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[Poll Results!] Were you hoping to see an S Pen on the Galaxy Fold?

Unfurled, the Galaxy Fold has a massive 7.3-inch AMOLED screen, which is the ideal surface for an S Pen. But Samsung decided against bundling one with the handset. In fact, there’s no hardware or software on board that would allow it to work, even if you snagged a replacement S Pen from the firm’s website for $29.99 — and that’s something that’s frustrating fans all over the world.

With that in mind, we’d love to know whether you were hoping to see an S Pen on the Galaxy Fold. I, for one, was. Being able to open the handset to scribble down some notes using the stylus would have taken productivity to a whole new level. Although, given Samsung is working on two new foldable smartphones, it’s something we could see introduced on a successor in the near future.

To have your say, cast a vote in the poll below, then feel free to elaborate on your response in the comments section if you’re feeling talkative — we’d really love it if you did as we love nothing more than jumping into an insightful conversation with our fantastic audience. After you’ve done that, be sure to check out our in-depth hands-on with the Galaxy Fold for our initial impressions.

Were you hoping to see an S Pen on the Galaxy Fold?

Results: Well, that was to be expected. More than 50% of voters agree that the Galaxy Fold would have been much more attractive if it had an S Pen on board. I mean, the thought of being able to scribble on such a large screen — when the handset eventually hits the shelves, that is — has me salivating. A mere 14% of voters, however, said they wouldn’t find such a feature useful.

  • Model: SM-F900F
  • Dimensions:
  • Display: 7,3" Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • Camera: 16 MP, CMOS F2.2 & 12MP, CMOS F1.5/F2.4Wide & 12MP, CMOS F2.4 Telephoto

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locarno
locarno

“we’d really love it if you did as we love nothing more than jumping into an insightful conversation with our fantastic audience.”

Nice joke.

locarno
locarno

“But Samsung decided against bundling one with the handset.”

Maybe it is technically impossible ?

JazzyJayBEE
JazzyJayBEE

I’ll also need the SD Card slot and the headphone jack. Thanks. K. Bye.

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

It would have been a good addition but for a first gen product try I think it’s fine without it (integrated). Maybe Samsung could add support for the S pen similar to tab S3 and S4 later on. The one thing they should have definitely included was the headphone jack.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

They need to make the device thinner, right now it looks like 2 small phones wedged together and won’t be comfortable to carry in jeans pocket.

The other feature they need to fix next is to be able to close completely flat. Main concern is that you can get some grit in the open gap and can damage the screen.

Biransahin
Biransahin

Good observation regarding the grit. Not seeing the phone up close it may have a protective membrane inside for that possibility. On the thickness, I think it’s fine for a first generation device, but you’re right slimmer will be better.

kevinhelee
kevinhelee

Not sure how feasible it would be, but a headphone jack, microSD card and S-pen. That would have made it one heck of phone. Whether all those features will be used is one matter, but having the option is nice.

Biransahin
Biransahin

It would be a dream phone, you’re right!

locarno
locarno

Remember this article ?

“Samsung’s Project Dream is the Galaxy S8 with a 4K VR-ready display”

siaho
siaho

Ofc, that big screen can really benefit from the s-pen, especially for the people that draw…

Biransahin
Biransahin

I voted yes, only because I’m biased and need an sPen. Lol. Seriously though it would be a useful addition. I’m wondering though, if it’s possible place a foldable Wacom digitizer under the foldable screen. Maybe they haven’t got this technology yet.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

I think it would have hiked the price even more to have a folding display that was also pressure sensitive – as we all know, S Pen compatible devices are more than displays that use a stylus. And as YouTubers have pointed out – for the vast majority of apps, you’re NOT getting a tablet experience when the phone is unfolded, the Play Store for example is just the blown out version of the mobile store. As opposed to the actual tablet version of the Play Store. I don’t think the S Pen would have been a worthwhile addition to… Read more »

locarno
locarno

But Samsung workes with Google on software for Fold, so why Play store don’t have tablet version ?

ManBearPig00
ManBearPig00

Maybe a Folded Note 2 next year?

stondec
stondec

For true Galaxy Note fans, Samsung missed the boat by excluding S Pen integration. That’s the singular reason why I have zero interest in the Galaxy fold.

Biransahin
Biransahin

If they haven’t been able to design a foldable Wacom digitizer, or more accurately, if Wacom haven’t developed one yet, it might not have been possible. An SPen requires underscreen hardware, not just an SPen. There may well not have been any boat to miss.

henklbr
henklbr

I always use the S-Pen on my Note9, and a Stylus on my S10+

Biransahin
Biransahin

A rubber tipped stylus is not an sPen or anything even close.