Samsung usually has to flagship series annually, the Galaxy S series and the Note series. However, this year, it is official that the company will not launch the Note device. The Note series is known for the S Pen. However, after the launch of the Galaxy S21 Ultra with the S Pen, there were reports that this is a signal to the end of the Galaxy Note series. Nevertheless, there have been conflicting reports regarding Samsung’s Galaxy Note series. The latest report is that the Galaxy Note series will make a return next year.
Twitter user @FrontTron said that Samsung is considering plans to relaunch the Galaxy Note series next year. The report claims that the market’s response to the Galaxy S21 Ultra with S Pen is not great. He also released a Samsung recruitment announcement to support the existence of the Galaxy Note 21.
According to previous reports from SamMobile, Samsung does not have a new Galaxy Note flagship model in 2021. However, SamsMobile acknowledges that the company did not entirely cancel the series. The new generation of Samsung Galaxy Note will arrive in 2022. Hopefully, there will be no disappointments for Galaxy Note enthusiasts.
The future of Samsung’s Galaxy Note series still remains uncertain. However, Samsung’s decision to add S Pen support to the Galaxy S series remains an issue of discussion. Furthermore, the company unveiled the Galaxy Z Fold series as its flagship in the second half of the year. This also sparked speculations that Samsung’s foldable phone series will replace the Note series. Of course, from the latest speculations, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will also support S Pen.
Apple & Samsung continue to dominate the ultra-high-end smartphone market above $900
According to the latest research report released by Strategy Analytics, a market research organization, the total global smartphone wholesale revenue in Q1 2021 will exceed $100 billion, a year-on-year increase of 37%.
Strategy Analytics pointed out that Apple (46% share) and Samsung (19% share) still maintain a clear leading position in terms of revenue. Both contributed 65% of the revenue share in the quarter. Vivo surpassed Huawei with an 8% revenue share (up from 5% in the same period last year) to occupy the third place for the first time. Oppo and Xiaomi each accounted for 7% of global smartphone revenue. Huawei only accounted for 3% of global smartphone revenue in the first quarter.
Strategy Analytics also pointed out that 25% of the global smartphone market’s revenue in this quarter came from ultra-high-end smartphones with a wholesale price of more than US$900. Apple and Samsung dominate these lucrative market segments.