Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra may launch with S Pen; Galaxy Note series could be discontinued

Samsung is once again rumoured to kill the Galaxy Note line, bringing the S Pen to the Galaxy S series and the Galaxy Z Fold series starting next year

Highlights
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra will reportedly launch with an S Pen
  • Samsung may discontinue the Galaxy Note series
  • The Galaxy Note series might be replaced by the Galaxy Z Fold series

The biggest difference between Samsung’s Galaxy S series and the Note series has been the S Pen. Without the S Pen, the Galaxy Note 20 series, for example, becomes quite similar to the Galaxy S20 series in terms of screen size, design, and hardware. The line between the two series has been blurring in recent years and it seems inevitable for the two to overlap. This might just happen in 2021 as a new report from The Elec Korea website suggests that the Galaxy S21 Ultra will arrive with an S Pen.

Also read: Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G review

As per the report, the S Pen could come to the Galaxy S series for the first time next year. The top-end model of the Galaxy S21 series, presumably called Galaxy S21 Ultra, will be equipped with a stylus. The report adds that the launch of the Galaxy Note 21 next year is unclear at the moment. It seems Samsung may be looking to end the Note line and replace it with the Galaxy Z Fold series. Nothing is for certain as of now.

In a recent leak, well-known tipster Ishan Agarwal suggested that the upcoming Galaxy S21 is reportedly codenamed as “Unbound” with M1, N2, and O3 variants. He also added that the O3 variant will arrive with an S-Pen. 


With foldable phones being the next major focus for Samsung, it would make sense to prioritise the Galaxy Z Fold series. Currently, Samsung is capable of producing 600,000 foldable displays per month. The company is reportedly aiming to increase this number to 1 million by the end of the year.

Key Specs

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 990 | 8 GBProcessor
6.9 inches Display
108 MP + 12 MP + 12 MPRear camera
10 MPSelfie camera
4500 mAh Battery
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Video