Galaxy S24 Ultra Users Reassured: No Need to Worry About Burnt Smelling S Pen

  • Some Galaxy S24 Ultra pens smell like burnt plastic, but it's normal.
  • Samsung says the smell is because the pen gets warm near the phone and it's nothing to worry about.
  • The smell shouldn't cause any problems with your phone.

If you're a new Galaxy S24 Ultra owner and have noticed a faint burnt plastic odor emanating from your S Pen, don't panic! Samsung has acknowledged this phenomenon and assures users it's nothing to worry about.
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra

Burnt S Pen Smell:

Several Galaxy S24 Ultra users have reported the S Pen emitting a burnt plastic smell. This has sparked concern on social media, with some users fearing it might damage their device.
Samsung has officially addressed this concern
Samsung officially solution
Samsung has officially addressed this concern, stating that the smell is a normal byproduct of the phone's internal heating process.

Why Does the S Pen Smell Like Burnt Plastic?

The Galaxy S24 Ultra, like many smartphones, generates heat during operation. The S Pen is housed within a designated slot on the phone. When the phone heats up, the plastic body of the S Pen absorbs some of this heat, causing the slight burning smell.

This isn't unique to the S24 Ultra. Owners of previous S Pen-equipped models like the S22 Ultra and S23 Ultra have reported similar experiences.

Should You Be Worried?

Samsung assures users that the burnt smell poses no threat to the functionality or safety of the S Pen or the phone itself. It's simply a harmless consequence of the phone's normal heating processes.

Peace of Mind from Samsung:

Samsung is known for its rigorous product testing, particularly following the Galaxy Note 7 incident. The company subjects its devices to extensive quality control measures under extreme conditions to ensure user safety. This focus on safety extends to thelll S Pen as well.


While the burnt plastic smell from the S Pen might be a surprise, it's a harmless side effect and shouldn't be a cause for concern. If you're still unsure, you can always reach out to Samsung customer service for further clarification.