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TL;DR
  • Reuters has reported that Samsung has no plans to develop a new Galaxy Note.
  • It’s believed Samsung will focus its efforts on foldable phones instead.

Several publications and tipsters claimed earlier this year that Samsung could be dropping the Galaxy Note range in 2021 in favor of the Galaxy Z Fold series. Now, yet another report has alleged that the phablet range could be ditched next year.

Reuters claims that Samsung doesn’t have plans to develop a new Galaxy Note in 2021, citing three sources with knowledge of the matter. The sources also echo previous claims that Samsung is bringing the Galaxy Note’s S-Pen to the Galaxy S21 range and an upcoming Galaxy foldable (presumably the Galaxy Z Fold 3). A source added that the foldable’s S-Pen will be sold separately.

One of the newswire’s sources also alleged that Samsung’s “development efforts” that would’ve been devoted to the Galaxy Note range will now be focused on its foldable phones. This would be a sensible move by Samsung, as it means the full brunt of its vast resources would be focused on making its foldables a success.

This clearly isn’t the first time we’ve heard that the Galaxy Note line won’t make an appearance in 2021, but Reuters is perhaps the most authoritative outlet to report this claim. So it’s looking increasingly likely that unless Samsung’s latest foldables flop, we won’t be seeing the Note family next year.

The news also comes after the Korean manufacturer revealed that it’s working on a “slimmer and lighter” foldable (ostensibly the Galaxy Z Fold 3). So it looks like Samsung might be going almost all-in on the product category in 2021.

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