One of the rumors eternally circulating Samsung is the possibility that it will stop making Note series phones. Those that were once distinguished by their large size and have since distanced themselves from the rest by their use of the brand’s proprietary S Pen seem to always be on the fence.
Even the arrival of the S Pen on the Galaxy S21 Ultra this season has resurrected a rumor that otherwise never quite died. However, perhaps this year it will come true but not as a matter of market strategy or merging ranges within the company’s catalog. According to Bloomberg, Samsung is considering not launching any Note in 2021 due to the shortage of processors.
A possible 2021 without Samsung Galaxy Notes
One of the sectors that seemed least affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic caused by the coronavirus was the technology sector. While other parts of the world have seen activities slow down or come to a halt, in technology everything seemed to continue at a normal pace, even taking into account the decline in sales recorded over the past year as a whole.
However, it seems that the consequences are already beginning to be felt in earnest and Samsung has reported at a shareholders’ meeting that it is having trouble getting its processor production off the ground. The South Koreans design and build their own Exynos, but are already warning that in the third and fourth quarters of the year there will be cuts in stock as a result of delays and various problems in the factories due to the pandemic.
As a consequence of this, Koh Dong-jin, the current co-CEO of Samsung, has indicated that the company is considering canceling the presentation and launch of several phones during the second half of 2021, and the Samsung Galaxy Note would be among them. Samsung has been warning for some time that this would happen and it seems that decisions regarding its roadmap of presentations are about to arrive.
According to IDC data, the Samsung Galaxy Note accounts for approximately 5% of Samsung’s annual sales in terms of handset volume, although it is one of the most appreciated and loyal customers in its entire catalog. However, the manufacturer’s limitation in bringing forward its processors may end up with 2021 without new Galaxy Note in the market.