There won’t be a Galaxy Note 21. Partly because Samsung is pushing foldables and partly because of the global chip shortage. But a new rumor suggests the company is planning a spiritual successor of some kind.
The Galaxy S21 FE could be a Galaxy Note follow-up
Evan Blass reports that Samsung is planning to position the upcoming Galaxy S21 FE as a successor to the Galaxy Note 20 series rather than the Galaxy S20 FE, something that seems to reflect the model’s importance when it comes to sales.An image shared in reply to the original post reveals Samsung’s disappointment with the Galaxy S21’s performance so far. Sales volume for the 2021 flagships is just 70% of what the Galaxy S10 series experienced a couple of years ago.
It’s worth noting that these disappointing numbers have been achieved in a time where Samsung has faced much less competition than usual. Huawei is completely out of the picture outside of China and Xiaomi still struggles in the premium market.
Samsung is also betting on the Galaxy Z line
Marketing the Galaxy S21 FE as a Galaxy Note replacement might seem like an odd move when you consider the fact that it won’t offer a built-in S Pen or act as a premium flagship, even if it does still turn out to be one of the best Android phones in 2021.