Samsung’s Galaxy Note 20|Note 20 Ultra may be the last of their kind. That’s according to a report from Korean publication Aju News, which claims that the smartphone giant is planning to terminate the Note series due to feature overlap with its upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy S21 “Ultra” handsets.
“Samsung Electronics has confirmed that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will be equipped with the S Pen, a feature of the existing Galaxy Note series,” Aju reported. “Beyond simply mounting the S Pen, it has the character of a terminal that replaces the notebook series by adding an S Pen slot to store the S Pen in the product.”
“As the S Pen technology is applied to the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy S21 Ultra (tentative name), the Note series will be discontinued.”
Seeing as how the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy S21 Ultra have adopted the Galaxy Note’s biggest selling points (large screen size and stylus pen), it makes sense that Samsung is dropping the series. Still, the Galaxy Note will be remembered for ushering in the concept of large “phablet” phones, which competitors initially believed wouldn’t sell.