While Samsung Electronics’ new product ‘Galaxy Note 20’ is showing signs of success, there is a story that the Galaxy Note series may disappear from next year.
Samsung Electronics’ reaction to this theory is that “there is nothing fixed”, but the story that the Galaxy S series and the Fold series can be equipped with the Note’s ‘S Pen’ is being expanded and reproduced.
Sam Mobile, a Korean media blog specializing in IT , reported on the 24th that Samsung Electronics is expected to mount the S Pen on the top model of the ‘Galaxy S21′ series, which is scheduled to be released in the first half of next year. This is the first time that the S Pen will be on the Galaxy S series range of phones. The biggest difference between Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy S and Note has been the presence or absence of the S Pen.
There is also a story that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 with the S Pen will be released in the second half of next year. Samsung Electronics has been constantly researching the application of the S Pen to the fold. Last year, Ko Dong-jin, head of the IM division of Samsung Electronics , said, “The goal is to apply the S Pen to the fold within 2-3 years.”
In the smartphone industry, there is a possibility that Samsung Electronics will put the S Pen in the Galaxy S series and Fold, and discontinue the Galaxy Note. This is because marketability overlaps.
Some analysts say that Samsung Electronics will not be able to easily throw away the Galaxy Note. Because of the sales volume.
Samsung Electronics has released the Galaxy S series in the first half of each year and the Galaxy Note in the second half of each year. In addition, the Galaxy Z Fold was released in the second half of last year.
The Galaxy Note sold about 10 million units in its first year. On the other hand, it is reported that about 500,000 units of the Galaxy Fold were sold last year. If they stop the Galaxy Note in the second half of the year and release only foldable phones, Samsung will lose in terms of total sales.
An industry insider said, “When foldable phones become popular, there are many views that the strategy of integrating the Galaxy S series and the Note series and dualizing them into premium smartphones and foldable phones is more efficient.”