Rumor Claims Galaxy Note 21 Is In Development, Reuters Disagrees

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 21 is allegedly in “early stages of development”. This information comes from cozyplanes, a tipster. This is one of many reports on the Galaxy Note 21 that we’ve seen in the last couple of months. Another, contradicting report, arrived soon after, from Reuters. It claims that the Galaxy Note 21 is not coming, and that info is based on several sources.

The Galaxy Note 21 seems to be in “early stages of development”, but it may get scraped

Some reports are claiming that Samsung is planning to scrap the Galaxy Note lineup in 2021 altogether. Other reports are saying that the Galaxy Note 21 will be the last Galaxy Note device. The Galaxy Note lineup is expected to get replaced by the Galaxy Z Fold foldable smartphones.

Whatever the case may be, it seems like the Galaxy Note series is going away. A recent report said that the Galaxy Note 21 will arrive, but only in one variant. So we’ll not get the regular, and ‘Ultra’ models.


It remains to be seen which of these reports is accurate, of course. The source says that the device is in development as we speak, but that Samsung may opt to scrap it altogether. Reuters says that the project has been scraped already.

Do note that the Galaxy S21 Ultra will, allegedly, support the S Pen stylus. It won’t ship with the stylus, but it will support it. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is expected to include the S Pen, which kind of makes the Galaxy Note lineup obsolete.

The ‘Galaxy Note’ devices have been immensely successful for Samsung

The Galaxy Note devices have been extremely popular for Samsung over the years, though. It was initially hard to believe Samsung would simply scrap such a successful lineup. Those initial reports have been true, though, it seems.

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The only question is when will it happen. Based on everything we’ve seen in the last couple of months, the Galaxy Note is going away by 2022 at the latest.

Samsung is planning to announce quite a few high-end devices in 2021. The company seems to be betting more and more on foldable smartphones, and we may even see its first rollable smartphone in 2021.