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Yolanda Curtis
January 20, 2021

It's believed Samsung plans to discontinue the Note series, and bringing stylus support to the Galaxy S series is the first step in this regard. And unlike what we saw with Samsung's most premium phone a year ago, the S21 series will ship with either a Snapdragon 888 or one of the company's new Exynos 2100 chipsets, depending on where you buy it.

Most of this has already been reported on, though, this is straight from Samsung, meaning there's no real speculation here. It turns out that there's no connection between the two - we may see an S-Pen equipped Galaxy S device but the Note will live to see another year.

A report from ETNews suggests that four new folding models will be launched in the second-half of 2021 and we'd expect that to be in August or September, traditionally the time when the Note series was refreshed. In the letter, Roh notes that he/the company will be "sharing more in January" - perhaps an allusion to CES or a standalone Samsung event.

The Galaxy Note 20 received mixed reviews-Android Central called it "the best and worst phone Samsung has ever made" and "a awful value, but an ingenious business move"-and its reportedly sluggish sales performance is what set off speculation that the Note line was nearing its end". Then, in September, Samsung released the Galaxy Z Fold 2, which remedied numerous issues that plagued the first-generation Galaxy Fold and debuted to strong acclaim. The report also refers to a "general" Z Flip, likely to be the model that comes close to current smartphone prices.

Stephen Silver, a technology writer for The National Interest, is a journalist, essayist and film critic, who is also a contributor to Philly Voice, Philadelphia Weekly, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Living Life Fearless, Backstage magazine, Broad Street Review and Splice Today.

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