What does Samsung have planned for the Galaxy Note range in the future? Samsung has been rumoured to be abandoning the Note series for some time, and the company did not release a Galaxy Note21 this year because to a chip shortage (though declining sales also likely played a key role). Despite a small but devoted fan base, Samsung appears to have made up its mind to discontinue the device: the Korean smartphone company is apparently planning to stop producing all Galaxy Note variants by the end of the year.
According to ET News, Samsung has not included any new Note devices in its annual smartphone list for 2022, in addition to stopping manufacture. Samsung should effectively transfer the Note experience to the Galaxy S22 Ultra, which would be the spiritual successor to the Note20 Ultra, according to the rumour. The S22 Ultra has previously been confirmed by leaked renders to have a boxy form similar to the Note series, as well as a dedicated slot for the S Pen. When the gadget is expected to ship in February next year, all of the formerly Note-exclusive software features are expected to be present.
According to the rumour, Samsung is discontinuing production of its Galaxy Note range in order to focus on its foldable devices. The change is expected to lower production costs, increase efficiency, and stabilise the Galaxy Z Fold/Flip series’ production. Samsung has reportedly set a target of 13 million foldables shipped annually by 2022, which is higher than the 12.7 million and 9.7 million Galaxy Note units shipped in 2019 and 2020, respectively.
In the second half of the year, Samsung’s flagship device has been the Galaxy Note series. With this move, the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer may be attempting to replace it with foldable handsets, which, despite their higher price tag, have been able to readily draw buyers due to their revolutionary form factor.