Looking to the future, Samsung has ditched its iconic Galaxy Note in favor of foldable smartphones. The last Galaxy Notes, released in 2020, were the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. In 2021 and 2022, Samsung presented foldable smartphones during the August launch window.
However, since the Korean giant has committed to delivering three major Android updates for most of its models, the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra are still eligible for an update to Android 13. after receiving this version of the operating system, it will be over. Normally, Samsung’s latest Galaxy Note will no longer run Android 14 in 2023, and will gradually approach obsolescence.
The Galaxy Notes are dead, long live the foldables
Next year, when Samsung rolls out Android 14 to its smartphones, and the Galaxy Note no longer appears on the list of affected models, it will mark the end of an era. Nevertheless, it should be noted that even if the Galaxy Note 20 and the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra will no longer normally work the Android 14 update, these two models will continue to be usable. Indeed, Samsung is still agreeing to provide security updates for these models for some time. But users will only be entitled to the latest Android and OneUI (Samsung’s overlay) features.
In reality, Samsung only killed a brand
The good news is that if you have a Galaxy Note and want to replace it, Samsung hasn’t completely let you down. Admittedly, the Korean giant has put an end to the Galaxy Note brand, but it still offers premium smartphones, with XXL screens, and even the famous S-Pen stylus. Indeed, after abandoning the Galaxy Note, the manufacturer transferred the characteristics that distinguished these models to the Galaxy S.
So, if you are looking for a smartphone to replace your Galaxy Note 20 or Note 20 Ultra, you can opt for the Galaxy S22 Ultra, launched in early 2022 by Samsung. This one has a premium technical sheet, a very good camera, and above all, an S Pen stylus that fits in the edge (like on the old Galaxy Note). Moreover, Samsung has even improved the performance of this stylus, using the latency of 70%. Otherwise, you can also wait for the Galaxy S23 Ultra, which will be released in 2023.