Samsung sent out invitations last week for its August 11 Unpacked event. We expect, no new Galaxy Note as foldables in Samsung receive S pen feature. While it’s evident that this event will be crowded (ironically) even by the company’s standards, the event may well be noteworthy for what it excludes. To be specific, a flurry of rumors have suggested that Samsung will forego its yearly Galaxy Note update.
TM Roh, the company’s president and head of Mobile Communications Business, writes in a blog post today, “Instead of announcing a new Galaxy Note this time around, we will continue to expand beloved Note features to further Samsung Galaxy smartphones.” The terminology is ambiguous as to what this signifies for the future of Samsung’s beloved – if occasionally unpredictable – phablet. No Are you aware of this occurrence? This year, perhaps? This… was it ever?
Samsung provided the following statement to TechCrunch: “In 2021, we will not introduce new Galaxy Note devices. Rather than that, Samsung intends to continue expanding the Note experience and bringing many of its most popular productivity and creativity features, like as the S Pen, to the rest of the Galaxy ecosystem. We will share additional information on our upcoming portfolio whenever it is ready to be announced.”
Early rumors attributed the absence of a new Note to supply chain issues that lingered for the better part of 2020 and 2021. However, more rumor has many wondering whether Samsung will finally discontinuing the Galaxy Note series on the eve of its tenth anniversary. Is it feasible that the pioneering phablet has outlived its usefulness, especially as other Samsung flagships grow in size and incorporate many of the phablet’s best features?
What is obvious is that some of the devices introduced on the 11th will follow the Galaxy S21’s lead and have Note-like features such as the S-Pen. This most likely refers to the Galaxy Z Fold, which confirms earlier reports that the foldable would be the latest Galaxy gadget to blur the line between it and the Note. This, of course, implies a more robust display for the product. Recent rumours indicate that the Fold will ship with a carrying case equipped with a pen holster, rather than the slot being baked directly into the Fold’s already intricate design.
“I hope you’ll join us as we introduce the upcoming Galaxy Z family and reveal some foldable surprises, including the first-ever S Pen created particularly for foldable phones,” Roh adds. Additionally, the CEO promises a “even more refined look armed with a more durable, tougher material” on the next Galaxy Z Flip, while announcing the launch of a new Z Fold.
The story is rounded off by a mention to the One UI Watch, which appears to suggest that the latest Galaxy Watch will also make an appearance at the next Unpacked event.
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