The brand-new S Pen Fold Edition kind of works with older Samsung gadgets

The new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 was simply declared, appearing as the first folding phone with stylus support for the brand-new S Pen Fold Edition. With this imagined S Pen, one of the inquiries to a great deal is whether the Fold Edition will work on non-foldable gadgets. All things considered, it kind of does.

The new model is somewhat not the same as S Pens of years past. Samsung needed to design a new internal mechanism for the S Pen Fold Edition so as not to harm the delicate foldable panel when writing on it: A spring in the body makes it difficult to squeeze the display without the tip retracting. While the underlying technology from Wacom is something very similar, the phone reads these styluses differently, so the Z Fold3 knows not to allow you to utilize a non-Fold Edition pen.

Because of the distinctions with how the phones speak with the stylus, past Note-series gadgets and the S21 Ultra will see this new S Pen’s tip as… an eraser? You can in any case utilize it to control the gadget, yet on the off chance that you attempt to compose with it, all it will do is erase. That is more than the Note 20 Ultra can manage, however, which doesn’t appear to perceive the new S Pen by any stretch of the though — except if you essentially crush the pen into the display until the tip is completely withdrawn.

In case you’re searching for a S Pen that will work on both your new Z Fold3 and past Note gadgets, Samsung sells the S Pen Pro — this one has a switch that allows you to pick between classic S Pen mode or similarity with the Z Fold3. It likewise has Bluetooth smart features to control your gadget and supports the Tab series of Samsung records.