Samsung may discontinue high-end Galaxy Note smartphones: Report – The Indian Express

Samsung may discontinue high-end Galaxy Note smartphones: Report – The Indian Express

By: Reuters | New Delhi | December 2, 2020 10:03:04 am

Samsung, Samsung galaxy note, samsung phone, Galaxy SSamsung could discontinue its high-end Galaxy Note smartphones, as per a report.

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd may discontinue its premium Galaxy Note phone next year, sources with knowledge of the matter said, a move that would reflect the sharp drop in demand for high-end smartphones due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Galaxy Note, known for its large screen and a stylus for note-taking, is one of two Samsung premium phone series – the other being the more compact Galaxy S which draws in consumers with its state-of-the-art parts.

At present, the South Korean tech giant does not have plans to develop a new version of the Galaxy Note for 2021, three sources said, declining to be identified as the plans were not public. Instead, the Galaxy S series’ top model, the S21, will have a stylus and the next version of Samsung’s foldable phone will be compatible with a stylus, which will be sold separately, one of the sources said.

A second source said company development efforts that normally would have been directed to the Note would now be channelled into its foldable phone range. Samsung declined to comment.

Tom Kang, an analyst at research firm Counterpoint, said sales of Samsung’s Note series are expected to fall by a fifth to
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