It has already become clear that Samsung will not release the Galaxy Note 21 flagship smartphone this year. And in the next, it is unlikely. Taking into account the data of the patent offices of South Korea, it is possible that the Note series by Samsung will disappear forever.
Samsung recently renewed multiple trademark rights in South Korea, according to GalaxyClub. We are talking about Galaxy S, Galaxy Z, Galaxy M and Galaxy A. But the Galaxy Note series is no longer mentioned. Judging by the absence from the list, it is likely that the company does not intend to use the Galaxy Note trademark for new smartphones anymore, and the Galaxy Note 20 will become the last representative of the famous series.
This year, Samsung decided to focus on launching the foldable Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 instead of releasing the next Note. Judging by the activity with which Samsung has recently been promoting foldable models, it is likely that the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 will appear next year. Of course, the traditional flagship Galaxy S22 will also be released.
In addition, Samsung has expanded the support for the S Pen stylus. Previously, it could only be used with flagship Note series smartphones, now the Galaxy S21 Ultra and the Galaxy Z Fold 3 also have digital pen support.
However, Samsung has yet to announce that it will discontinue the Note series. The fact that smartphones of the series will no longer appear on the market is very likely, but the information on trademarks is so far only true for South Korea and later on there may be a lot of unknown reasons why Note was not included in the list. Of course, Samsung, like other companies, often reserves trademark rights that are never used later. But even the fact that the right to a trademark has not been confirmed does not mean anything. It is possible that by August next year the company will change its mind and complete the necessary formalities.