Leaker Ice Universe backtracks and claims new evidence of Galaxy Note 22 in supply chain
Samsung’s Galaxy Note line has been the subject of a lot of speculation over the past 18 months. Rumors that Samsung was giving the popular device a miss for 2021 at first seemed unbelievable, however Samsung did the unthinkable and dropped it -- the reason, it claimed at the time, was the global semiconductor shortage. In the end, that rationale seemed to make sense as Samsung was due to launch it in the same window as its recently launched Galaxy Z Fold3 and Galaxy Z Flip3 that would have put pressure on its access to enough components.
However, questions have lingered as to whether it would return in 2022, particularly as Samsung added S-Pen support to the Galaxy Z Fold3, a first for the flagship line. Then, only a few days ago, well-known and often reliable leaker Ice Universe intimated that the Galaxy Note line could be dead because Samsung had apparently failed to renew the Galaxy Note trademark. However, this was quickly shot down by another well-known tipster Front Tron who pointed out that the Galaxy Note trademark did not need to be renewed at this time as it remains current through to 2023.
Now Ice Universe has rekindled hopes of Galaxy Note fans by tweeting that evidence of the next-generation Galaxy Note (presumably to be called the Note 22) has surfaced in the supply chain. That Samsung would be prepping for a Note 22 launch this far out is entirely plausible, but no evidence for the claim has been provided. With Samsung’s smartphone profits in decline, it wouldn’t make sense for Samsung to kill off one of its most popular flagship models -- even with the apparently successful launch of its latest foldables.
Ice Universe via Twitter