Galaxy S21 with the S Pen: what’s changing

Samsung would have plans to eliminate the Galaxy Note range, but not the S Pen stylus that will be present on two flagships 2021

The SPen stylus is the main feature that distinguishes a Samsung Galaxy Note from a Samsung Galaxy S and, in fact, Samsung has always been careful not to make it compatible even on normal Galaxy S. But this could soon change according to a report from Korea that even predicts the disappearance of the entire Note line.

This report is cited, and considered reliable, by SamMobile and predicts a big change in the range of flagship products from Samsung as early as 2021. Change that would consist in the farewell to the Galaxy Note and the presence of the S Pen on the Galaxy S21 Ultra. According to the same report, in fact, as already the range 2020 also that 2021 Samsung Galaxy would include three models: Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 + and Galaxy S21 Ultra.

But would no longer provide any Galaxy Note with the stylus. Here, then, what top-of-the-line smartphones Samsung could market in 2021, according to rumors circulating in South Korea.

Samsung Galaxy: the flagships 2021

According to the report cited by SamMobile Samsung would plan to sacrifice the Note range to strengthen the S range and definitely launch the Z Fold range (i.e. foldable smartphones). There will be, therefore, the Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra and at least two Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, one of them with S Pen stylus. Samsung's new Galaxy S21 flagships, including the one with S Pen, are expected to be launched in the first half of 2021, according to the Korean source, while the Galaxy Z Fold 3 with stylus is expected to be launched in the second half.

Addio Galaxy Note?

Why would Samsung decide to kill off an iconic product like the Galaxy Note starting in 2021? To push sales of foldable smartphones on which it would have a much higher profit margin. Three top of the range devices, in fact, would be too much even for a brand like Samsung and would risk to cannibalize each other.

Looking at the numbers, in fact, we discover that while Samsung until today manages to sell an average of about 10 million Note devices each year, the numbers of the foldable ones are much lower. However, it must also be said that Samsung currently manages to produce no more than 600 thousand foldable Ultra Thing Glass screens per month, but plans to increase to 1 million per month by the end of the year.

Samsung, therefore, would be trying to focus its industrial efforts on products from which it can make more profit.