Rumored change to the Galaxy Z Fold 4 allows it to support regular S Pen and reduce cracked sceens
Samsung rumored to include new Super Ultra-Thin Glass on Galaxy Z Fold 4
While the Galaxy Z Fold 3 does work with the digital stylus, the UTG on the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is not strong enough for users to safely deploy the regular version of the S Pen without risking damage to the display. However, the Samsung S Pen Fold Edition features a retractable tip allowing it to be used without fear by Galaxy Z Fold 3 users.
A stronger Super UTG might prevent cracks like the one seen along the hinge in this picture of a Galaxy Z Fold 3
This special edition of the S Pen might not be required this year for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 if the new Super UTG is as strong and durable as many are hoping for. Samsung is reportedly planning to include the S Pen with the fourth-generation Fold and is reportedly looking to include a place on the device to store it, similar to what Samsung offers with the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
When it first burst onto the scene, Ultra-Thin Glass was defined by Samsung as “a sheet of folding glass that’s so thin it’s flexible and stands up to the folds and unfolds of daily life..” But now that Sammy realizes that UTG needs to be more durable, this Super UTG is expected to stand up to the constant prodding of an S Pen without fail.
Stronger UTG might stop the issue with cracking screens
Hopefully, the stronger UTG solves a problem that many redditors posted about even as recently as a few days ago. These posts mentioned how the screens on their Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 displays cracked. One Reddit subscriber included a photo of his Galaxy Z Fold 3 which cracked along the hinge when he was opening the device.
He continued by noting that “I made several complaints to Samsung, other entities that help consumer, also a complaint at the store etc. About 2 weeks later they repaired the phone for free and I kept my Samsung care just in case I eventually need it. Don’t let them push you around.”