Rumor Has It That The Samsung S-Pen Will Be No More

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Well the rumors tend to always creep out just ahead of a devices unveiling and introduction and this rumor could be a problem for some if it proves to be true. The Samsung S-Pen, made popular with the companies Galaxy Note series, just might have come to the end of its days. HD-Blog reports that Samsung plans on releasing a larger version of the Galaxy S6 Edge, aptly named the S6 Edge+. SamMobile is also reporting the same finding saying the Edge+ will be a dual edge display clocking in at 5.7″. The implication being that the S6 Edge+ would replace the Galaxy Note series thus the demise of the S-Pen. Lack of support for the S-Pen is one of the reasons this rumor is gaining traction.

Samsung has attempted to build an ecosystem around the S-Pen, releasing special APIs for developers, and has even paid out prizes to winners of S-Pen-focused competitions, but not many third-party apps support it.

Although there are hundreds of millions of Android devices in use globally, only a small share (relatively speaking) are packing the S-Pen. For many developers, supporting Samsung’s stylus may not be worth the effort.

Right now this is all rumor and speculation and I find it more likely that Samsung would end up offering two phablets instead of axing one for the other. The S-Pen has its fans and there’s sure to be a lot of those fans upset if the Samsung S-Pen gets the cut.

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  Source: Business Insider

Feature image courtesy SamMobile (leaked Galaxy S6 Edge+)

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