According to information from the Ice Universe leaker, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is compatible with the S-Pen stylus. A first for a Samsung smartphone apart from the Galaxy Note.
It has now been several years that we hear about a disappearance of the Galaxy Note range from Samsung in favor of the Galaxy S on one side and the Galaxy Z foldable smartphones on the other. This Thursday, it was the Chinese leaker Ice Universe who delivered information that could go in this direction.
In fact, in a message posted on Twitter, the latter, generally well informed about the South Korean manufacturer’s products, announced that the future Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra will be fully compatible with the brand’s S-Pen style.
Yes, I can 100% confirm that S21 Ultra supports S Pen
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) November 12, 2020
Concretely, this would mean that the Galaxy Note range would lose what was until now its originality. While the Galaxy S have the advantage of being Samsung’s first annual smartphones and optimizing technologies for photography in particular, the Galaxy Note is used more focused on productivity, in particular through the integration of the S- stylus. Pen. However, for some time, Samsung would have considered offering its S-Pen on other devices. A first prototype of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 thus integrated said stylus, even if this idea did not go to the final product. In addition, Samsung launched at the beginning of the year a “Lite” version of its Galaxy Note 10 with stylus.
An integrated stylus or simply compatible?
It is only a leak for the moment and it is not known for the moment to what extent the S-Pen would be put forward on the next high-end smartphone from Samsung. Although the device may be compatible with the stylus, there is no indication yet that it comes with it and that a place is planned to store it. This could be a way for Samsung to make the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra compatible with the stylus for users who already have a Galaxy Tab S7 Plus tablet, for example. A way to strengthen the builder’s ecosystem.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra could be announced not in February or March 2021 like the previous models in the Galaxy S line, but as early as January. By then, a lot of information about the Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra has already leaked in recent months. You can find them in our dedicated article.