It was all speculations, rumours, and unverified reports about the end of the Samsung Note series last year. Tracing back to November, Ice Universe’s tweet had already foreseen it and even gave an unusual clue.
Ice Universe’s tweet read- “An unusual clue: There is currently no information on the development of the Note21 series.”
An unusual clue: There is currently no information on the development of the Note21 series. pic.twitter.com/RBzzwsg8Cg
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) November 15, 2020
In December last year, three other sources who concealed their identities further leaked that Samsung had no plans for the Note series for 2021. Instead, the sources reported that Samsung worked on the Foldable version and even incorporated some of the Note features into the S series. One of the sources announced that S21 would have the stylus pen, and the foldable series Samsung is working on would also incorporate the stylus pen features, only that it would be purchased differently.
Fast forward to 2021, the prophecies, speculations, and rumours seem to come to pass. Samsung’s CEO, Dong Jin-Ko, officially confirmed the same speculations. Speaking during the 52nd annual shareholders meeting, the CEO announced that Samsung will not be releasing any note series in 2021.
He further related that with shortages of chips, saying, “The disparity between the supply of parts and demand in the information technology (IT) side is severe.” “We are checking the parts supply problem every morning. It is difficult to say that it is 100% resolved. It is a bit of a problem in the second quarter. We will report as a result so that there is no business disruption.”
Dong Jin-Ko further stated that the Note series will still be part of Samsung’s lineup, promising that 2022 will see a release of Note 22.
— Abhishek Yadav (@yabhishekhd) March 17, 2021
He stated- “Galaxy Note is an important category to us that has been continuously loved by consumers for the past 10 years in the global market. The S pen user experience is an area that Samsung has worked harder on than anybody else. Their launch timing may be different but, we will make sure we don’t let Galaxy Note consumers down.”
Incorporating the Galaxy Note features like the S-pen to the S-series and the Foldable series may have hit the last nail to the Note’s lineup coffin after the previous nail was already hit by its poor sales. It might seem like the end of the Galaxy Note series, but that’s not what the CEO wants to entertain at the moment.