Samsung announced its first-ever Note device at IFA Berlin in 2011. The company offers a unique and special add-on with these devices that is S-Pen. This little stylus makes the Note devices stand out from any other smartphone.
After the launch, the Galaxy Note smartphones have gained popularity among the users and became the first-ever commercially successful phones with large screens that can be a substitute for the tablets along with an advanced stylus that comes inside the device itself.
The Korean tech giant had found these phablets very successful, the Galaxy Note devices accounted for over 50 million sales between September 2011 and October 2013. After these fabulous results, the company decided to take the Note line up further.
From the first-ever Note smartphone, Samsung currently has 14 Galaxy Notes in the list. Among them, the latest is the Galaxy Note 20 that the company announced recently. The Galaxy Note 20 series is packed with all the essential and premium features with the power of the S-Pen. The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has become popular since its launch and was the highest-selling 5G device in the month of September 2020.
And now the reports are coming that after nine successful years, Samsung may put an end to its Note flagship. This means we might not be able to see the successor of the Galaxy Note 20 series. Instead, the company is planning to give this unique S-Pen feature to the upcoming S and Fold smartphones. If this information is correct, then this is a very disappointing move from Samsung and as a Note lover, I don’t want to see such changes and so the others.
By implementing this revolutionary change of merging the Note line with the S-series devices, Samsung likely to make its Note users disappointed. The Note devices have their own fan base and the company should not mess with it. It is still now known that why Samsung is taking such a step and there’s surely a genuine reason behind this change.
As a fan of Galaxy Note devices, I have expected many new and exciting changes in the upcoming Note lineup but at the same time, the sign for killing the Note series have already emerged and now it would be weird that the next Note device may not appear on the launch stage.
Although, there will be more devices in the future that will come with S-Pen features including Galaxy S21 and the Galaxy Z Fold 2 but the Note has a different vibe.
This decision could impact in a negative way for Samsung, the Note customers may shift to other devices, which may also affect Samsung’s sales volume. As the customers expect different features from both the Galaxy S and Note series devices and merging these two will not give any option to the customers and not everyone is ready to use the expensive fold phones.
As of now, the users can decide between these two lines of smartphones as what they want- an S-Pen feature with a large screen or a compact lightweight design that can be only possible with Galaxy Note devices. But next year, we might not be able to get such options.
Still, Samsung has not announced any official statement on this matter but we’ll keep you posted with the latest updates.
So, what do you think about this decision, if Samsung really moves to kill the Galaxy Note series Samsung as a Galaxy user? Let us know in the comments below.