The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 has recently become the latest addition to the foldable series, following its launch on July 26. Alongside it, the Flip series also received a new member the Galaxy Z Flip 5. As Galaxy Z Fold 5 is the new big foldable phone in the market, people are likely to have numerous pertinent questions before making their purchase decision. In this article, we will address whether the Galaxy Z Fold 5 comes with a pen.
The Galaxy Z Fold 5 is a premium device that is expected to offer every feature a user desires, especially considering the premium price they pay for an exceptional experience. Foldable devices are known for their multitasking capabilities and smooth performance, surpassing other available smartphones in these departments. The inclusion of the S Pen further elevates the Galaxy Z Fold series, making it even better.
Importance of S Pen
The S Pen is a name given by Samsung. Essentially, it is a stylus pen that enables users to interact with touchscreen displays. By using the S Pen, users can significantly increase their productivity, which is the biggest plus point of having an S Pen.
With S Pen users can easily take notes, draw some cool stuff with precision, present screen with writing tools, and more. The S Pen is specifically designed for these types of activities, providing a level of precision and functionality that far surpasses touch controls. You know it’s more fun to write with a Pen than typing something. Also with S Pen, you can set apps to launch whenever you detach it from the device or press buttons available on it.
When using the S Pen, you’ll discover numerous other practical uses that may not be immediately apparent. After using it, you will find yourself looking for tasks that are not even important so that you get to use your S Pen. So there is no doubt it increases productivity.
While we have discussed the advantages of the S Pen, its value lies in having a device that supports it. If you are considering purchasing the Galaxy Z Fold 5, the following details will be important for you to know.
Does Galaxy Z Fold 5 have a Built-In S Pen?
The answer is No, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 does not come with a built-in S Pen, and there is no dedicated space to attach the S Pen. Therefore, if you wish to use an S Pen with the device, you will need to purchase one separately, as it is not included in the box. For more details on what’s included in the box, please refer to our story.
It makes sense not to include the S Pen in the device itself, as doing so could make the device thicker and the display smaller. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 also did not come with the S Pen. However, Samsung should consider including the S Pen at least in the box, so users don’t have to pay extra for it, especially since they are already paying a premium for the device. Without the S Pen, users would miss out on half of the features that the Galaxy Z Fold offers.
Many may not mind paying extra for the S Pen after investing a significant amount in the device itself. However, those who have barely saved enough money to experience a foldable phone will have to save more to fully experience the foldable phone by buying the S Pen.
How to Attach S Pen on Galaxy Z Fold 5
As mentioned earlier, there is no holder for the S Pen in the device itself. But there are alternatives including official ones. Along with Galaxy Z Fold 5 Samsung also introduces some new cases for the Galaxy Z Fold 5 which includes designated space for S Pen. So all you need to do is insert the S Pen in the space available and it will attach to the case magnetically. It’s better than the Galaxy Z Fold 4 case which has protruding design for the S Pen holder.
Where can I buy an S Pen for the Galaxy Z Fold 5?
There are a couple of options available if you are looking for an S Pen. Talking about official options, you can get the new Galaxy Z Fold 5 S Pen Fold Edition which is available only in Black Color. Coming to the pricing, the new S Pen for Galaxy Z Fold 5 costs $54.99. You can get some discount or Samsung may decrease its price after some time, but those are just expectations. The S Pen comes with a cover.
You can also look for third-party Stylus for your Galaxy Z Fold 5 which may be available in less price than the official S Pen. You may not get the same experience as the S Pen, but it will get the job done. As the Fold 5 is new, you may not find many third-party Stylus options right away.
Does the old S Pen Fold Edition work with Galaxy Z Fold 5?
If you have the S Pen Fold Edition for Galaxy Z Fold 4 and are switching to the Galaxy Z Fold 5, you will have a question about whether the Galaxy Z Fold 4’s S Pen will work with Fold 5 or not.
Yes, the old S Pen fold supports the new Galaxy Z Fold 5 along with Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G. So if you already have this pen, you don’t have to buy a new pen. But if you are getting it for free bundled with Galaxy Z Fold 5, don’t leave it.