Samsung’s mobile chief hints that Samsung might skip Galaxy Note release for 2021
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 opens like a book and comes with a smartphone sized screen that turns into a tablet sized-display. The Galaxy Z Flip is a clamshell foldable that fits easily into a pocket when closed. When open, the device becomes a large-sized handset with a tall and thin screen. There has been some discussion about Samsung moving the release of the Galaxy Note series from the third quarter to give Samsung’s foldables a clearer shot at attracting the attention of consumers. At the same time, the company has reportedly discussed merging the Galaxy S line with the Galaxy Note line to create a single flagship series. With the main differentiator between the two being the S Pen, that line between the two models has definitely blurred as we pointed out earlier in this story.
We should point out that Koh did not give a definitive answer about whether there will be another Galaxy Note handset released this year. And when he said that the “launch timing may be different, but we will make sure that we don’t let Galaxy Note consumers down,” it sounds that Samsung plans on offering the Galaxy Note during a different time period perhaps starting next year.
It doesn’t seem that Koh’s comments had much of an impact on investors. During trading Wednesday on the Korean Stock Market, Samsung shares declined .36% or 300 Korean Won (26 U.S. cents) to a price of 82,500 Korean Won ($72.82).