Rumors have picked up over the past few weeks that Samsung is going to discontinue the Galaxy Note series in 2021. A highly credible source has also thrown its weight behind these whispers. At this point in time, it’s looking increasingly likely that the Galaxy Note is not on Samsung’s list for 2021.
One reason Samsung is believed to be making this decision is the declining demand for high-end phones. The pandemic has forced many customers to rethink their purchase habits. The economic recovery is certainly going to take its time even if the vaccines are able to beat back the pandemic next year.
There’s also the matter of Samsung’s high-end lineup becoming too crowded. There will be three Galaxy S21 models next year. A Galaxy S21 FE will also come at some point. Samsung will also launch at least two new foldables one of which is expected to get support for the S Pen. Even the Galaxy S21 Ultra is likely to support the S Pen.
All of these factors might push Samsung to make this decision, one that’s going to leave many fans disappointed. Our recent poll has shown that the majority of Note owners feel compelled to shift to another brand if no new Note is offered in 2021.
Could Samsung extend an olive branch in the form of a new “Fan Edition” Galaxy Note handset? It wouldn’t really cannibalize sales at the high-end and could fit well within Samsung’s lineup for 2021. Samsung has done something similar before with the Galaxy Note 10 Lite.
Now, there’s no information as yet to suggest that this could happen. If it did, would you be willing to purchase a Fan Edition variant of the Galaxy Note in 2021? Vote below and share your thoughts with us in the comments.