When it comes to the flagship offerings, Samsung currently has it nicely divided into the Galaxy S series, Galaxy Note series, and the newly joined foldable phones. The key difference between the Galaxy S and Note lineup is the addition of S-Pen in the latter since it focusses more on the productivity side. Well, it looks like Samsung is trying to refresh its flagship offerings significantly for the year 2021. According to some early reports, the chaebol is planning to ditch the Galaxy Note series altogether.
Samsung might bid adieu to the Galaxy Note series in 2021!
This report comes courtesy of SamMobile. According to the report, Samsung is planning to ditch the Galaxy Note series next year. As a result, we will see the S-Pen making its way to the next-gen Galaxy S21 smartphone. This means that the Galaxy S series will finally support the S-Pen. The report further adds that the S-Pen will only come to the high-end version of Galaxy S21, which should be called Galaxy S21 Ultra. If Samsung doesn’t change its naming convention, then we should see three devices namely Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra.
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With Galaxy Note series out of the picture, Samsung would only have two flagship lineup to focus on – Galaxy S series and foldable devices. We might see the South Korean company bringing the S-Pen support to the foldable which makes a lot more sense. This new move will also give potential buyers a little extra if they buy a foldable phone. With that said, it’s hard to directly compare the long iconic Galaxy Note series and the newly joined foldable devices.
While foldable smartphones are the next big thing, the demand for the same is still on the lower side if we compare it to Note and S lineup. For those who’re unaware, Samsung ships around 10 million units of its Galaxy Note devices every year. The same is definitely not the case with the foldable devices that use Ultra-Thin Glass. According to Samsung, it currently has a capacity of manufacturing 600,000 UTG panels. The smartphone maker is planning to bump these numbers to 1 million panels by the end of this year. Even if that happens, the figures would not be close to the Note lineup.
With that said, it would be interesting to see whether the brand ditches its popular Galaxy Note lineup or not.