If we were betting people, we’d put money on the Samsung Galaxy Note range, killed for good, despite some suggestions to the contrary, and it looks more like we’re right, as alleged. Not the Limit is included in Samsung’s 2022 smartphone production plan.
This is according to the South Korean site ETNews, although it is not clear where they got this information.
The site says that not only will there apparently not be a Samsung Galaxy Note 22, but that Samsung will stop manufacturing the Galaxy Note 20 range of units later this year, meaning it may soon be impossible to find any Note models in stores may, as compared to other pre-owned ones.
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The site claims that the main reason Samsung is abandoning the Note range is that it is now focused on foldable phones, with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 when a new Note handset might otherwise be.
This may be a sensible course of action, as Samsung reportedly sold just 9.7 million Note units in 2020, down from 12.7 million in 2019.
Those might sound like a big number, but apparently Samsung is targeting 13 million sales for its foldable Galaxy Z series in 2022, so it looks like foldable phones are increasingly doing big business, while the Galaxy Note 10 The range was falling out of favor.
Analysis: Note range is probably dead in name, but not in nature
While we’ll take the above leak with a pinch of salt, we have to wonder if a new Note arrived in 2022 — or at all.
But that probably doesn’t matter, as it looks like the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra will be more a Note than a Note.
In fact, if leaks are to be believed then it will be a Galaxy Note phone apart from the name with a similar square design and an S Pen slot. So the Galaxy Note range is probably dead, but maybe not really.
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