For several months, rumors suggested that Samsung would not launch new Galaxy Note smartphones this year. And recently, this was confirmed by TM Roh, the boss of the group’s mobile division. “Instead of unveiling a new Galaxy Note this time, we will further expand Note’s features to more Samsung Galaxy devices, “ he wrote in a blog post.
On August 11, Samsung will hold an Unpacked event. This one won’t be dedicated to the Galaxy Note, but to the brand’s new folding smartphones. And Samsung is set to present at least one folding smartphone that will be compatible with the Galaxy Note S Pen.
Obviously, this news has disappointed a good number of fans. And currently, a petition is circulating, asking Samsung to release a new Galaxy Note as soon as possible.
“The Galaxy Note line of smartphones is loved by millions of fans around the world, and they were quite disappointed when Samsung said it would not launch a new Note flagship in 2021, in part due to the chip shortage that has plagued the industry,” reads the petition created by Sammobile (link in the source of this article).
A Galaxy Note isn’t just a smartphone with a stylus
In this petition, a plan is even proposed to Samsung. This one asks the manufacturer to launch a new Galaxy Note smartphone as early as the first half of 2022, even if it means cancelling the Galaxy S22 and launching a Galaxy Note 22 instead.
“Samsung could keep all of its flagship lines alive by alternating between them, while keeping all of its fans happy at the same time!” the petition states. At the time of writing this article, over 8,000 signatures have already been collected.
It’s not clear whether Samsung will cancel the Galaxy S22 series to launch new Galaxy Notes in the first half of 2022, as proposed. On the other hand, if this petition collects enough signatures, it could prompt the manufacturer to launch new Galaxy Note models later in the second half of the year.
In any case, obviously, the Galaxy S21 Ultra’s support for the S Pen stylus couldn’t fill the gap caused by the lack of new Galaxy Note smartphones in 2021.