The Samsung Galaxy Note series is officially dead, but in name only
Samsung has officially confirmed what we may have known for the last two years: the long-running Galaxy Note series is now dead, but in name only!
In an interview at MWC 2022, a Samsung executive said that while no more Galaxy Note phones will be released in the future, the lineup will still be the Ultra version of the Galaxy S series.
In comments to Dailian (spied on and translated by 9to5Google), Samsung’s head of mobile experience, Roh Tae-moon, said: “The Galaxy Note… will be released as ‘Ultra’.” The statement is short, but clear: there will be no more Note phones, but you can still get all your features from the original Samsung Ultra flagship phones.
Our review of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra clearly shows that the phone is designed to cater to long-time Galaxy Note fans, offering an S Pen that can be attached to the phone. It also imports many of the UI features that Samsung released with the Note series in the first place.
Our own Max Parker said that the phone was “essentially a refinement of the last Galaxy Note phone rather than an evolution of the design I loved in the Galaxy S21 Ultra. If he enjoyed the DNA of the Note line, he’ll love this.
Max wasn’t a fan, as everything felt a bit too boxy for him, but there will be Note fans who will love the spiritual lineage of the phone that continues in the flagship Galaxy S-Series line. The Note could also live on thanks to the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 4, which would also include the S Pen stylus that once set the Note series apart from the rest.
The last real device in the lineup was the Samsung Galaxy Note 20, which launched in 2020 and seemed to have run out of steam. Are you happy that Samsung is keeping the spirit of the Galaxy Note alive? Let us know @trustedreviews on Twitter.