Samsung denies Galaxy Note series discontinuation rumors; confirms launch of Note20 successor in 2021

 For the past few months, the rumor was afloat on the Internet that Samsung might discontinue its premium Galaxy Note phone next year due to a sharp drop in demand for high-end smartphones during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a recent move, Samsung has officially denied any such rumors and also confirmed the launch of the Note20 series successor for the next year. “We are preparing to release the Galaxy Note series next year,” a Samsung official said on condition of anonymity.

Recently, Samsung’s mobile business chief Roh Tae-moon hinted at adding the S-Pen stylus experience in more Galaxy devices in addition to the Galaxy Note phablets. “We’ve also been paying attention to people’s favorite aspects of the Galaxy Note experience and are excited to add some of its most well-loved features to other devices in our line up.”

If the rumors circulating on the internet turn out to be true, the high-end model of Galaxy S21 (mostly S21 Ultra) will get S-Pen support, which is scheduled for January 2021 launch.

“Roh’s message does not mean that the Galaxy Note series will be discontinued,” the official said.

Recently, the teaser videos for the Samsung Galaxy S21 5G, S21+ 5G, and S21 Ultra 5G have surfaced online, revealing the center punch-hole camera on the front and the rear camera design of the phones. This also shows the Phantom Violet colour version along with the Bronze finish in the camera bump and the sides. However, this didn’t reveal a separate slot for the S Pen in the S21 Ultra, so it will likely be sold separately.