Samsung might have quietly discontinued the Galaxy S20 series smartphones now
For most smartphone makers, new smartphone models do not mean the discontinuation of older models. Many customers prefer buying older smartphones when new ones launch given the former now sport a cheaper price tag. However, it seems like Samsung doesn’t quite endorse that.
The company just launched its new Galaxy S21 series and one would expect that the Galaxy S20 series would also be available for interested buyers. But you can no longer buy any model of the Galaxy S20 series from Samsung’s official website.
According to a Gizmochina report, if you visit Samsung’s official website right now, the only Galaxy S20 smartphone you can buy is the Galaxy S20 FE (which also just got an update to improve touch screen stability).
The Galaxy S20 FE was announced after the other Galaxy S20 devices, just about three months ago, so it is not surprising that this model is available.
Both the Galaxy S20 Plus and the Galaxy S20 Ultra are listed as ‘out of stock’ on the official Samsung website both in India as well as globally. The smartphones are also not available in China or the UK.
This is possibly Samsung's way of trying to get new users to buy the new Galaxy S21 devices instead of opting for older models, unless they decide to restock some time soon.
So if you were looking to bag a good deal on the older flagship devices, you will have to hope that third-party sellers have some stock left for these. You might also be able to get your hands on some refurbished devices.