Samsung’s mobile chief doubts there will be a new Galaxy Note this year. The global situation on the chip market probably prevents this. But it should not be the end of the Galaxy Note series, even if the Galaxy S models are getting closer and closer.
Samsung traditionally presents its Galaxy S generation in the first half of the year, including this year with the Galaxy S 21. The other flagship series, the Galaxy Note, will follow in the second half. But that’s exactly what could happen this year, as Samsung’s mobile chief Koh Dong-Jin announced at a shareholder meeting in South Korea.
Although he confirmed once again that the Galaxy Note series should not be completely crushed. But there will probably not be a new Galaxy Note in 2021, but a launch will be postponed to the coming year.
The reason for the probable lack of a Galaxy Note21 for 2021 is due to the shortage of chips, which is already putting some other manufacturers such as Sony and Microsoft in the current next-gen consoles in their own plans. The demand for chips is steadily increasing as more and more devices require corresponding components. Suppliers like Qualcomm and Co cannot keep up here, which is partly due to the consequences of the corona pandemic. Thus, according to Samsung, it should be difficult to bring another flagship for 2021 with the same performance and quality requirements on the market. Samsung is working on a solution, but things should be tight for a Galaxy Note21 in 2021.
As reported by Bloomberg, DJ Koh had this to say:
“There’s a serious imbalance in supply and demand of chips in the IT sector globally…[the] Note series is positioned as a high-end model in our business portfolio. It could be a burden to unveil two flagship models in a year so it might be difficult to release [a] Note model in 2H. The timing of [the] Note model launch can be changed but we seek to release a Note model next year..”— Koh Dong-Jin
There’s a serious imbalance in supply and demand of chips in the IT sector globally…the Note series is positioned as a high-end model in our business portfolio. It could be a burden to unveil two flagship models in a year so it might be difficult to release Note model in 2nd half. The timing of the Note model launch can be changed but we seek to release a Note model next year.
So if you are waiting for the new Galaxy Note this year, you will probably get nothing. Alternatively, with the new Galaxy S21 Ultra, Samsung is already offering a current model from the Galaxy S series that supports the S Pen – even if the stylus cannot be stowed in the case as easily as it has been with the popular Galaxy Note for years -Models like the Galaxy Note20 most recently.