Samsung may likely end its premium Galaxy Note phone in 2021, Smartphones pundits and analysts revealed.
This they said will be a move “that would reflect the sharp drop in demand for high-end smartphones due to the coronavirus pandemic”
The Galaxy Note, known for its large screen and a stylus for note-taking, is one of two Samsung premium phone series, the other being the more compact Galaxy S which draws in consumers with its state-of-the-art parts.
The above predictions was due to the fact that currently in the South Korean tech giant does not have plans to develop a new version of the Galaxy Note for 2021, by reliable sources.
A source maintained that, 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.
Another source said company development efforts that usually would have been directed to the Note, now, channelled into its cheapest phone standard.
A Notable analyst, Tom Kang, at research firm Counterpoint, said sales of Samsung’s Note series are expected to fall by a fifth to 8 million this year while sales of the S series may drop by 5 million to less than 30 million.
He added, “Premium demand has decreased this year and many people are not looking for new products.”
Samsung 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 whereas, the iPhone 12 starts at $799 about Rs. 58,700).
It should be noted that Samsung had first launched its Note 9 Years ago, breaking new ground in the market for larger screen models and helping it challenge the Apple by becoming the world’s largest smartphone maker for the first time that year.