There’s a big question mark over the Samsung Galaxy Note 21 family, and it could be one of the biggest tech news of the year: Samsung’s own CEO has said the next Note phone could be cancelled, with release planned One in 2022 but not in 2021.
Usually, the Note series follows the S line about six months after the latter’s launch, but while the Samsung Galaxy S21 series drops as usual, we may not see the Note 21 at all.
There may be a couple of reasons for this to happen, which we’ll explore below, but it follows months of speculation that the Samsung Galaxy Note line was cancelled, a firm idea not helped by the fact that the Galaxy S21 Ultra The support was confirmed to be the company’s S Pen stylus. That’s why people have been making note 21 coffins for a long time.
Samsung hasn’t canceled the entire Note line despite such speculation, and it could just be the 2021 entry. According to the company, we could very well see a Note 22 in 2022.
And we may still see a stylus-toting Samsung phone in 2021 – the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 FE, a budget version of the Note 20, is rumored, and word is the Galaxy Z Fold 3 could also pack an S Pen, as it might. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3.
If the Samsung Galaxy Note 21 has been cancelled, why have we listed so many leaks and rumors about it below? Well, it is not certain that the smartphone will not appear and there is an equal chance that some of these details will apply to the Galaxy Note 22 (if it is said to be the next phone).
Rumor has it that Samsung will announce the new phone on August 11, but there is no suggestion that the Galaxy Note 11 will be one of them.
cut to the chase
- What is this? Samsung Galaxy Note 20. successor of
- When is it out? probably not at all
- How much will it cost? If it does, expect a higher price
samsung galaxy note 21 release date and price
If the Galaxy Note 21 happens, expect to pay a higher premium for the handset. In recent years Samsung has always announced new Note models in early August and shipped them about two weeks later, so it’s likely the same thing again for the Note 21.
That said, while Samsung is widely rumored to be holding an August 11 event to announce various products, the Galaxy Note 11 is not considered among them, so an August launch looks very much in doubt. Really though at this point we’re not expecting to see the Note 11 at all.
It’s a bit hard to estimate the price as it varies from year to year, but the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 started at $999 / £849 / AU$1,199, so we’d expect the Samsung Galaxy Note 21 to cost at least Rs. That would be it.
We will explore the possibility of the Samsung Galaxy Note 21 appearing in the next section, but hypothetically, if it does get released, when can we expect it? Well, Samsung usually launches Note handsets around August, so we would expect the same release pattern to repeat.
Has the Samsung Galaxy Note 21 been cancelled?
The Samsung CEO has heavily suggested that the company will not make a new Galaxy Note phone available in 2021. Samsung CEO DJ Koh said, “It’s not that we don’t release new products. Timings may vary, but next year we look forward to continuing that.”
Koh told Bloomberg, “The Note series is positioned as a high-end model in our business portfolio. Unveiling two flagship models in a year can be a burden, so releasing the Note model in 2H can be difficult. is.”
That means you’ll have to wait until 2022 for the company’s S-Pen-toting flagship smartphone. It is also expected to be called the Samsung Galaxy Note 22 as the company now matches its release years with its model numbers.
We’ve heard over and over again that there won’t be a Galaxy Note 21 in 2021, so this information from DJ Koh matches previous leaks from some sources. While we can’t confirm if that’s actually the case, it looks like there won’t be any new Note flagships until 2022.
A more recent leak on that front takes the form of a Samsung roadmap for the rest of 2021, with no Galaxy Note 21 listed. The August 19 launch is mentioned, which is around the time we’d expect to see the Note 21, but the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is listed instead.
Although it’s worth noting that this roadmap is almost certainly incomplete, as there isn’t much to do.
Nevertheless, the source (leaker Evan Blass) has since stated that the Galaxy S21 FE is being positioned as a follow-up to the Galaxy Note 20 in place of the Note 21, so it’s actually very unlikely that we One will see this year Samsung Galaxy Note 21.
All told, previously, an unnamed Samsung official had also claimed that there would be a new Galaxy Note in 2021, which suggests that the range isn’t completely dead. It could be the budget version of Note 20, or it could be a foldable stylus phone coming under the name Note, or it could just be misinformation.
Anyhow, there are rumors that we’ll be seeing the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 with an S Pen stylus this year, as well as the Z Flip 3 and Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, so there should be no shortage of high-end Samsung . Phones are still going to come without the new Note this year.
Leaks and Rumors
There isn’t much in the way of Samsung Galaxy Note 21 leaks yet, and that’s likely as the company waits until 2022 to refresh its top-end S Pen toting range.
What can we expect from the next Samsung Galaxy Note phone? For example, the phone definitely supports – and comes with – an S Pen stylus, as that is the main selling point of the range.
There will probably be multiple models as well, with the Samsung Galaxy Note Ultra or Plus likely joining the standard model.
There is also likely to be top-end power in the range, with US users probably getting the top Qualcomm chipset at the time, and most other regions probably getting the top Samsung Exynos chipsets.
We’re hearing that Samsung is preparing an under-display camera for its smartphone, and it could be coming to the next Galaxy Note. In Korea the company trademarked the marketing name ‘Under-Panel Camera’ or UPC, making it seem imminent.
what do we want to see
While we wait for more Samsung Galaxy Note 21 rumors to arrive, we have come up with a list that we would like to see.
1. Snapdragon for all models
Samsung generally packs different chipsets in its Note phones for different regions, with the US getting a Snapdragon, while the UK and the rest of the world get an Exynos. The problem with this is that the two chipsets are never the same, so one version of the phone is usually better than the other.
It has been touted as the Snapdragon One in recent years, so we wish that all models of the Samsung Galaxy Note 21 use the best Snapdragon chipset at the time. But we’ll take them all using Exynos too – mostly we wish they were identical.
2. A Glass Back
While the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has a glass back, the standard Samsung Galaxy Note 20 is stuck with a plastic one, which is quite surprising considering the phone’s price.
So for the Samsung Galaxy Note 21 we want all models to have a glass back, or use some other premium material such as metal. Please no plastic please.
3. 120Hz at all resolutions on all models
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 only has a 60Hz refresh rate, which is low for a premium phone, and while the Note 20 Ultra ups it to 120Hz, it drops the screen resolution in the process, so you get a higher refresh rate. You have to choose between rates. and a higher resolution.
While the Samsung Galaxy S20 range did the same, many other phones, such as the OnePlus 8 Pro, don’t make it for you to choose from.
So for the Samsung Galaxy Note 21 range we want all models to feature a 120Hz refresh rate, and for all of them to do that with whatever other screen settings you have.
4. Camera Improvements
As great as the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is, its camera isn’t the best in low light conditions, with the phone resorting to smoothing out textures to compensate for noise. This results in less detailed images than recent phones from Apple and Google, so we’d like to see a better one for the Galaxy Note 21.
We wouldn’t even ask for more lenses – both Galaxy Note 20 models have a triple-lens rear camera, while the top-end standard is a faster quad-lens.
5. Fast Charging
The Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra both have 25W fast charging, which isn’t bad, but it is less than the 65W charging on the OnePlus 8T.
That’s oddly much slower than the 45W charging offered by the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus, so we’d expect at least a return of 45W with the Samsung Galaxy Note 21 range, and ideally more.
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