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.
Here’s why Samsung apps start getting One UI 6 support ahead of official release
After One UI 5.1, we started hearing a lot of news, leaks, and rumors about the upcoming One UI 6. Recently, Samsung has also started releasing One UI 6.0 support for stock apps, starting with the Calculator app.
Looking at all this, we can expect that Samsung will provide this support to more apps in the future too. But the question is, why is Samsung providing One UI 6.0 support to its stocks apps before the official release? If you are thinking that by getting their support, you will get some new features in your apps, then it is not only the reason.
Samsung One UI 6.0 support can also bring new features for apps, but the main reason for this is something else. But what? The answer is that Samsung is going to release a new One UI update in the coming weeks or months and the company aims to make its stock apps compatible with that accordingly. Once the app is supported, the app will not stop working or get crash whenever the company releases that update for the smartphone.
A recent report revealed that Samsung’s stable Android 14 update will be available in October. This is the same time frame as last year’s UI rollout, with the latest Galaxy S lineup being the first to secure it. Meanwhile, beta activity is seeing an early start if everything goes as planned by the internals.
Still, for the time being, we can consider this information as a pinch of salt as the company has not yet announced any official timeline for One UI 6.0.
Instead of Camera, Samsung should bring battery upgrade to flagships
Nowadays, smartphones are being heavily used for gaming and photography. Accordingly, phone makers are focussing more and more on upgrading the imaging capabilities and performance of chipsets. So why not, Samsung should now bring battery upgrade to Galaxy flagships.
Battery upgrade should be the next aim
The recently launched Galaxy S23 Ultra brings a high-profile 200-megapixel camera, allowing users to capture lossless shots, even when cropped. With great collaboration between hardware and software, the new Samsung flagships offer peace of mind to consumers, when it comes to battery life.
In addition to camera lovers, people prefer buying a smartphone, which offers great battery life without compromising features and power specifications. In the same way, Samsung is reportedly working, and there’s still room for improvements in flagships battery life.
The Galaxy S24 Ultra could come with a new battery technology inspired by electronic vehicles. The company is considering stacked battery technology for smartphones, which will reduce the size keeping the same mAh and enhanced lifespan.
Since the stacked battery tech could leave more gap inside the phone, Samsung might not think about increasing mAh on flagship phones. Instead, the company may use an additional vacant area for upgrading other hardware elements and better placement.
The S23 Ultra even defeated the years-old leader iPhone in terms of battery performance, thanks to the “Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy” processor. Exynos 2400 is reportedly coming to the S24 series in certain markets, which re-creates concern about the phone’s battery life and performance.
That said, Samsung should focus on increasing premium Galaxy phones’ battery life so users can use them longer with a single charge. 45W fast charging is doing quite well, just improvements to battery life would prove as cherry on the cake.
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Poll Results: May 12, 2023
We ran a poll that received 106 votes from our readers’ community. Among all, about 70 percent of readers voted in favor of a battery upgrade instead of the camera, while 23.6 percent want both upgrades together. Meanwhile, 6.6 percent of voters still want Samsung to focus on flagship camera upgrade.
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Samsung 4+5 strategy meets today’s demands of consumers
Tech industry is currently facing a global downturn, forcing companies to shut down businesses in hopeless markets. Promotion no longer remains the only way to sell more smartphones as consumers start comparing products on different aspects; reliability, security and software support.
Samsung, unquestionably meets the demands of consumers, thanks to its 4+5 strategy, ensuring longer Android OS and security updates support. The company is the biggest Android seller in the world, and of course leads the market too, beating rivals like Apple.
Since the Samsung 4+5 strategy still lags behind Apple, when it comes to software support, it is record-breaking in the Android segment. As vendors stop including pre-built charging adapters to reduce e-waste, the EU also mandated longer software support so consumers can keep using a phone longer.
“At Samsung, you get not 1, not 2, not 3, but 4 times Android OS updates. And 5 years is a long time, so your palm-sized pal will be in good hands with new regular security patches.”
Software updates play a key role in continuing great smartphone experiences, as well as the releases come with new features and optimization. Android is open source and gets packed with numerous flaws, Google patches them through security releases every month.
Accordingly, Samsung rolls out monthly patches to a large number of Galaxy devices, which ensures the most reliable system and user data protection. Android OS usually gets a new version in the second half of every year, bringing new useful features and life-saving tools to consumers.
Samsung, with its amazing One UI, dominated the Android market. The custom skin is neat, clean, and intuitive, ensuring smoother and more stunning experiences on Galaxy smartphones and tablets. Google introduces 1 each year, but Samsung utilizes it thrice (x.0/x.1/x.1.1), cool enough?
Until the second half of 2020, Samsung supplied two OS updates to all Galaxy devices. Later, the company raised the bar of software and reached up to 3, matching the Android maker. With the S22 launch, the Korean tech giant promised to bring up to 4 OS and 5 years of patches to select Galaxy models.