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[Poll Results!] If the Galaxy Note 21 doesn’t come, what will you buy instead?

Galaxy Note fans, and there are a lot of them, found themselves in a spot of bother. Rumors have started picking up that there may not be a Galaxy Note 21 next year. Now it’s not uncommon to hear outlandish rumors about Samsung devices long before they’re due.

However, with the Galaxy S21 Ultra now expected to feature S Pen support, many are taking that as an indication of Samsung shaking things up next year. A foldable phone with an S Pen has been rumoured about as well. While it’s not known if the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will have one, many would expect that it might possibly feature the stylus.

As disappointing as it may be, these changes might lead to the demise of the Galaxy Note series. Samsung’s high-end smartphone lineup is already pretty crowded. It has two foldable phones, three Galaxy S21 flagships plus a Fan Edition due next year. Many analysts are of the view that something’s got to give and it’s feared that the curtain will fall on the Galaxy Note.

Galaxy Note loyalists often find it difficult to use any other device. If this does happen and there’s no Galaxy Note 21, what will you buy instead? The S Pen is what binds a lot of customers to the Note lineup. Would switch to the Galaxy Z Fold 3 or the Galaxy S21 Ultra for the S Pen experience?

It’s important to note, pun unintended, that both of these devices may not store the S Pen internally like the Galaxy Note. Samsung is rumored to offer a separate case for the Galaxy S21 Ultra that will store the S Pen externally. Given the nature of foldable devices, this may also be the solution for the Galaxy Z Fold 3.

The Galaxy S21 Ultra may not come with the S Pen in the box. Customers will have to buy one separately. That’s another problem they don’t face with the Galaxy Note. Evidently, none of these devices will replace the Note. Customers may just be backed into a corner. If they need the S Pen, they have to pay extra for the stylus and the cover to carry it.

This is all very early speculation so fans can still hold out hope that the Galaxy Note series isn’t dying. If you believe it to be the contrary, what Samsung device would you buy next year? Vote below and share your thoughts with us in the comments.

Results: Rather interestingly, 31% of all respondents say that they will shift to another brand if there’s no new Note next year. 27% are happy with buying the Galaxy S21 Ultra instead while 24% say they wll hold on to their existing Note. 19% are open to buying the Galaxy Z Fold 3 instead.

If the Galaxy Note 21 doesn't come, what will you buy instead?
  • I'll shift to another brand 31%, 757 votes
    757 votes 31%
    757 votes - 31% of all votes
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra 27%, 650 votes
    650 votes 27%
    650 votes - 27% of all votes
  • You'll have to pry the Note 20 from my cold, dead hands 24%, 573 votes
    573 votes 24%
    573 votes - 24% of all votes
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3 19%, 457 votes
    457 votes 19%
    457 votes - 19% of all votes
Total Votes: 2437
20 November 2020 - 3 December 2020
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