Samsung sent out invitations for its August 11 Unpacked event last week. While it’s clear it’s going to be packaged (somewhat ironically) even by company standards, the event might just be notable for what it doesn’t include as well. Namely, a multitude of rumors have indicated that Samsung is skipping its annual Galaxy Note update.
In a blog post published today, the company’s president and head of the mobile communications business, TM Roh, wrote, “Instead of unveiling a new Galaxy Note this time around, we’re going to further expand the functionality of Beloved note to more Samsung Galaxy devices. The language is not entirely clear on what this means for the future of Samsung’s beloved phablet, although it is occasionally erratic. No Write this event down? This year? That… never?
Samsung offered TechCrunch the following clarification, “We won’t be launching any new Galaxy Note devices in 2021. Instead, Samsung plans to continue to expand the Note experience and bring many of its productivity and productivity features to the table. popular creativity, including the S Pen, across our Galaxy ecosystem. We will share more details on our future portfolio once we are ready to announce. “
Early rumors attributed the lack of a new rating to supply chain issues that persisted through much of 2020 and 2021. But new speculation has left many wondering if the company could finally end the series. Galaxy Note on the eve of its 10th anniversary. Is it possible that the pioneering phablet has run its course, especially as other Samsung flagships get bigger and siphon off its bigger features?
What is clear is that some of the devices announced on the 11th will follow in the footsteps of the Galaxy S21 and bring Note-like features including S-Pen functionality. That probably means at least the Galaxy Z Fold, confirming earlier rumors that the Foldable is the latest Galaxy device to blur the line between it and the Note. Presumably, this also means an even stronger display for the product. Recent leaks point to a carrying case with a pen case, rather than baking the slot directly into the Fold’s already complicated design.
“I hope you join us as we launch our next Galaxy Z family and share a few foldable surprises, including the very first S Pen designed specifically for foldable phones,” Roh writes. The Executive also promises “an even more refined style, armed with a more durable and resistant material” on the new Galaxy Z Flip, while also confirming the arrival of a new Z Fold.
To complete the news, a reference to One UI Watch seems to confirm that the latest Galaxy Watch will also make an appearance during the next Unpacked.