but there's not anything we don't know about the Galaxy Z Flip 3.

Samsung has filed an application with the EU Property Office that points at S pen compatibility, according to the Dutch website LetsGoDigital. The patent is for a particular "Z Flip" model, which was previously said to be in the works for Samsung, but the synopsis also references "electronic pens" and "capacitive styluses for touch screen applications."

Now it's possible that Samsung simply added a standard definition for the upcoming phone and has no plans to add S Pen support to the Z Flip 3. LetsGoDigital, on the other hand, looked at the patent filing for last year's Z Flip model and found no mention of a stylus or electronic pen.

That's a big hint that something's up, and it's not good news for the Galaxy Note collection. The S Pen was almost all that remained as the Galaxy S spectrum grew in size and claimed more and more Note-like features.

Regardless of public opinion, Samsung's decision to provide S Pen support in the Galaxy Z Fold 3 makes sense, given that the smartphone would open up to a much wider footprint, necessitating the use of an S Pen. However, with S Pen support on the Galaxy S21 Ultra and possibly the Galaxy Z Flip 3, it seems unlikely that another Note series lineup will be released anytime soon.

However, we haven't heard anything formal about the Z Flip 3 having S Pen help, so we shouldn't get our hopes up just yet. That isn't the only explanation, however. The patent is valid for ten years, and because the Z Flip computer has yet to be officially announced, Samsung may be saving it for a later edition.

Apart from the fact that it will most likely debut alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 3 at the start of Q4, we don't know anything else about the Galaxy Z Flip 3.


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