According to a new report, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 will not only feature an S Pen stylus, but also a thicker UTG display. This information comes from UBI Research, and it has been cited by The Elec.
That is not all the information that was shared, though. The report also states that Samsung is considering adopting AES (Active Electrostatic Solution) digitizer tech for the device. It is considering doing this so it can bring the S Pen to the device.
Now, in order to do that, Samsung will need a thicker UTG display. The current one is reportedly too thin to withstand the tip of an S Pen, which makes sense. That UTG display on the device comes with a plastic layer on top of it, and you can scratch the thing with a fingernail. Therefore, using an S Pen on it would be a disaster.
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 may include a thicker UTG display to accommodate the S Pen
The Galaxy Z Fold 2 display includes a 30-micrometer layer of UTG, and that’s not thick enough. Samsung will try to create a UTG layer that is twice as thick as the current one for the Galaxy Z Fold 3.
The Galaxy Z Fold series would be ideal to utilize the S Pen, though. The screen real estate that you get when that phone unfolds is vast. This is not the first time we’ve heard that Samsung plans to bring forth an S Pen to the Galaxy Z Fold series, and it probably won’t be the last.
Now, this AES digitizer tech that we talked about is not the same to the one on the Galaxy Note series. The Galaxy Note series features an EMR (Electro Magnetic Resonance) digitizer. That tech is, however, too rigid for foldable smartphones.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 will not launch until next year. It will be interesting to see if the company will be able to make this happen, as having an S Pen and a more durable display would be great. That is one of the main complaints when it comes to the Galaxy Z Fold 2, actually.