Galaxy S24 Ultra MagSafe cases may break S Pen | Phones

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Samsung’s new Galaxy S24 series skipped support for the new Qi2 standard, and it seems you might run into issues using MagSafe-style cases on the Galaxy S24 Ultra as well, at least at launch.

As magnetic accessories using Apple’s MagSafe have become more popular, cases for Android phones that add that functionality have also risen in popularity. Generally speaking, these cases don’t come with any big compromises, but it seems there’s a problem with the Galaxy S24 Ultra using MagSafe-style cases.

Showcased in a video on Twitter/X by Brandon Lee (host of YouTube channel This Is Tech Today), the Galaxy S24 Ultra glitches out when a case with MagSafe magnets has an accessory attached. The case itself isn’t the problem, but when an accessory is attached, things start going wrong.

The problem is with the S Pen, with the Galaxy S24 Ultra’s display not properly registering input from the stylus when a MagSafe accessory is attached. Importantly, this was not a problem with the Galaxy S23 Ultra with the same cases. Lee mentions that case manufacturers are apparently working to solve the problem, also pointing to an employee at Moment who mentions that the company is looking for a fix on its own cases.

The root cause here is still unknown, but it certainly would be frustrating for Galaxy S24 Ultra owners. Hopefully, a solution can be found. And, more so, hopefully the Galaxy S25 series will just adopt Qi2 so this functionality is baked into the phone in the first place.

The Samsung Galaxy S24 series is available for pre-order now, starting at $799. Pre-orders come with doubled storage, boosted trade-ins up to $750, and…

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