That's all folks: Samsung Galaxy Note series is no more, say two well-known insiders

That's all folks: Samsung Galaxy Note series is no more, say two well-known insiders
UPDATE: We reached out to Samsung for a comment. Here is what the company has to say:

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We have been hearing conflicting reports about the fate of the Galaxy Note series. Until recently, the productivity-oriented flagships were the only Samsung phones to support the S Pen. The new Galaxy S21 Ultra is also compatible with the stylus, and Samsung has also confirmed that digital pen integration will be extended to more devices in the future. 

Previously, it was reported that Samsung is expanding S Pen support to other phones to migrate existing Note users to the S and Z series. The idea is apparently to retain the S family as the H1 flagship and replace the Note range with the foldable Z phones as the H2 flagships.

Thus, it was quite obvious that the days of the Galaxy Note were numbered. What wasn't so clear, however, was whether we will see a Note 20 successor this year. A recent report had said that Samsung might only launch the Galaxy Note 21 Ultra and that too without the usual fanfare.

It now appears that the chaebol has finally made up its mind regarding the Note series and the decision is bound to disappoint a lot of fans. Venerated leaker Ice Universe's latest, not-so-cryptic tweet suggests that the iconic Note series has ended its run and there will be no Galaxy Note 21.

Display industry insider Ross Young has also corroborated the rumor. He suggests that the Note 20 FE might still be on the cards. The device has already been confirmed implicitly by Samsung. After all, 

Note and S series sales were apparently underwhelming in 2020 and the discontinuation of the former could help Samsung boost the sales of the Galaxy S21 series. 

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Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
  • Display 6.9 inches 3088 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 108 MP (Triple camera) 10 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ 12GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4500 mAh
  • OS Android 11 Samsung One UI


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