The Samsung Galaxy Note series may as well stop in 2021. The last few years have seen it become ever more closely aligned with the Galaxy S family, and a new hint suggesting that the Samsung Galaxy S21 will be compatible with the company’s stylus technology – the S Pen – makes me wonder why the company intends to make a Note 21 at all.
According to the Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications business, TM Roh, the company has been “paying attention to people’s favorite aspects of the Galaxy Note experience and are excited to add some of its most well-loved features to other devices in our lineup”.
That doesn’t explicitly confirm the Galaxy S21 series will become compatible with an S Pen stylus, but it’s heavily suggesting that. The S Pen is the main distinguishing factor of the Note, and this also matches a variety of other rumors we’ve heard.
In one way, it makes sense considering Samsung was already rumored to be killing the Galaxy Note series. The S Pen stylus is that family of handsets’ defining feature, and leaks suggest it’ll be included as an add-on for devices like future foldables, such as the Galaxy Z Fold 3, as well as the flagship Galaxy S line.