Samsung Could Discontinue Galaxy Note Phones

Samsung Galaxy Note Phones

South Korean tech giant Samsung may discontinue its premium Galaxy Note phone next year, according to a new report. The move would reflect the sharp drop in demand for high-end smartphones due to the coronavirus pandemic.

At present, Samsung does not have plans to develop a new version of the Galaxy Note for 2021, according to rumours. Instead, the Galaxy S series’ top model, the S21, will have a stylus and the next version of Samsung’s foldable phone will be compatible with a stylus, which will be sold separately.

Company development efforts that normally would have been directed to the Note would now be allegedly channelled into its foldable phone range.

Samsung is yet to make any official announcement on this.

According to analysts, sales of Samsung’s Note series are expected to fall by a fifth to 8 million this year while sales of the S series are likely to drop by 5 million to less than 30 million.

The Galaxy Note 20 was launched in the United States this year with a $999 (roughly Rs. 73,400) price tag, on par with the Galaxy S20 while the iPhone 12 starts at $799 (roughly Rs. 58,700).