A new report from a reliable South Korean publication And news has pretty much put an end to the speculation. The report suggests that Samsung has no plans to make a new Galaxy Note, and no launch of the Galaxy Note smartphone is planned for next year. This means that the only flagship Galaxy smartphones next year would be the Galaxy S22 series and successors to Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3.
The report further claims that Samsung will also end production of the Galaxy Note 20 series by the end of 2021. This may come as a shock as it is over a year old and things are moving fast in the smartphone industry, but the Galaxy Note 20 devices are still going strong in the market. In 2021, Samsung sold approximately 3.2 million units of the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra duo. However, this may not be enough for Samsung to keep the Note lineup around as it was the large screen or phablet line that has pretty much lost its market as all smartphones have large screens these days.
So what awaits S Pen aficionados if the Galaxy Note range is indeed discontinued? No new Galaxy Note device would mean that the largest device in the Galaxy S line-up would serve as a successor, namely the upcoming Galaxy S22 Ultra. The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra would have an S Pen slot, just like the Galaxy Note devices. We also have S Pen support on the new one Galaxy Z Fold 3, but you can’t put the S Pen in the Fold, as you can with the Galaxy S21 Ultra. So maybe it’s time for us to get over our infatuation with the Galaxy Note and accept foldables as the new big thing.