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Robust Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra sales justify the decision to axe the cherished Galaxy Note series

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra replaced the stagnating Galaxy Note line. (Image source: Samsung - edited)
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra replaced the stagnating Galaxy Note line. (Image source: Samsung - edited)
Estimated sales figures for the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra seem to have justified the company’s controversial decision to axe the beloved Galaxy Note line. Fans were shocked to learn that the Galaxy Note 20 was the final hurrah for the series as Samsung integrated Note features like the S Pen into its Galaxy S line.

It seems there is absolutely no chance for a Galaxy Note resurrection, going by estimated sales figures for the S22 Ultra and comments made by Samsung Electronics president TM Roh. According to a post made by Ice universe on the Chinese social media site Weibo, Samsung has managed to shift a very impressive 10.9 million units of the Galaxy S22 Ultra. Considering a brand-new S22 Ultra currently costs US$1,199.99-US$1,299.99, depending on the carrier, on the official Samsung USA site then that easily equates to billions of dollars of sales even when accounting for regional market price variances.

This massive Galaxy S22 Ultra sales figure also holds up very well against sales numbers for the individual Galaxy Note devices. For instance, the Galaxy Note 8 was also a smash hit, with 10.3 million sales. But looking at the ensuing supposed sales data shows a disturbing downward trend for the Galaxy Note line: Galaxy Note 9: 9.6 million units; Galaxy Note 10 series: 9.5 million units; Galaxy Note20 series: 7.5 million units. Despite the clear adoration among Samsung fans for the Galaxy Note line, sales were slipping and a refresh was required.

If that wasn’t enough evidence to indicate the zero chance of a return for the Galaxy Note, TM Roh has made a comment that should quash any lingering hopes. Ice universe has tweeted this statement from the executive: “Starting from this year, Galaxy Note will appear in the form of S Ultra every year.” In other words, the Galaxy S Ultra series will continue to sport the best features of the Note without the latter making any kind of surprise appearance along the way, not even in alternating years.

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Galaxy S22 Ultra and Galaxy Note sales. (Image source: Weibo - machine translated)
Galaxy S22 Ultra and Galaxy Note sales. (Image source: Weibo - machine translated)

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Ice universe (Weibo - in Chinese) & @UniverseIce & Samsung USA

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Daniel R Deakin, 2022-07- 1 (Update: 2022-07- 1)