Like the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, the first S-series smartphone to support the S Pen, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is also capable of working with Samsung stylus, and two types at once. At the same time, the S Pen Fold Edition model is noticeably different from the S Pen Pro in functionality and price.
Both stylus models were announced earlier this year, but only unveiled during Samsung’s recent big premiere. It turned out that the S Pen Fold is only able to work with the Galaxy Z Fold 3, primarily due to the nib of the pen specially designed for the surface of bendable screens.
The stylus has a thin 1.5 mm nib and a built-in spring that responds to the touch of the stylus on the display. 4096 pressure levels are recorded and the Air Command function is supported. That being said, the S Pen Fold does not have a Bluetooth module, so there is no need to specifically connect it to the Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G. This also means that it cannot be used as a kind of “remote control” for a smartphone. The stylus has no battery and does not need to be recharged. The S Pen Fold Edition weighs 6.7 grams and measures 132.1 x 7.7 mm.
In turn, the S Pen Pro works with most compatible Samsung devices (smartphones, tablets and some computers), including the Galaxy Z Fold 3. It is longer and thicker (173.64 and 9.5 mm, respectively), but also weighs 13.8 G.
Bluetooth support ensures compatibility with multiple devices at the same time, and switching between devices is almost invisible. Owners will be able to copy, cut and paste the necessary fragments on different devices linked to the same Samsung account, in the same Wi-Fi network (with the condition of Bluetooth connection).
Another advantage of the S Pen Pro is the ability to search for it in case of loss using the SmartThings app. In this case, the S Pen Pro will cost $ 99.99, while the S Pen Fold Edition – “only” $ 49.99.