We have seen several conflicting reports on the future of Samsung’s Galaxy Note series over the past few months. Shortly after Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 20 series, we first saw reports of Samsung’s plans to bring the S Pen holder to its flagship of the next-generation Galaxy S series. This has led to rumors of the discontinuation of the Galaxy Note series. A recent report from the South Korean publication AjuNews further fueled these rumors and claimed to have received confirmation from a Samsung official that S Pen support was making its way to the Galaxy S21 Ultra and Galaxy Z Fold 3.
Soon after AjuNews released its report, sources familiar with Samsung’s plans said Reuters that the company had no plans to develop a new version of the Galaxy Note for 2021. Additionally, we’ve seen more credible reports supporting the report by AjuNews that the Galaxy S21 Ultra would support the S Pen. Samsung’s plans to bring S Pen support to more devices in its lineup were confirmed today, when Dr. TM Roh, Head of Mobile Communications Bussiness at Samsung Electronics, hinted that the company would. “Add a little [the Galaxy Note’s] most popular features on other devices in our range “.
However, a recent report from South Korea Yonhap News Agency claims that Samsung may bring S Pen support to more devices, the company may not be discontinuing the Galaxy Note series after all. The report quotes an unnamed Samsung Electronics official as saying the company is actually planning to release the Galaxy Note series devices next year. The report also cites the same official as saying that just because Samsung plans to add Galaxy Note features to other devices in their lineup doesn’t necessarily mean the Galaxy Note line will be discontinued.
Since Samsung hasn’t officially confirmed or denied any of these reports, we can’t be sure if anything is true. It’s also possible that both sets of reports are correct, and there may actually be a Galaxy Note lineup next year, but it could be the last.