Samsung has reportedly discontinued its marquee Galaxy Note lineup permanently. The latest development comes from South Korea’s ETNews publication. The company didn’t launch the Galaxy Note series this year due to a global semiconductor shortage, however, it clarified that it won’t axe the Galaxy Note series and it will be back next year.
Now, the report by ETNews adds that Samsung is expected to integrate the design and core features of the Note lineup in to the next-generation Galaxy S flagships, especially the Ultra variant.
Samsung Galaxy Note lineup is now a thing of the past
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 debuted in August last year and if the latest report is anything to go by, then it will be the last Galaxy Note device launched by the brand. ETNews reports that the South Korean brand will stop the production of the Galaxy Note lineup at the end of this year and there is no successor of the Note 20 scheduled for next year.
As per statistics, Samsung sold around 3.2 million units of the Galaxy Note 20 duo this year. The South Korean brand also shipped 12.7 million and 9.7 million units of Note 10 and Note 20 series in 2019 and 2020 respectively. The report states that Samsung is aiming to target 13 million shipments of its Galaxy Z foldable smartphones next year, which exceeds the Galaxy Note units. Thus it makes more sense for the company to replace the Galaxy Note lineup with the Galaxy Z foldable series.
The report also adds that the next-generation flagship Galaxy S22 Ultra model could succeed the Galaxy Note 20. The S22 Ultra is also tipped to come with an S-Pen slot that was missing on its predecessor. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 released this year also comes with stylus support but without a storage slot. We can expect the Galaxy Note lineup’s legacy to be carried on by the Galaxy S and Galaxy Z series flagships from Samsung.