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Latest Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 leak shows how you'll store the S Pen

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 multitasking
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 multitasking (Image credit: Hayato Huseman / Android Central)

What you need to know

  • Renders showing Samsung's official S Pen case for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 have surfaced.
  • Like the Galaxy S21 Ultra, the Z Fold 3 will not have a dedicated S Pen slot.
  • Samsung is set to reveal the Galaxy Z Fold 3 at an Unpacked event on August 11.

S Pen support is rumored to be one of the biggest highlights of Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 3. The feature was first confirmed by an FCC listing last month, and its existence has also been corroborated by alleged press renders of the phone.

Renders showing the official folio case for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 have now been posted by 91Mobiles, which suggest the foldable flagship will not include a dedicated slot for the stylus.

As you can see in the renders below, Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 3 folio case will have a slot for the S Pen on its foldable portion, right behind the hinge of the phone. The S Pen holder appears to be made using rigid material and has a smooth finish.

The case renders also confirm the presence of a flap on the front to help protect the outer display of the Galaxy Z Fold 3. Aside from these two major differences, however, the folio case doesn't look all that different from the one Samsung offers for the Galaxy Z Fold 2.

Similar to the best Samsung phones, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is tipped to feature Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 888 chipset. It is also expected to come with an in-display selfie camera, a 7.6-inch inner screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, up to 512GB of onboard storage, a 4,400mAh battery, and IPX8 water resistance.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 will be unveiled at the upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event on August 11. Alongside the Z Fold 3, Samsung is also expected to launch the Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy Watch 4 series, and the Galaxy Buds 2 at the event.

Babu Mohan
Babu Mohan
6 Comments
  • It's a no from me, either house it like the Note range or forget about it.
  • Same here! If not, holding on to my Note 20 ultra till it falls apart.
  • Galaxy Z fold 4 with S Pen silo in the body and take my money.
  • Yeah, this is a tacky solution. WE WANT A BUILT-IN S-PEN SILO!!! I mean, look, I understand the engineering challenges here. Trying to make the device as thin as possible while maintaining the best durability possible while simultaneously trying to make the battery as big as possible, squeezing the most tech as possible in the device while making the device as light as possible AND keeping production costs low! Yes, I get it. But until this problem can be cracked, I'm not even considering spending the cost of of a decent gaming laptop on one of these. Well, perhaps they'll have the kinks worked out by the 4th generation - when Apple is ready to try their hands at one and Sammy is FORCED to up their game.
  • Your comment is literally perfect. Spen like they did in the note or GTFO (or just you can't have my $1-$2k of hard earned dollhairs)
  • You said it all! 👏👏