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Samsung to offer S-Pen stylus as optional Galaxy S8 extra

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With the Galaxy Note 7 having gone down in a ball of flames, a huge gap has been left in the market for those who crave a stylus-friendly smartphone.

Fortunately, Samsung itself looks set to fill the void, with the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 reportedly set to play nice with the firm’s S-Pen accessory.

That’s according to claims out of the Chinese supply chain at least, with the S8’s screen seemingly set to be made to play nice with the business-friendly add-on.

It is not believed the S8 will feature a cut-out capable of storing the stylus.

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However, although the reports claim plans to bundle the Galaxy S8 with a boxed S-Pen have been shelved, the stylus will reportedly still be available as an optional extra for the iPhone 7-rivalling handset.

While such a move would surely appease those who missed out on the back of the Note 7’s global recall, it could have a knock-on affect for Sammy’s next flagship phablet, the already much mooted Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

To date, Samsung has only offered S-Pen support for its Note range of smartphones and tablets. Moving away from this could dilute the brand and muddy the waters of what each device range is capable of.

It’s also been suggested that it would force the Note 8 to adopt a much larger display in order to better distinguish itself from the S8.

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A switch from a 5.7-inch to a giant 6.2-inch panel has been teased.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to be unveiled at MWC 2017 on February 26.

Stylus support aside, the phone has been tipped to adopt a new, curved design, improved camera and more processing power when compared with its predecessor, the brilliant Samsung Galaxy S7.

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Would you want the S8 to add S-Pen stylus support? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

John Smith

December 29, 2016, 1:54 pm

There was no need to mention the iPhone 7 in this article. It just shows how bent these tech sites are.

R6ex

December 30, 2016, 11:13 am

Definitely!

Russell

December 31, 2016, 11:41 pm

I want my Note back, and I want the SPen, and I want the SPen to be attatched.
Basically, I want my Note 7 back :(

Long Live the S Pen

February 20, 2017, 3:36 am

Yes! Please have S Pen support with the S8 since there isn't any other phone with a comparable stylus since the Note7. Please give us something with S Pen support while we wait for the Note8!

Lyle rollings

February 21, 2017, 6:49 am

It does not matter if it has a stylus or not. I will not purchase a phone with a curved screen. Ugly design makes for un ugly phone. I tried the curved S7 worst experience. My Note 3 still serves me well. I better find a couple on ebay looks like I will not be getting an upgrade any time soon.

Becca Duff

March 21, 2017, 3:28 am

I absolutely want my smart pen. I have a Note 3 and I use the pen ALL the time. Plus, I would need somewhere to store it in the phone. No stylus would be a BAD IDEA.

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