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Rumor: Galaxy S21 S Pen support is a go, but so is at least one new Note

It has long been rumored that Samsung will bring S Pen compatibility to the next Galaxy S series smartphone and then possibly kill the Galaxy Note series for good. However, there might still be some good news for Galaxy Note series fans, at least going by a recent rumor.

According to a new report from Korea IT News, Samsung has placed orders for Galaxy S21 digitizers. Digitizers are an important component for S Pen compatibility, and a firm has started the mass production of digitizers for the next-generation Galaxy S series phone. Mass production of digitizers almost confirms that the Galaxy S21 Ultra will support the S Pen.

The report also mentions that the Galaxy S series and the Galaxy Note series will be merged in the future. However, Samsung will reportedly release one Galaxy Note series smartphone in the second half of 2021 before discontinuing the series. The South Korean tech giant is expected to shift its focus from the Galaxy Note series to foldable smartphones.

Samsung has reportedly planned multiple foldable smartphones for next year, and there is a possibility of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 featuring an S Pen. The company is working on improving the strength of the Ultra Thin Glass (UTG) so that the S Pen can be used with it.

As usual, these are just rumors, and there has been a lot of conflicting information about the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Note series’ future. Nothing can be said for certain so early, and things will get clearer only when Samsung actually launches the device.

  • Model: SM-G998U
  • Dimensions: Bar: 165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9 mm
  • Display: 6.8 inch / 172.72 mm Dynamic AMOLED 2X
  • CPU: Snapdragon 888
  • Camera: 12MP
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