Photos of what appears to be an S Pen stylus and carrying case for the upcoming Galaxy S21 Ultra from Samsung have leaked online, According to WinFuture.
They display a stylus that looks similar in design to the previous S Pens of Samsung, as well as a phone case that is a little wider to make room for the optional accessory than the handset itself.
WinFuture notes that for just under €40 (around $49), the stylus will be sold separately from the unit.
This phone case is important because, unlike Samsung’s Note models, the S21 Ultra is rumored to support the S Pen, but reportedly won’t have a dedicated slot to store it.
Instead of something that comes in the box like the Note phones, the stylus is allegedly an optional accessory for the S21 Ultra.
Rumors have been around for at least a month that the Galaxy S21 Ultra would work with the S Pen, and Samsung itself also indicated that support was on the way when its mobile president TM Roh said the company would add some of the “most beloved features” of the Galaxy Note to other devices in its lineup.
An FCC filing all-but-confirmed at the end of last month that stylus support for the forthcoming phone was on the way.
The S21 Ultra will support many of the same features of the S Pen as previous Note products, according to WinFuture. Apparently, it will have a pressure-sensitive tip, motion controls through an accelerometer, and controls to play and pause videos or take photos remotely.
Reports of stylus support coming to the S21 Ultra coincided with rumors that Samsung was planning to discontinue its Note lineup, which among its distinguishing features includes stylus support. However, one Samsung official has reportedly denied this.
Next to the Galaxy S21 and S21 Plus, the Galaxy S21 Ultra is projected to be one of three products that will make up the S21 lineup.
Other sources have reported that, beyond its stylus support, the rear camera array of the Galaxy S21 Ultra will include two telephoto cameras as well as a main 108-megapixel camera.
Leaked video teasers show that, compared to the previous generation S20 Ultra, it will have a curved screen (compared to flat screens for the other two S21 handsets) and a redesigned camera bump, and WinFuture previously stated that it will have a 6.8-inch 120Hz display and a 5,000 mAh battery with 45W fast charging support.