When you had been a fan of Samsung’s phablet-sized Galaxy Word, you’ll be able to relaxation simple figuring out at the least its companion stylus will stay obtainable for different units. Samsung’s most tablet-like cellphone is probably not making an look this summer time on the firm’s upcoming Unpacked occasion, however an FCC filing signifies that its finest accent can be.
The S Pen Professional, which Samsung introduced at first of the yr, is ostensibly a extra pen-like variant of the S Pen and never a bit stylus that docks into the aspect of a tool. The S Pen Professional is anticipated work with the unannounced Galaxy Z Fold 3, rumored to be the subsequent mannequin in Samsung’s foldable lineup.
The FCC itemizing features a copy of what’s presumably the outer label of the S Pen Professional. It signifies the stylus can be appropriate with any Samsung smartphone, pill, or PC that already helps the S Pen. Air Actions, which allow you to wave the stylus round like a wand to take photos and program different shortcuts, will solely be obtainable on the units that help One UI 3.1 or later.
Samsung is aiming to develop by wielding its strongest weapon: the peripheral. The power to purchase the stylus off the shelf and have it work with any Samsung machine provides the corporate’s merchandise extra enchantment, particularly for Android customers. For comparability, Google’s present stylus-supported merchandise are both third-party or through a convertible laptop computer by means of its Chrome OS platform. And Apple’s stylus solely works with iPads, not iPhones.
It’s additionally no shock that is coinciding with the launch of the subsequent foldable product by Samsung. The corporate was one of many first out of the gate within the U.S. to convey foldable smartphones at a consumer-approachable degree. They nonetheless must promote the remainder of us on utility, nonetheless. Why not promote an adjunct alongside a perfect use case? The Galaxy Z Fold is, in any case, a smartphone that flips open right into a pill. That’s basically fusing the Galaxy Word smartphone and a Galaxy Tab S pill.
Samsung has made no secret of its plans to develop S Pen help outdoors the Word smartphone. We’re anticipating to listen to extra on the upcoming Unpacked occasion. The date stays unannounced, although some rumors have pointed to it happening on Aug. 11. We’re anticipating to see at the least one new smartphone from Samsung, plus extra particulars on how the corporate will construct upon Google’s Put on OS smartwatch platform with its twist. We would see upgraded equipment like Galaxy Buds and possibly even a new pill to reveal the brand new S Pen Professional.