Samsung Galaxy Note Range Officially Dead: What Happens Now

Despite some reports to the contrary, we’d have wagered money on the Samsung Galaxy Note range being discontinued for good, and it’s looking increasingly like we were right, as according to reports, Samsung’s 2022 smartphone production plan does not include the range.

According to reports from South Korean site ETNews, there will not be a Samsung Galaxy Note 22. Samsung will also cease manufacturing Galaxy Note 20 range phones at the end of the year, implying it may soon be difficult to locate any Note models in stores, other than pre-owned ones.

Samsung’s main reason for ditching the Note range, according to the source, is that it is now concentrating on folding phones, such as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4, which are expected to arrive around when a new Note device may have done. This might be a good idea since Samsung reportedly sold 9.7 million Note handsets in 2020, down from 12.7 million in 2019.

According to a report from IHS Markit, Samsung is aiming for 13 million foldable phone sales by 2022. It appears that foldable phones are becoming a significant business, while the Galaxy Note series was losing favor.

The Note lineup is certainly dead in name, but it isn’t dead in nature.

We’ve seen a few rumors that suggest the Galaxy Note will be released in 2022, but we’d be surprised if there was a new Note next year – or even at all. But, again, it’s hard to tell because the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra appears to be more Note than not.

In reality, it will be a Galaxy Note phone in all but name, with a similar square design and an S Pen slot. So the Galaxy Note series is probably over, but not necessarily.