Galaxy Note 20 likely to be the last of its kind as Samsung plans on shipping the Galaxy S21 Ultra with an S Pen
Rumors of Samsung's plans to ditch the Galaxy Note series of phones have been around for quite some time. Although the recent Galaxy Note 20's existence conclusively proves them wrong, there is still a possibility that Samsung might deviate from its decade-old release cycle. A new report from a South Korean news outlet hints at something similar.
Thelec.kr (via Sammobile) suggests that Samsung's upcoming 2021 flagship will come with an S Pen. Much like its predecessor, the Galaxy S21 will come in three flavors. Only the top-of-the-line Galaxy S21 Ultra is expected to get an S Pen. The report suggests that Samsung is doing this to help Galaxy Note aficionados transition to Galaxy S series phones, indicating that Samsung might not have plans for a Galaxy Note 21. An S Pen-powered Galaxy S21 Ultra should help bolster sales too.
Samsung's decision to cancel the Galaxy Note series will not sit well with fans and enthusiasts. Samsung is, after all, one of the few OEMs who sell phones with a stylus. However, this leaves Samsung with a product short in its H2 release cycle. The company will likely replace the Galaxy Note phone with an equally-specced foldable. Despite their lukewarm market reception and prohibitively high prices, it seems that foldables are the future, and they aren't going away anytime soon.