Samsung is likely to launch the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, and Galaxy S21 Ultra flagship phones in January next year. Multiple reports including the specs sheet leak that appeared yesterday have revealed that the Galaxy S21 Ultra will be arriving with support for S Pen stylus. Some reports have claimed that this could be Samsung’s strategy to eventually phase out the Galaxy Note series. A fresh leak that reveals the names of Samsung flagship phones for 2021 does not include new Note series. This suggests that the South Korean company may finally stop selling Galaxy Note series starting from next year.
According to Max Weinbach, Samsung’s flagship lineup includes phones like Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Fold FE, and Galaxy Z Flip 3. Sadly, the list does not include the Galaxy Note 21 series. He added that three of these devices will carry support for S Pen stylus. These could be the Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy Z Fold 3, and Galaxy Z Fold FE.
Moreover, tipster Ice Universe who is known for Samsung leaks also tweeted yesterday that there are no proofs that reveal that the company is developing the Galaxy Note 21 series. Since an S-series phone and two Fold series phones are likely to support the S Pen stylus, it is likely that Samsung will discontinue the Galaxy Note lineup in 2021.
The Galaxy S20 series has the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition as the cheapest phone in the series. Hence, it appears that the Galaxy Z Fold FE could be a cheaper Fold series phone.
The S21 Ultra is unlikely to feature a dedicated compartment for storing the stylus. It remains to be seen whether the next-generation Galaxy Z Fold series will come with an S Pen compartment.