Samsung Galaxy S20 series seems to be quietly discontinued


Galaxy S20

It’s natural to see some smartphone makers discontinuing old smartphone models when a sequel reaches the market. Of course, this isn’t the case for every company. When a device is successful, it tends to be kept in the market for a long time until the sales decrease exponentially, or when users “accept” the newer model. Apple is known for keeping old smartphones in the market for a long time. In fact, the brand tends to decrease the price of the old models. Therefore users can still pick it if they don’t have enough money to buy the latest offering. Samsung never was known for fastly discontinuing old models, but this is happening this year. All of sudden, you can no longer purchase any model of the original Galaxy S20 series from Samsung’s official website.

A couple of days ago, Samsung introduced its latest flagship models in the form of Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra. Now, it seems to be quietly discontinuing the respective predecessors of these devices. If you head to Samsung’s official website now, the only Galaxy S20 phone you can purchase is the Galaxy S20 FE. This isn’t a surprise, after all, the Fan Edition is relatively new as it debuted three months ago. When it comes to the vanilla S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra, they are listed as out of stock. The phones aren’t available in the Indian, UK, and Chinese websites.

Galaxy S20

Galaxy S20 series will only be available across third-party sellers

This certainly will disappoint some users. After all, some users were expecting the last year’s device to reach a new price point. With a new affordable price tag and solid specs, the devices would certainly be worth contenders even in 2021. However, there’s no help for users wanting to make an entrance in the Galaxy S series without paying the expensive price of the S21 series. Of course, the devices may still be available across third-party retailers. However, the company probably will not be filling stocks for a long time.

Despite the end of sales for the S20 series, the devices will still get software support for a long time. If you have a Galaxy S20 unit laying around, don’t worry. Samsung promised at least three major Android updates. Rumors have been suggesting that the Galaxy S20 never hit the company’s expectations. So, it’s natural to see the Korean firm wanting all the highlights in the brand new Galaxy S21 family.

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8 Comments

  1. Stephen Phelan
    January 19, 2021

    I have heard that there has been a price drop this year and a removal of the SD card functionality. Perhaps they don't want the old device to outshine the new price wise and take away from new device sales. Every company like to brag about devices sold.

  2. Rosie Martinez
    January 19, 2021

    I bought this phone s20 worse phone ever. it stop working took good care of it and 6 months later started to have trouble !!

  3. Stephen
    January 19, 2021

    Not surprising. I tried out an S20+ thinking that okay, Samsung have had enough attempts now to make a decent phone, they won't have messed this one up. Oh dear. The thing was overheating when I was merely texting on WhatsApp. No games, no video, no streaming – just text. Still, at least they won't be doubling down in their awful attempt at making a CPU this ti……oh.
    Still, time to rejoice and buy the brand new incremental upgrade! You know you need it!

  4. Earthy x
    January 20, 2021

    I think that's messed up. They know a lot of people would rather get the s20 than the s21 so they're going to just stop selling them. So shady.

  5. Kajogbola Faatih
    January 20, 2021

    What a fucking joke! They did this because they knew a lot of people would still prefer the S20 series over their "new" S21 series which has 4gb less RAM than their predecessors, no SD Card slots, flat screens and the regular S21 even has a plastic back panel. The only one worth it is the S21 Ultra imo. I plan to buy an S20 next month and that'll most likely be my last Samsung device.

  6. Ben Stroud
    January 20, 2021

    If that is the case then they wouldn't be advertising the new Samsung Galaxy s21 so no this article is invalid matter of fact my salesman at my Verizon store told me that the note series is being discontinued but not the Galaxy series the Galaxy s22 is going to be the first Samsung Galaxy phone to have the s pen included with it and it will also be the first Samsung Galaxy phone that will not come with a charger or headphones so again this article is invalid and it's fake news

    • January 21, 2021

      Galaxy S20 series means the last year’s smartphones, not the whole Galaxy S series.

  7. Stephen
    February 8, 2021

    What's with all your downvotes? Samsung fanbois they really hate the truth, don't they 😂