Korea-based website The Elec reports that Samsung has decided against offering the S-Pen on the Galaxy Fold 2, citing sources within the company. The manufacturer apparently nixed the feature as it wasnâ€™t able to make ultra-thin glass capable of being folded and withstanding pressure from the S-Pen.
Samsung reportedly investigated several other options, including the use of polyimide films and making a thicker cover glass thatâ€™s thinner in the folding area. The sources said that none of these options were thought to be viable, and that a foldable with an S-Pen has been pushed back to 2021.
This isnâ€™t really too surprising when you think about it. The Galaxy Z Flip contained a plastic layer above the ultra-thin glass that could be easily scratched. So if a similar solution is in play on the new foldable, then it seems like using a stylus would only invite more scratches and grooves.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 is rumored to launch alongside the Galaxy Note 20 series in August. So those on the hunt for a new stylus-toting phone will have another option at least.