South Korean media is abuzz with rumors that Samsung is planning to discontinue the Galaxy Note series next year. It’s also claimed that the Galaxy S21 Ultra will come with an S Pen. It could be the only model out of the three Galaxy S21 handsets released next year to feature the stylus.
This might not bring a lot of comfort to Galaxy Note loyalists who can’t imagine that their beloved series would be discontinued. Samsung might try to appeal to them with an S Pen-quipped Galaxy Z Fold 3 but there’s no chance the foldable could be as durable as a Galaxy Note 21.
So in order to reach some sort of a middle ground, Samsung could bring the S Pen to its Galaxy S series for the first time. This would also require some significant design changes for the Galaxy S21 Ultra since it would need to have a silo for the S Pen. Customers would thus get the S Pen experience on a conventionally durable device that has none of the fragility that you get on a foldable.
Will the S Pen be able to convince you to take a chance on the Galaxy S21 Ultra? Or are you opposed to the idea entirely and want the Galaxy Note series to stick around? Vote below and share your thoughts with us in the comments section.
Results: Rather unsurprisingly, the majority of those who participated in this pool are opposed to the discontinuation of the Galaxy Note series. They’re closely followed by 32% of the respondents who believe that their decision to buy the Galaxy S21 Ultra will be based on the overall specs. Only 14% say that they’ll pre-order the Galaxy S21 Ultra on day one if it came with the S Pen.
- No, I'm opposed to the Galaxy Note series being discontinued 38%, 488 votes488 votes 38%488 votes - 38% of all votes
- My decision will be based on the overall specs 32%, 406 votes406 votes 32%406 votes - 32% of all votes
- Not completely sold on the idea but have an open mind 17%, 213 votes213 votes 17%213 votes - 17% of all votes
- Absolutely, going to pre-order on day 1 14%, 174 votes174 votes 14%174 votes - 14% of all votes