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There was no Galaxy Note at this year’s summer Samsung Unpacked event, but we got the stylus-compatible Galaxy Z Fold 3. Unfortunately for Note users, only the new S Pen Fold Edition and S Pen Pro work with the Fold 3. That’s because the device has a comparatively fragile screen and can only withstand retractable tips. But what about the other way around?
Does the S Pen Fold Edition work on phones other than the Galaxy Z Fold 3?
The stylus was recognized by the device but only as an eraser. This means you can’t use it for writing on the S21 Ultra. On the Note 20 Ultra, the stylus doesn’t work at all unless you ensure the tip is fully retracted.
According to the report, this is basically because the Fold 3 and non-foldable phones read styluses differently. The Fold Edition and other S Pens also operate at different frequencies.