Samsung’s S Pen: a guide to the stylus of the Galaxy S21 Ultra and Note series Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

When it comes to superstar-level styluses, the Samsung S Pen stands among the very best company – perhaps only the Apple Pencil can claim to have the same sort of brand recognition as the pointing device made by Samsung for its premium smartphones.

This is your one-stop guide to everything S Pen: find out the devices that support the Samsung S Pen, check what to do if you lose your S Pen and need to replace it, learn the key features of the S Pen, get the latest on the future of the S Pen, and more besides.

A brief history of the S Pen

Samsung Galaxy Note 2

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 S Pen (Image credit: Samsung)

The history of the S Pen (or “smart pen”) is inextricably linked with the history of the Samsung Galaxy Note series – the stylus made its debut with the very first Note back in 2011. That original Note was designed to fuse together the phone and tablet form factors, though it had a screen size just 5.3 inches from corner to corner, which is very small by today’s standards.