Samsung reportedly cancels Galaxy Note series

The Samsung Galaxy Note series has reportedly been killed by the South Korean tech giant. It was previously speculated that the Galaxy Note series would launch a new model in 2022, but according to the report, that may not happen. Samsung may integrate the functionality of the Galaxy Note series with the upcoming flagship smartphones of the Galaxy S or Galaxy Z series. Galaxy S21 Ultra and Galaxy Z Fold 3 already get the S Pen as an accessory. Samsung produced about 3.2 million units of the Galaxy Note 20 this year. The original Galaxy Note was released in 2011 with a 5.3-inch display.

According to a report from Etnews, Samsung will not renew the Galaxy Note series, contrary to an earlier report that said the company had plans to relaunch the flagship series in 2022. However, the new report suggests that Samsung may integrate the S. Pen stylus to the top variant — Ultra — of the upcoming Galaxy S22 series. The Galaxy S22 Ultra is also said to have a dedicated slot for the S Pen stylus, unlike its predecessor – Galaxy S21 Ultra (review) – which only had support for the stylus, but no dedicated slot.

As mentioned before, Samsung started bringing the Galaxy Note experience to its users through the Galaxy S21 Ultra and the Galaxy Z Fold 3 (review) by adding support for the S Pen stylus. The report suggests that the Galaxy Note series has been excluded from the annual smartphone production plan in 2022.

The report also notes that the decision to stop production of the Galaxy Note series may have been partly caused by the decision to increase production of Samsung’s foldable smartphones. Samsung shipped nearly 12.7 million units of the Galaxy Note series in 2019, 9.7 million units in 2020 and 3.2 million units in 2021. The report states that Samsung aims to launch the Galaxy Z by 2022. foldable series to nearly 13 million units, more than that of the Galaxy Note series.

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