2021 marks an important year for the Galaxy Note line, but not in a good way. Rather, it was the beginning of the end as Samsung prioritized its foldable devices over the Galaxy Note line.
And now, the death of the Note series seems to have been determined, as Samsung is said to have no plans for the Galaxy Note 2022 and is also planning to end production of the Galaxy Note 20.
ET News reports that Samsung has pretty much confirmed the end of the Galaxy Note series through two actions. Firstly, Samsung doesn’t seem to have plans for a Galaxy Note device in its 2022 roadmap. It’s likely that the only flagship Galaxy series smartphones launching next year will be the Galaxy S22 series and the new foldable models.
What’s more, Samsung is also likely to end production of the Galaxy Note 20 series entirely by the end of 2021. For now, production of the Galaxy Note 20 has continued as the device is still on sale. In 2021, the product line is reported to have sold around 3.2 million devices, about a third of the Note series devices sold in 2020.
Of course, at this point, we already know that the Galaxy S22 Ultra will act as the “spiritual successor” to the Galaxy Note series, with the device adopting a design that is almost identical to the Note 20 series as well. like using the same built-in stylus. The Galaxy Fold line also inherits the S Pen, but still lacks a suitable place to store it.
The main reason behind Samsung’s decision to discontinue the Galaxy Note series is said to be the expansion of foldable smartphone production. Previously, Samsung shipped 12.7 million Galaxy Note series devices in 2019 and 9.7 million in 2020. Samsung’s annual shipment target for next year’s Galaxy Z series is 13 million units, surpassing even that. Galaxy Note. The next flagship smartphone series Galaxy S22 is expected to be released and sold in February next year. The next model of the Galaxy Z series is expected to begin mass production in the third quarter.