Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra S Pen inserted

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  • The S Pen housed inside the Galaxy S24 Ultra has an odor that resembles burnt plastic. S Pens on previous Ultra models also have the odor.
  • The internal heat of the Galaxy S24 Ultra could possibly be reacting with the plastic on the S Pen, potentially causing this odor.

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra is one of the best Android flagships you can buy right now. It has plenty of amazing and unique features, ranging from its anti-reflective coating on the display to its versatile camera setup to its innovative S Pen. But if you have a Galaxy S24 Ultra or previous Galaxy S Ultras, you may want to avoid sniffing the S Pen. As it turns out, the S Pen smells really bad.

Reddit user LatifYil posted an interesting observation about their Galaxy S24 Ultra’s S Pen. To them, the S Pen “absolutely reeks,” like it is “being barbequed by the internals.” The Redditor prompted many others to sniff their S Pen, and sure enough, plenty of people agree that the S Pen on the Galaxy S24 Ultra stinks.