By the end of the year, Samsung Electronics will complete the production of Galaxy Note series smartphones. According to the South Korean edition ET News, the release of the corresponding models is no longer envisaged in the company’s plans for 2022. It is expected that copies available in stores will be withdrawn from sale by next year.
This year Samsung Electronics released about 3.2 million Galaxy Note 20, presented a year earlier. By providing S Pen stylus support for the Galaxy S21 Ultra and Galaxy Z Fold 3, the company has integrated the series’ most important “competency” into the other line-ups for maximum painless replacement.
From next year, Galaxy Note smartphones will no longer be on sale. Instead, the concept of the previous Note variants will mostly correspond to the Ultra version of the Galaxy S series. It is known that the model with the tentative name Galaxy S22 Ultra will be presented early next year, and it will largely copy the design and basic functions of the Galaxy Note smartphones.
The main reason for the discontinuation of the Galaxy Note series is the increased production of smartphones with flexible displays. The abandonment of previous options will help avoid internal competition between models and focus on the release of new generation smartphones. Samsung shipped 12.7 million Galaxy Note in 2019 and 9.7 million in 2020.
The company intends to sell 13 million foldable Galaxy Z-series smartphones next year. The flagships of the Galaxy S22 series are known to start shipping after the Unpacked event, which will be held in February next year, and the Galaxy Z series will be updated in the third quarter.