In any regular yr there could be little doubt that we’d see a brand new Samsung Galaxy Be aware mannequin. In any case, the Be aware vary is Samsung’s second highest profile after the Galaxy S, and a giant vendor for the corporate. But there’s important doubt over whether or not there’ll truly be a Samsung Galaxy Note 21.
With the cellphone – if it arrives in any respect – most likely not touchdown till August 2021, it’s approach too early to say with any certainty whether or not there can be a Samsung Galaxy Be aware 21, however under we’ll have a look at the the explanation why there may not be, and the proof that this might be the top of the road for the Be aware vary.
We have included the 5 primary causes that the Galaxy Be aware 21 may not occur, and mixed they make the cellphone look a bit unlikely – however there’s nonetheless some hope for it.
1. There’s little distinction between the Galaxy Be aware and the Galaxy S
There was a time when the Samsung Galaxy Be aware vary stood distinct from the Galaxy S vary. The telephones within the Be aware vary had been larger, typically described as ‘phablets’, making them arguably extra versatile and productiveness targeted than Samsung’s extra mainstream Galaxy S vary.
Additional pushing that angle was the presence of the S Pen stylus, permitting customers to sketch and take notes as if with a pen and paper.
Now although, whereas the S Pen stays a distinction, the scale doesn’t. The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is precisely the identical measurement because the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, and the specs are very comparable too. The Be aware has a squarer design, however that’s hardly motive sufficient for it to exist.
Equally, the essential Galaxy Note 20 has the identical measurement display because the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus. Admittedly, there’s barely extra distinction right here, with the Be aware 20 being a touch decrease finish cellphone with a price ticket extra consistent with the bottom S20, however nonetheless, the variations apart from the S Pen aren’t that important.
2. Samsung has new premium cellphone ranges
What number of premium telephones ranges can one firm help or justify? We don’t know, however that may be a query Samsung is asking itself, as lately it has launched the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip ranges.
These are foldable telephones and are arguably non secular successors to what the Be aware vary was previously, as they’re massive and versatile.
They’re additionally very completely different to each the Galaxy S and Galaxy Be aware ranges, and within the case of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, have an analogous value to the highest fashions in these strains, making them primarily rivals.
We’d guess Samsung doesn’t need too many various fashions competing for a similar market, so for all these causes it may make sense to drop the Be aware vary and concentrate on foldables.
3. The S Pen would possibly transfer to different fashions
We famous above that the primary factor the Samsung Galaxy Be aware vary nonetheless has over the Galaxy S vary is the S Pen stylus, however Samsung may simply begin supporting that on different telephones, and there’s proof that it’s going to.
We heard rumors that Samsung would add the S Pen to the S range all the way in which again in 2019, and have since heard that particularly the Samsung Galaxy S21 Extremely and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 might support the S Pen.
That mentioned, they’re each positive to be costlier than the usual Samsung Galaxy Be aware 21 could be, and within the case of the S21 Extremely there might not even be a slot for the stylus, so there may nonetheless be an viewers for the Be aware.
4. There’s no proof that the Be aware 21 is within the works
We wouldn’t essentially anticipate to have heard rumors of the Samsung Galaxy Be aware 21 but, however the nearly full absence of them – apart from ones that recommend it may not be coming – is notable.
The truth is, one leaker has gone as far as the emphasize that there’s apparently at present no information on the Samsung Galaxy Note 21.
As famous above, the Samsung Galaxy Be aware 21 vary most likely wouldn’t land till round August 2021 anyway, so there’s loads of time for rumors to roll in, however telephones as excessive profile as this do are likely to get leaked very early.
5. Samsung itself might have mentioned the vary is useless
Maybe most damning of all is a declare that apparently got here from a “Samsung Group official”, who supposedly said the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Samsung Galaxy S21 Extremely will each help the S Pen, and because of this the Samsung Galaxy Be aware collection can be discontinued.
Nonetheless, it’s nonetheless value taking this with a pinch of salt, as this declare has been made through Ajou News (a South Korean information website) moderately than being any form of official announcement from Samsung.
It’s additionally barely unclear whether or not they imply the Samsung Galaxy Be aware 20 is the ultimate Be aware mannequin, or whether or not the vary will merely start to be phased out – which may nonetheless depart room for a Samsung Galaxy Be aware 21.