The success and low sales performance of the new generation of foldable smartphones may have ended the Samsung Galaxy Note series. So, when the Samsung Galaxy Note series comes to an end, what will happen to the S Pen, the core of the device?
South Korea-based tech giant Samsung launched the first Galaxy Note smartphone model in 2011, bringing big screen phones back to popularity. The device, which became one of the legends of its time with its 5.3-inch screen, also attracted attention with its larger screen and more powerful features than the flagship Galaxy S2 of its time.
While the popularity of the Galaxy Note brand smartphones has continued for many years, the image of the series has taken a big hit due to the battery explosion problems in the Galaxy Note 7 and the users’ interest in the Note- series declined. Since those years, rumors have been circulating that the Galaxy Note series is slowly coming to an end.
Is the end of the Galaxy Note series coming?
There have been some changes to Samsung’s dual flagship strategy this year. The S20 series, which was launched in the first half of the year, included the extra-large model S20 Ultra. While the screen size was only 0.2 inches larger than the S20 +, the smartphone featured such features as a 5,000 mAh battery, 100x zoom, 108 MP camera, and a starting price of $ 1,399.
On the other hand, we saw a drop in Note20 Ultra, which was released in the second half of the year. The model, which lagged behind the S20 Ultra in terms of camera functions and battery capacity, had a lower price tag than the S20 Ultra with a starting price of $ 1,299. In addition, in the base Note20 model, some features that didn’t match the Note ID, such as a 60 Hz screen and a polycarbonate back, were also included in the device.
In addition, it is a known fact that Samsung has the success with foldable smartphones and wants to develop more products in this field. Given all this, it is not difficult to understand that it is time to leave the Galaxy Note series to other new models and, of course, foldable smartphones. So what about the S Pen that brings the Galaxy Note to today?
What will happen to the S Pen?
In a report recently circulated by South Korean media, it was claimed that Samsung will end the Galaxy Note series next year, while the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will be a premium smartphone combining the latest technologies such as the S Pen and ‘Camera below the screen’. The report claimed that the Note series will end when the S Pen pen is applied to the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy S21 Ultra.
According to the leaked information, the company will currently use second-generation “Ultra Thin Glass” technology to run the S Pen on a foldable screen. It is also said that with the Galaxy Z Fold 3, the drawing and writing experience on the S Pen will take the next point.
The smartphone industry is rapidly changing and some models are disappearing. The Galaxy Note series, which manages to stay at the top for years, will not be erased from memory, even if production is discontinued. At this point, let’s remind you that even if the Note series ends one day, the essence of the S Pen is still preserved.