Leakster: No S Pen in Z Fold 5, also — Santa doesn’t exist
No S Pen slot in the Galaxy Z Fold 5
Samsung is feeling pressure from competitors like the Oppo Find N2 and the supposed Google Pixel Fold, which come (or will come) with a thinner, more spread-out design. Compared to the Find N2, the Z Fold 4 feels kind of chunky, so we guess the priority is to get the feel and design comfort on point, before revisiting the idea about having an S Pen inside the phone.
Supposedly, Samsung has been working on a super-thin S Pen design, looking to strike the perfect balance between the stylus size and writing comfort. We do find that the stylus inside the latest Galaxy S23 Ultra is quite thin and we can’t even imagine how much girth Samsung can shave off before it starts feeling like a toothpick. As per the leakster, Sammy wasn’t able to come up with an acceptable design on time as the Z Fold 5’s specs are getting locked-in.