SAMSUNG has killed off one of its most beloved smartphone lines, according to reports.
The South Korean tech giant’s production of the expensive Galaxy Note series appears to have halted after nearly a decade.
High-end phones are loved by millions for their large screens and styluses for taking notes, but insiders say they will be discontinued in 2022.
Speaking to Korean Publications ET News, they say that the Note has been dropped from Samsung’s 2022 release plan.
The smartphone maker’s final note is that the £899 Galaxy Note 20 5G and the £1,179 Note 20 Ultra were released in August 2020.
Devices sell poorly as fans notice high-priced phones amid the uncertain Covid-19 pandemic.
The lack of a Note release this year has fueled longstanding rumors that the fan-favorite series is getting a major makeover.
According to the report, the Note will be discontinued to make room for Samsung’s newer foldable phones, the Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip.
Production capacity that would have been devoted to the Galaxy Note will instead be allocated to its other high-end devices.
Reports of Samsung sounding the death knell of the Note appeared in the Korean media in November 2020 and were later supported by Reuters.
Speaking to South Korean news agency Yonhap News, a Samsung insider later denied claims that it had bankrupted the handset giant this year.
However, it is still unclear whether the series will continue or not. Samsung remains tight-lipped about its plans.
The company is expected to release the latest product in its flagship S-series in March next year.
In total, Samsung is said to be working on three versions of the Samsung Galaxy S22, the largest of which is the S22 Ultra.
The Ultra is said to adopt a more Galaxy Note-like approach to its design and may even adopt the Note moniker around this time.
Prices are expected to range from around £700/$700 to £1,100/$1,100.
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