For a while now, there have been rumors circulating on the net that Samsung is planning end the Galaxy Note line. This year, the talk about the company’s plans to end the release of flagships with stylus support became serious when the Galaxy Note21 series will get the stylus support. The reason behind this change is the Galaxy Z family, which includes premium devices with flexible displays. Rumor has it that the company associates its future in the class of elite smartphones with folding devices.
Rumors have also emerged that the South Korean giant will reward the Galaxy S21 Ultra with pen support to catch the small army of stylus fans out there. But the renders posted on the network indicate that the smartphone does not have a slot for storing it, and there are no prerequisites to say that the stylus will become part of the delivery kit from smartphones.
No Samsung Galaxy Note21
And today, the well-known source of leaks and part-time editor of the XDA Developers resource Max Weinbach on his Twitter page said that four flagships are planned for the release of the Galaxy S21 series and three foldable devices are in plans for 2021: Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Fold FE. Please note that there is no mention of the Galaxy Note21 line in the list of new products.
If the informant is correct, it turns out that Samsung is really ready to abandon the Galaxy Note 21 series and will do so already next year. Interestingly, the source itself indicates that the three flagships will receive a stylus next year. But at the same time, he did not specify who would become the owner of this attribute.
We would venture to suggest that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Fold FE could be two of the three devices with pen support. But who is the third, one can only guess. Questions remain about whether foldable devices can provide support for the stylus. Nevertheless, flexible panels in their current development are unlikely to withstand long-term work with a stylus, there is a risk of scratches and a quick failure of the coating.
According to another reputable leak provider, Ice Universe; there is no information that Samsung is working on the Galaxy Note21. It turns out that fans of flagships with a stylus will not get any new smartphones and the Galaxy Note 20 family will become the final member of the line.