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(Pocket-lint) - It looks like Samsung's next foldable will support an S Pen stylus, according to US Federal Communication Commission filings for the S Pen Pro.

The S Pen Pro appears to be a bigger version of the S Pen with Bluetooth connectivity. The FCC filings for the pen, which are now public, reveal that it will work with the yet-to-be-announced Galaxy Z Fold 3. It will apparently also support the S21 Ultra, the Note 20 lineup, and more. The full list of supported devices is in this image from the filings:

FCC The Galaxy Z Fold 3 will support the S Pen Pro, according to FCC filings photo 2

The stylus will likely release this year. A recent render shared by leaker Evan Blass showed what appears to be the Galaxy Z Fold 3 with a new “Fold Edition” S Pen next to it. It's assumed the Z Fold 3 will come with the Fold Edition stylus in the box. If so, perhaps the S Pen Pro will be sold separately.


Samsung has been teasing it might introduce S Pen support for its foldable. During last year’s Unpacked event, Samsung’s TM Roh said he's “happy to hear” its customers want the S Pen to work with the Fold. Then, in a blog post from December, he said Samsung planned to bring the Galaxy Note’s “most well-loved features” to other devices - an obvious nod to stylus support, as it's a key feature of the Note line. Plus, in January, Roh said Samsung will “expand the S Pen experience across additional device categories in the future".

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FCC documents usually immediately precede product announcements. Given Blass also leaked that Samsung's next Unpacked event is set for 11 August 2021, we could hear more about the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and S Pen support then. The Z Flip 3, two new Galaxy Watches, and new Galaxy Buds are also expected.

Writing by Maggie Tillman.
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