The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 won't have a built-in S Pen slot, despite some rumors to the contrary. Per the latest South Korean report, Samsung considered adding a slot for the S Pen in the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold5 during the design phase, but decided that it would make the device too thick.
The Galaxy Z Fold5 will reportedly have a new hinge design that will minimize the crease, and a different internal arrangement, which wouldn't allow for an S Pen slot. Samsung allegedly thought about making a slimmer S Pen for the Galaxy Z Fold5 but decided that it would hinder the writing experience.
On a positive note, Samsung is reportedly working on a thinner S Pen that won't compromise the stylus experience and it could be available in time for the Galaxy Z Fold6.
I have no interest, personally, in an S-pen. My finger is quicker and more intuitive at this point. It’s just a gimmick. If it gets one I won’t upgrade.
If they decide to go with a display on the outside for the 6 and an S Pen, I may get that. It makes way more sense than this nonsense.