Bigger is not all the time higher, but for the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra it is, as a result of when Samsung revealed its new tremendous-telephone is suitable with the corporate’s S Pen stylus, it additionally unveiled the brand new S Pen Pro.
You’d usually get an S Pen with a telephone from the model’s Note vary, just like the Samsung Galaxy Note 20, or with a pill just like the Galaxy Tab S7. They allow you to mark up paperwork, hand-write notes, management your machine with in-air gestures, and extra.
If you are shopping for a brand new Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra you can use both the S Pen or this mysterious new S Pen Pro, which we’ve not seen earlier than. So what does the brand new skilled-grade stylus do? Let’s dive in.
The value is write
One key distinction between the S Pen and S Pen Pro is the value – whereas the previous prices $39.99 / £29 (roughly AU$50), we will nearly assure the latter will price extra.
Samsung hasn’t unveiled an S Pen Pro value but (or when it’ll go on sale, for that matter), but we will nearly assure it’ll price greater than the ‘normal’ S Pen.
Bigger is best
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra’s S Pen Pro is kind of a bit larger than your plain previous ‘normal’ S Pen, because the picture on the prime of this text exhibits.
That ought to make it simpler to grip and maintain, as you possibly can solely actually grip the present S Pen between your thumb and forefinger, which does not make for as simple writing because the Apple Pencil’s longer and simply-gripped stem.
Overall, the S Pen Pro appears much more Apple-Pencil-esque, with the extra tapered nub that resembles an actual pencil. This ought to make it really feel extra pure for sketching and writing than the S Pen’s present design.
It’s value mentioning that the Galaxy S21 would not have a slot to insert the S Pen or S Pen Pro, in contrast to the Note gadgets, so you will in all probability need to purchase a case that has a slot for them. Presumably, they will come in numerous sizes for the smaller S Pen or bigger S Pen Pro, which is one thing to concentrate to.
Some styli options
So what does the S Pen Pro really do that the S Pen would not to rework your Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra expertise? The particulars are a bit of obscure, but we all know a couple of issues about how they differ.
The normal S Pen would not provide the identical options with the S21 Ultra that the Note 20 Ultra’s stylus was able to, like entry to simple digicam shortcuts (you need to use the stylus as a distant shutter) and non-contact ‘air notes’ gestures.
To quote our preliminary S21 Ultra evaluate ‘Missing from the S21 Ultra are Bluetooth shortcuts for the digicam and off-display screen notes, like on the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.’
It appears the S Pen Pro does have these options, although, to convey the complete Note performance to the Galaxy S collection. Perhaps there are extra perks the S Pen Pro brings, that can be unveiled then the product is launched, but we do not know simply but. Samsung was content material to tease us that the extra premium stylus exists, but we’ll have to attend till they launch extra information to put out simply how it differs from the usual S Pen we all know and love.