the Samsung Galaxy Note is dead (but the S Pen is not)

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The first clues, which could not be clearer, came in the summer, when in the usual month of launch of the new Galaxy Note there was no update, but silence… and folding. A few months later, already at the beginning of 2022, a fertile time for more high-end launches, the Galaxy S22 arrived and, again, no Note.

There was speculation that it was something circumstantial, motivated by the shortage of chips, or because with the pandemic it made less sense to put it on the market and it was better to wait for everything to return to normal, or any excuse from those who cling to not wanting to say goodbye to something you appreciate. Reality is stubborn and Roh Tae-moon, the person in charge of Samsung’s smartphone division, confirmed at MWC 2022 that there will be no more Notebut more Ultra would arrive, in reference to the Ultra range of the S22, who does bring the S Pen.

We miss you Samsung Galaxy Note

He arrived between ridicule and earned respect

Now that the death of the Note family is something that even Samsung itself recognizes, we can see with perspective the life cycle of a product that arrived among ridicule and dies with the respect of the entire industry. Many of us laughed at a 5.3-inch phone when it was released in 2011 for being gigantic.

The Note give way to the folding ones as Samsung’s ultra-high range and maintain their spirit in the S22 Ultra

Regardless of the fact that inches ceased to be an indicator when the screen proportions on the front went from 65% to 90%, the truth is that that first Note was 14.7 centimeters tall. Just a millimeter more than the new S22, the smallest of its family and considered quite compact in today’s market. Outlook.

Ten generations later, the Note dies peacefully. And most importantly: with honor, that of an industry that jumped completely on the big phone horse (remember when we called them phablets?) and some clients who, from one brand or another, have accepted for the most part that the large diagonals came to make our lives better.

Growing up is learning to say goodbye, and the Note give way to folding ones that are Samsung’s big bet for this decade. And in addition, they maintain their legacy in the superior variant of the S family, which includes a stylus so as not to leave their believers orphans, who would not be many (around 5% of Samsung sales), but very faithful.

The first clues, which could not be clearer, came in the summer, when in the usual month of launch of…

The first clues, which could not be clearer, came in the summer, when in the usual month of launch of…

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