Samsung Galaxy Note 21 might not launch but the series is not dead, claims analyst
There have been rumours that with Samsung introducing S Pen support in Galaxy S21 Ultra, it might be killing the long line of popular Galaxy Note series this year. Critics claimed this was bound to happen as both the Galaxy S series and Note series used the same processor and specs with minor differences and the latter supporting S Pen. So, moving S Pen supporting to Galaxy S series and killing the similar-spec Galaxy Note model was only logical. Samsung has even confirmed that S Pen support will be coming to some foldable phones too, cementing the speculation of killing the Note series. However, there's no confirmation yet. But this time, mobile display analyst Ross Young has also claimed the same, talking more about the future of Note lineup.
As tweeted by Ross, there won't be any Galaxy Note 21 this year. But that doesn't mean the series will be dead anytime soon. He states that instead of launching the Galaxy Note 21, Samsung may press down on the importance of the series by updating it with a less powerful ‘Galaxy Note 20 FE'.
1) We now see Oppo and Xiaomi each launching a flagship using a Samsung LTPO panel in 1H'21.— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) January 21, 2021
2) Although now there is no Note 21 coming, we may see a Note 20 FE...
3) The lack of a Note 21 series means the S21 series will sell at higher volumes for longer and could outsell S10..
For those unaware, Samsung last year introduced the Galaxy S20 FE, a smartphone that was appreciated by critics across the web for the specs is to price ratio. It came with some premium features like triple rear cameras, AMOLED 120Hz refresh rate screen and Exynos 990 chipset, priced at ₹49,999. However, it is less powerful than the Galaxy S20 or S20+.
So, with Galaxy Note 20 FE, we might see a less powerful handset than the Galaxy S21 models. This is also likely to place the Galaxy Note series below the Galaxy S series in terms of power and features.
In the same tweet, Ross adds that the lack of Note 21 models will let Samsung keep its Galaxy S21 models in the shelves for longer time.