Samsung Galaxy S8 might get an external S Pen accessory

Samsung Galaxy S8 might get an external S Pen accessory
If Chinese leaks are to be believed, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 could feature an S Pen as an external accessory. If this holds true, the new flagship will be the first of the Galaxy S series to have a stylus.

For now, this feature is reserved exclusively for Samsung's Galaxy Note series, but with the Galaxy Note 7 off the market, the South Korean company found itself without a phablet for loyal Note users to upgrade to. Adding an S Pen to the Galaxy S8 could prove to be the way to meet Note users' needs.

With rumored display sizes for the Galaxy S8 starting at 5.1” and going all the way up to 6.2”, a stylus would make sense. According to the Weibo source, it's unlikely that the S Pen will be integrated in the body of the Galaxy S8, and we're keen to agree, as this would conflict with the series' design up until now, and it will push the upcoming device more towards the Note line of Samsung smartphones.

Considering that we also got indirect confirmation that there will be a Galaxy Note 8 at some point next year, we assume that while Samsung wants to make up for the flopped Note 7, they won't let the Galaxy S8 trespass on Note territory too much.

Of course, considering the rumors that Samsung is testing multiple prototypes of the Galaxy S8, the stylus option could not make it to the market at all. For now, we can only wait and see.

via SamMobile

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34 Comments

1. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Hahahahahahaha, they will use the S Pens of the bomb Note 7. Poor Sambomb.....

5. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

U mad bro?

13. sissy246

Posts: 7087; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

He is just jealous, ignore him.

17. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

May be Samsung is going to sell battery operating pen(bigger of course), that works with all touch screen devices of any brand. But not S-Pen for GS8 . And the ignorant media makes fake ''news''. The (non-battery) S-Pen can not work without special display. Why should Samsung put such display on all GS8 phones when only few ppl would carry separate dongle-pen? There is Note for them. Embedded S-Pen, with great anti-lost function Do not listen ignorant media, that don't even know how S-Pen is functioning.

34. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

it's not like people are paying 6-700+ easy for them and the material cost is only around 250-$300. I doubt it would hurt them too much

7. cmdacos

Posts: 4132; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Well you could just whimper away and use your Apple Pencil on your iPhone. Oh wait....

18. drunkenjay

Posts: 1657; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

its apple pen. do you even ppap?

20. sissy246

Posts: 7087; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

21. droidboy

Posts: 65; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

This just cracked me up... lol...yes!

29. ewilts

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 28, 2016

Says the guy who currently owns an iPhone, has owned 5 previous iPhones, and has never owned a Samsung phone or any other Android phone.

2. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3101; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

"Samsung wants to make up for the flopped Note 7" I LOL'd.

8. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

And still Samsung will charge you with that.

14. sissy246

Posts: 7087; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

And why shouldn't they.

3. iSpammer

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 20, 2014

S3 already had one

4. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1390; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

I'd like to see Samsung make a new Note 12.2 tablet.

6. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

It might be real for s8 although id didn't came with s7 Did you guys at iPA forgot this article? http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-patent-reveals-a-case-that-may-transform-the-Galaxy-S7-into-a-modern-Galaxy-Note-Edge_id77574

10. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

I believe case makers like Spigen will come up with many models of their cases that can house a stylus in it. Simple, matter closed.

9. galaxy-gear

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Noo way

16. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Agreed. External S-Pen for GS8 is the dumbest thing EVER. External S-Pen especially for phone is almost useless dongle. How to carry? Easy to be lost. And the most important: S-Pen doesn't work without SPECIAL display. Why? When who want S-Pen , Note is the best choice, and S-Pen is secured there. More like Samsung is going to sell battery operating pen(bigger of course), that works with all touch screen devices of any brand. But not S-Pen. Read it PA: NOT S-Pen. And the news-hungry media made fake buzz of that.

19. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"External S-Pen for GS8 is the dumbest thing EVER." Why? An external stylus isn't any easier to be lost than other things you carry everyday.

22. sissy246

Posts: 7087; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

My note 5 let's me know if I walk off with out my pen. So if the S8 has that feature then you should not get lost. But not sure I believe this rumor.

23. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Did you miss the part, that S-Pen needs special display to function? Otherwise it will be battery operating pen, that has noting to do with S-Pen. It can work with any device, not only with GS8. This, that the non-battery UNIQUE Samsung's S-Pen can be embedded, and with anti-lost(function) is just amazing, though. Why someone would buy SG8 with heavy external pen - with additional battery pen(extra $) while can buy Note instead? Where is the sense?

11. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Poor Samsung, heard the next iPhone will most likely have the Apple Pencil available as an accessory, and now has to scramble to offer the same. Just like the S8 will not have a headphone jack, it's a classic monkey (Samsung) see, monkey (Samsung) do.

12. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

Were you born yesterday that you revealed apple pencil? Do some research who introduced pen like features on a phone first. When you do study a bit more, you will realise that apple pencil was not first to use on tablets, but was first one that needs to recharge when you want to use it.

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 30977; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Post 11 was the dumbest post yet, considering Apple was against the stylus, and Samsung brought it back from the dead. The Apple Pencil, is Apples attempt to copy the S-Pen, and make the iPad Pro more useful. I know, I own a Pro and a Pencil. That troll gets more and more desperate for attention day by day.

28. tedkord

Posts: 17320; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Tards just gotta tard, I guess. It soothes the raw rump.

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 30977; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yes they do LOLLL. And he expects us to believe he owns a Gear S3. Right...

15. sissy246

Posts: 7087; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

You just can not be that stupid. And it's a F-ing rumors lol

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 30977; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Sissy, I'm scratching my head, as to why he'd post something sure utterly stupid. Justwowwwwww.

27. sissy246

Posts: 7087; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LOL I scratch my head just about every time he posts anything.

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